Health Care Personnel

Course Details

Course Number: HSAD 5123   Section Number: x10; 101

Fall 2010

Location: Dillard College of Business Administration

Classroom Number: 124 and online

Days & Times:

All day meeting on  Monday, August 23 and November 22

Remainder of course delivered online

Course Attachments

Schedule  HCP Calendar 2010-20120329-155853.doc


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Susan Sportsman   
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Course Objectives


At the completion of the course, students will: 

  1. Apply principles drawn from complexity and change theories to the process of managing health care personnel.
  2.  Discuss various processes, including legal and regulatory, used to maintain a positive employer-employee relationship in health care organizations. 
  3. Develop strategies to recruit, screen, hire staff, and retain employees in the health care environment. 
  4. Apply theories of group process, motivation, empowerment, adult learning, and delegation when supervising health care employees.
  5.  Develop, implement and evaluate strategies to support the professional growth of employees in health care settings.
  6.  Discriminate between the roles of administration and the governing body in maintaining a positive work environment.

Course Expectations

 Presentation of Course Material

 Course content will be presented via the following methods:

 Lecture and class discussion during the two day-long classes scheduled at the beginning and end of the semester

 Reading assignments in each on-line module

 Homework related to each content area


 Students will review online modules, which include instructor-developed content and related URLs.  Each module also includes learning activities for the student to complete.    All module activities are due on the date specified in the class schedule.  Assignments must be sent to the instructor in the Blackboard Assignment  section.  If the work is not posted by 8 am of the designated date, the student will receive a 0 for the assignment. 

 Literature review

 Students will choose a topic related to the management of personnel in a health care environment and develop a research question to be answered by a literature review.  The review should include at least 10 articles, preferably describing qualitative or quantitative research on the subject.  Steps discussed in class regarding effective literature reviews should be used to develop the paper.  Specific grading criteria are as follows:

Class Presentation Assignment 

Select a class module that gave you the student, the most valuable information for future use in your professional career. Create a power point presentation that addresses additional content related to the module you selected. The power point presentation should address the following points:

  •  Why is this information valuable to you?  How will you use it in your future position? What additional content were you able to obtain and how is it related to the module content? Points worth = 20
  • Who is the target audience that you plan to use this information with? How will the participants use the information, as part of an orientation program, as part of a class presentation or for continuing education purposes? Be sure to give information related to the audience that will be a future participant in this presentation, for example mix of audience, physicians, nurses, allied health etc. Points worth = 20
  •  Class participation in presentation, comments/questions adequately addressed by presenter. Presentation has specifically “built-in” class exercises to engage the class in the presentation. Points worth 20.
  • Quality of presentation, well thought out, followed a logical sequence, used terminology understood by audience and defined terms and/or content not familiar to the audience. Additional content re the module content is readily evident. Content is timely, pertinent and adds value to the module content. Points worth= 20.
  •  Presenter well prepared in relation to audience questions, quality of power point, content presented in a clear, professional style. Points worth = 10.
  • Material used was current and bibliography followed APA guidelines. Points worth = 10
  •       Total points = 100

Grading criteria


60% (Each assignment is worth  5 points)

Literature Review


Oral Presentation


Submission Format Policy

Students will submit all homework assignments and the literature review via the Blackboard Assignment Section

The students will give the oral presentation during the on-campus class on Monday, November 22.

Check the Blackboard materials for this course for grading criteria for the oral presentation, homework, and literature review.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

All module activities are due on the date specified in the class schedule.  Assignments must be sent to the instructor in the Blackboard Assignment Section.  If the work is not posted by 8 am of the designated date, the student will receive a 0 for the assignment.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Students are expected to attend both on-campus classes from 9 am to 6 pm. 

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.