Organization & Management Courses Fall 2005

Health Care Management
First Year Program
Second Year Program
Electives


Health Care Management


OMG 531
Diversity in the Workplace

Competency Area: Collaboration & Group Dynamics
Required of and restricted to Healthcare Management Certificate Students, unless special permission in writing has been given by the program director.

We live in a diverse and changing world. Effective managers are able to capitalize on the diversity of a workforce in areas such as race, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and ability. Students explore the meaning of social identity, the impact of status and stratification, and exclusionary and inclusive treatment of group membership in organizations. Discussions also include issues and perspectives from the client’s point of view.

Section HC: Sunny Bradford
Time: Saturdays, November 12 and December 3,
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Make-up date, if needed – Saturday, December 10, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Maximum: 16
Credits: 2


OMG 535
Group Dynamics & Leadership

Competency Area: Collaboration & Group Dynamics
Required of and restricted to Healthcare Management Certificate Students, unless special permission in writing has been given by the program director.

The ability to be both an effective leader and participant in groups is essential. Effective groups provide a means of focusing collective energy, and developing high performing work groups requires knowledge and skill. This course provides a framework for understanding group dynamics, the stages of group development, and the ability to match leadership style with group needs.

Section HC: Robbie Hertneky
Time: Saturdays, September 24, October 8 & 29,
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Maximum: 16
Credits: 2


OMS 519
Healthcare Issues & Practices

Competency Area: Systems & Strategic Thinking

Required of and restricted to Healthcare Management Certificate Students, unless special permission in writing has been given by the program director.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the major political, social, and economic healthcare issues facing our nation today. We will discuss how the U.S. healthcare system is organized including major private, non-profit, and public sector institutions involved in the delivery, management, regulation, and financing of healthcare. Topics will include: patient safety, information technology and knowledge management, outcomes management, and examining the interest groups and legislative process involved in shaping healthcare policy.

Section HC: TBA
Changed 08/30/05 to: Beth Boynton
Time: Saturday, September 10 (following Orientation), 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, and
Wednesdays, September 14 & 28, October 19,
November 2 & 16 and December 7,
5:30 – 8:00 pm
(Make-up date, if needed – Wednesday, December 14, 5:30 – 8:00 pm)
Maximum: 16
Credits: 1


First Year Program


OMG 535
Group Dynamics & Leadership I

Competency Area: Collaboration & Group Dynamics (Required)

This course is designed specifically for first semester O&M students. It will focus on group development and dynamics and group leadership. The course introduces students to elements of group dynamics and to a model that matches leadership styles to stages of group development. Students work in teams throughout the course and use course concepts to analyze their experience. Skills emphasized are group leadership and membership skills, group observation and feedback, conflict management, and managing diversity in groups. Students are expected to read The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams by Blanchard, Carew and Parisi-Carew before the first class meeting. Students may do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line.

Section K: Donna Mellen
Time: Saturdays & Sundays, September 17 & 18 and October 8 & 9,
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Maximum: 24
Credits: 2


OMD 620
Leadership and Management Theory & Practice

Competency Area: Self Development (Required)

This course will explore and evaluate models of leadership and management. Using a theoretical and developmental approach, the primary learning objective is to construct personal models of leading and managing in complex environments. Through a variety of readings, experiential activities, self assessment tools and cases, students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill base and better determine the most effective ways to influence and sustain their organizations. Students should check the course conference on FirstClass, for on-line assignments that will begin prior to the first class meeting.

Section K: Steve Guerriero
Time: Saturdays, October 29 & November 19,
Changed 07/20/05 to: Sunday October 30 and Saturday, November 19
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Changed 10/18/05 to: Saturdays, October 29 & November 19
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Maximum: 24
Credits: 1


OMD 651
Professional Seminar

Competency Area: Self Development (Required)

Professional Seminar provides a setting in which students and faculty offer consultation and support regarding issues students face in their educational, professional, and personal development. All students enrolled in Professional Seminar meet as a community, working together with faculty to develop a productive and inclusive learning group. Through assigned reading, reflective writing, dialogue and guided activities, students will focus on their professional goals and their learning goals for their master’s program. Students may do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line.

Section K: Donna Mellen and Peter Smith

Time: Fridays, September 16, October 7 & 28,
November 18 and December 9, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Maximum: 24
Credits: 1


OM 690
SIS: Supervised Independent Study

 

If you are planning an independent study, please register for an SIS on your registration form. However, an SIS contract must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by December 1, 2005 in order for it to appear on your schedule or transcript. Please be sure to specify on the contract if the SIS will be used to fulfill a competency area or serve as a required course substitute, or as an elective. Contracts received after the December 1st deadline will be returned to you for registration in a subsequent semester (additional costs may apply). Credits will not appear on your schedule until the SIS contract(s) has been submitted to the Registrar