Course ObjectiveThis 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
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 ContentHealth 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.
Method of AssessmentWritten exam – Individual assessment.
Assignment – Performance as project manager.
LiteratureTextbook to be announced.
Additional reading (will be published on Canvas).
Recommended background knowledgeNone.
|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|
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Instruction course, Lecture|
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