Health Care Management


Course Objective

This course introduces organizational theories that are relevant to
health care organizations. Students will practice in applying these
theories to real-life problems in health organizations. Both approaches
contribute to enabling students to:
- gain understanding of different management practices (Bridging Theory
and Practice - Knowledge and Application);
- analyse the influence of management practices on motivation of
individuals (Academic and Research Skills);
- understand and solve situations of conflict within health care
organizations (Academic and Research Skills; Bridging Theory and
Practice - Knowledge and Application);
- develop strategies for health organizations (Academic and Research
Skills; Bridging
Theory and Practice - Application);
- have theoretical and practical insight into leadership and leadership
styles (Bridging Theory and Practice - Knowledge and Application);
- communicate effectively (Social Professional Skills);
- manage and coordinate teams of health care professionals (Bridging
Theory and Practice - Knowledge;
Social Professional Skills).

Course Content

Health organizations are fast changing entities, partly driven by new
technological developments and by social complexity. This course helps
students how to effectively contribute to the performance in health care
institutions. This requires a good understanding of the macro-elements
of organizational behavior, such as management abilities and strategic
orientation. The following subjects will be addressed: motivation,
management of professionals, leadership and leadership styles, and
communication. In this course, relevant management theories will be
discussed and applied to the health care sector. Students will practice
in work groups on the assignment to prepare a policy paper.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Written exam – Individual assessment.
Assignment – Performance as project manager.

Entry Requirements



Textbook to be announced.
Additional reading (will be published on Canvas).

Recommended background knowledge


General Information

Course Code E_EBE3_HCM
Credits 6 EC
Period P3
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. T.L.C.M. Groot
Examiner prof. dr. T.L.C.M. Groot
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Instruction course, Lecture
Target audiences

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