HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SERVICES

PHE5HRM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to human resources management (HRM) in the health sector. In particular, it situates the function of human resource management inside a broader perspective of management theory and practice. The responsibilities of HRM are identified and discussed, including recruitment and selection, equal opportunity in employment, training and development, performance appraisal, and occupational health and safety. Specific skills pertaining to the management of people are examined. The subject also includes an introduction to industrial relations in Australia and the changing nature of industrial relations in the health industry.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA5HER

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsReading pack available for purchasePrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply and justify the evidence relating best practice HRM and organisational performance to your organisation and your job.

Activities:
In class group case study assignment for F2F students and written topic blog postings for online students.

02. Critique and make recommendations for improvement of the resources available to line managers and human resource managers in people management in the health sector in Australia and internationally.

Activities:
In class group case study exercises for F2F students and written topic blog postings for online students.

03. Argue how Australian industrial relations and the union movement in particular have influenced the practice of HRM in health care organisations.

Activities:
Online quiz on Australian industrial resources history and impact.

04. Predict how relevant HR principles, such as employment equity, occupational health and safety, organisational diversity and work life balance will impact your job and that of a team leader or manager.

Activities:
In class group case study assignment and exercises for F2F students and written topic blog postings for online students.

05. Appraise and strengthen your skills in planning and implementing staff recruitment and selection, staff motivation and performance management to your workplace.

Activities:
Written assignment on leadership in health services management.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2015, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Class requirements

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000-word written report50 01, 04, 05
One in-class presentation 10 minutes or 6 of 8 blog posts25 01, 02, 04
One online quiz25 03, 04

Online, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week and delivered via online.
"Online equivalent of 3 hours of class time per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000-word written report50 01, 04, 05
One in-class presentation 10 minutes or 6 of 8 blog posts25 01, 02, 04
One online quiz25 03, 04