Management in health organisation

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Doel vak

To get acquainted with important theories on organisational structures
To acquire knowledge on organisational structures in health
To acquire insight in different management practices
To obtain insight in motivation methods and conflict management and
specific problems in health organisations
To acquire insight into strategic management in health organisations
To gain insight in and to practice leadership
To improve communication skills
To practice team management

Inhoud vak

Organisations in the health science sector are changing rapidly, partly
due to newly emerging technologies and increasing societal complexity. A
growing number of students with a degree in health sciences become
managers/professionals in health organisations. During this course
students learn how to be effective performers both individually and in
teams within health organisations. This requires understanding the macro
aspects of organisational behaviour, which of necessity involves
managerial skills and ways of strategic thinking. Several speakers
conduct lecturers on different aspects, such as motivation, managing
behaviour between people, leadership, communication in health
organisations. The speakers will explain theories from literature and
relate the theories to the experiences from practice. Next to the
theoretical part, the students learn practical and interpersonal
associated with management success, e.g. how to engage in group-based
planning. In addition, the students become a project manager of a
project team of Bachelor students who have been given the assignment to
write an advisory report. While being a project manager you are trained
and coached. With the other students you discuss your experiences and
the coach helps you relate the experiences to theory.


Lectures (approximately 20 hours), response lecture (2 hours) self-study
(approximately 58 hours), training workshops (approximately 12 hours),
(attendance is mandatory, all mornings in the third and fourth weeks of
the course), project assignment (attendance is mandatory, all afternoons
third and fourth weeks of the course) and personal learning plan
(approximately 76 hours).


Written exam (50%) and assessment of the functioning as a project
manager (50%). Grades of both components must be sufficient.


Burns, Lawton, Elizabeth Bradley, and Bryan Weiner. Shortell and
Kaluzny's Healthcare Management: Organization Design and Behavior,
International Edition. Cengage Learning, 2011.


Optional course for Master students in the specialisation in 'Policy and
Organisation in Health Care' in Health Sciences and other
specialisations in Health Sciences

Overige informatie

In the third and fourth weeks (Calendar weeks 4 and 5), students
enrolled in this course have mandatory activities during the afternoon
(Monday to Friday, 13h30-17h15), when they will coach BSc students of
the course Biomedische wetenschappen en maatschappij (AB_1011).

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_470822
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. E. Muniz Pereira Urias
Examinator dr. E. Muniz Pereira Urias
Docenten prof. dr. M.B.M. Zweekhorst

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