Organizational Behavior in Health Systems – BUSI 510

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will provide the current or future healthcare manager with an overview of issues healthcare administrators will need to address to include diversity, attitudes, perceptions, and effective communication. Motivational and leadership theories, intrapersonal and interpersonal issues, stress, decision making, conflict/negotiation skills and group dynamics in the healthcare organization will be addressed. Healthcare managers ultimately play a critical and vital role in how health systems manage change and these aspects will be explored.




The purpose of this course is to provide students an opportunity to evaluate the impact of individual and team behavior on the healthcare organization.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate individual motivation, attitudes and perception in the healthcare organization.
  2. Analyze motivational and leadership theories as applied to the effective health system.
  3. Assess the impact of stress, conflict and effective negotiation in the healthcare organization.
  4. Evaluate the impact of effective group dynamics and team building of healthcare employees’ performance.
  5. Synthesize the role of the healthcare manager founded on Christian principles.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings

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 (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 600 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge and research. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 450 words. Each thread and each reply must be supported by at least 1 scriptural reference and at least 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly references in addition to the course textbook. All sources must have been published within the last 5 years.

Participants must create a thread in order to view other threads in forums.

Personality Impact – Group Paper

Each group will complete and submit a 10–12 page paper, excluding title page, abstract, and references, synthesizing the results of their individual Jung Typology Test describing the impact of their collective personality types on the team’s effectiveness in a healthcare organization. Include scripture supported rationale for the creation of differing personality types. This paper must be in current APA format and include a minimum of 10 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources, the course textbook, and the Bible.

Applied OB – Group Research Paper

Each student will equally contribute to the research and writing of a group research-based paper formatted in current APA format that focuses on a selected OB topic. Additionally, the paper must include a synthesis of the role of the healthcare manager founded on Christian principles as related to this topic. The paper must be 10–12 pages excluding title page, abstract, and references and include at least 20 scholarly references in addition to the course textbook and Bible.

Exams (4)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks up to the date of the module/week of the exam. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 45-minute time limit.