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HCAD605 - Human Resource Management in Healthcare

Course Details

Course Code: HCAD605 Course ID: 5230 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course serves as an advanced course in human resource management with an emphasis on the health care workforce. Students will explore the intricacies associated with recruiting, hiring, and managing healthcare workers. Organizational culture as it pertains to human resources will be examined, and strategic planning will be highlighted. (Prerequisite: HCAD500)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
11/30/21 - 04/29/22 05/02/22 - 06/26/22 Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The seven course learning competencies are to:

  1. Examine the significance of strategic human resources management to healthcare managers
  2. Discuss human resource principles and concepts as they apply to healthcare organizations
  3. Analyze applicable laws related to human resource management
  4. Apply knowledge to understand, analyze and discuss a variety of human resource issues in healthcare
  5. Develop and implement human resource strategies that can be utilized to solve various management and operational issues
  6. Explain the role of organized labor in healthcare
  7. Analyze how changes and external trends impact organizational human resources

Core Competencies:

The APUS Master of Science in Healthcare Administration is seeking accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). One requirement for being accredited is that “The Program will adopt a set of competencies that align with the mission and types of jobs graduates enter. The Program will use these competencies as the basis of its curriculum, course content, learning objectives and teaching and assessment methods (CAHME Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Criteria Revisions, Section III.A.1). The competencies identify the most important types of knowledge and skills that APU’s Graduate Healthcare Administration students are expected to acquire and develop, and they serve as the basis on which students’ performance is assessed throughout their time in their program of study. Specifically, the combination of competencies and performance assessments based on the competencies seek to answer the question: What are the most important knowledge and skills that students should demonstrate at graduation based on the learning experiences offered during the program?

Accordingly, APU’s Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, through the feedback of the program’s advisory council and faculty, has adopted the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE’s) Leadership Competencies for Healthcare Services Managers.

CAHME requires course syllabi to specify the level of competence students are expected to achieve for every competency this course emphasizes. The following competency levels indicate what I expect students to achieve for the competencies in this course.

BASIC (B): course assignment(s) include introduction to and/or some practice in developing this competency and assessment component is able to confirm that students understand what the competency is and has some limited ability or skill in this area;

INTERMEDIATE (I): course assignments emphasize developing this competency and assessment component is able to confirm that students have achieved moderate or average competence in this area;

ADVANCED (A): course assignments place major emphasis on developing this competency and assessment component is able to confirm that students have achieved notable or above average to major or significant competency in this area.

This course is designed to assist in developing the following core competencies:

Competency

Domain

Level

Course Objective(s)

Assessment Methods

Leadership

Leadership Skills and Behavior

I

1, 5, 7

Case Studies, Discussion Assignments, and Group Project

Leading Change

I

5, 7

Discussion Assignments and Group Project

Communication and Relationship Management

Communication Skills and Engagement

I

5, 7

Group Project

Professional and Social Responsibility

Ethical Conduct & Social Consciousness

I

Case Studies, Discussion Assignments, and Group Project

Healthcare Workforce

Health Workforce

I

2, 4

Case Studies and Written Assignments

Business

Laws and Regulations

I

3

Case Studies and Discussion Assignments

Human Resource Management

A

1, 2, 4, 5, 7

Case Studies and Written Assignments

Forum

Please join the forums each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of each week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.

Guidelines:

  • Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday.
  • Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
  • Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
  • Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
  • All forums can be accessed in the Forums section of the course.

Assignments:

Rubrics have been created and placed in the classroom. The rubrics in place will be used to grade written assignments.

Grading Scale

Grading Instrument

Percentage of Final Grade

Weekly Forums (6)

35

Written Papers/Case Study Analyses (4)

40

Group Project/Peer Assessment

25

TOTAL

100%

Grade

Grading Percent

Description

A

94-100

Very high quality, clearly above average work

A-

90-93

B+

87-89

B

84-86

Expected Level of Performance

B-

80-83

Minimum Passing Grade for End of Program Requirement

C+

77-79

C

73-76

C-

70-72

Failing

Book Title: Fundamentals of Human Resources in Healthcare, 2nd ed. (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Author: Fried, Bruce J. and Myron D. Fottler
Publication Info: Health Administration Press
ISBN: 9781567939408


Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:Fundamentals of Human Resources in Healthcare, 2nd ed. (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9781567939408
Publication Info:Health Administration Press Lib
Author:Fried, Bruce J. and Myron D. Fottler
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.