312.655.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 2 Credit(s)
FS 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Paula Singer
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • explain alternate organizational behavior perspectives and conceptual frameworks
    • explain how personality and perception influence behavior in organizations
    • apply theories and concepts of motivation and teamwork to developing strategies for improving performance
    • apply theories and concepts of conflict management and negotiation to improve organizational communication and performance
    • Assess the influence of organizational culture on management and employee behavior
  • Course Description
    Explores organizational behavior perspectives and theories, which provide the framework for the critical study of management, and the interpersonal skills and knowledge required by managers in the dynamic health sector. Students develop an approach to thinking about health sector organizations and their complexity. Emphasizes current thinking and the application of theory to practice in the areas of management, employee motivation, group behavior and team development, power and influence plus conflict management and negotiation skills.
  • Intended Audience
    MHA students as well as those MPH students in the leadership and management concentration, and students officially enrolled in the HFM certificate
  • Methods of Assessment
    Group assignments (30%), class participation (30%) and a final paper (40%). Group assignments are composed of (a) case study analyses, (b) role playing/simulations, discussions of specific readings and key concepts/theories
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

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