Management of Human Resources and Health Professionals – BUSI 344

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

Explores managing human resources in the context of the healthcare organization. Focuses on applying human resource management concepts (i.e., but not limited to: recruitment, compensation, motivation, performance and talent management) in the management of human capital within the healthcare setting.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The healthcare industry is constantly evolving. Most healthcare organizations are among the largest employers in their communities and the demand for workers is projected to outpace supply on a national scale. The fundamental field of human resources is impacted by shifting demographics, new technologies, and the growing complexity of accreditation demands and state/federal regulations. The ultimate goal of healthcare human resource management is to leverage human capital resources in an effort to provide efficient and effective value to patients and stakeholders centered on cost, access, and quality of care.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate a biblical worldview within the context of human resource management in healthcare.
  2. Apply human resource management concepts in the context of the healthcare organization (hypothetical or real world).
  3. Identify key challenges associated with hiring, managing, and retaining health professionals.
  4. Discuss key human resource management issues in the provision of healthcare based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (6)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 350500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250350 words.

Both the thread and replies must include a Scriptural reference and at least 2 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources, plus the course text, all in current APA format.

Research Project

Outline & References

Each group will complete a full sentence outline in preparation for the Research Project - Final Document. The outline must include a thesis statement, the research question(s)/issues being addressed, the space allotted to each section of the paper, and a preliminary reference list of at least 20 sources that are less than 5 years old. One member of the group will submit the final version of the Research Project - Outline. Each student is required to read all instructor feedback and implement it on future assignments.

Final Document

Each group of students will be responsible for constructing and reviewing the final document. Each group will work collaboratively on a 7-8 page paper that is in current APA format paper. The topic of the paper will be selected individually by the group and approved by the instructor. Each student must contribute weekly to the group's discussion in the Group Discussion Board Forum about this paper. One member of the group will submit the final version of this assignment.

Peer Evaluations (2)

After each part of the Research Project, each student will evaluate the contributions of each of their group members using the Peer Evaluation Form. Each student will be evaluated by their fellow group members. The resulting scores will be used to provide a final Peer Evaluation score for each part of the Research Project. All Peer Evaluation scores will be awarded provisionally.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-note, contain 15 multiple-choice and multiple answer questions, and have a 30-minute time limit.