Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HA 511 - Leadership in Healthcare Administration

Explores the competencies required of healthcare executives for organizational leadership. The course departs from a study of traditional operations management theories. It focuses instead on interrelationships of effective executive and organizational competencies, and how the two must interface within an often turbulent health care environment. A healthcare leadership competency model is introduced.

Prerequisites & Notes
There is a $30 lab fee required for this course.

Assignment Overview

Assignments: 12 weekly assignments

Interactivity: Weekly live session

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following

1. Understand a new paradigm is essential for healthcare leaders.  The skills needed for the new paradigm include attributes of servant leadership and are inclusive of a both/and framework for transactional and transformational leadership.

2. Explain the future of leadership from an academic discipline of foresight and discuss competencies needed for the emerging future.

3. Describe why leaders who develop emotional and social intelligence will be better equipped for managing competing values and problem solving.

4. Understand an effective leader has the ability to initiate and sustain interprofessional collaboration and effective interpersonal communication.

5. Analyze motivational strategies and techniques for managing change.

6. Utilize the Competing Values Framework to understand the relationship between the various roles of a leader and measuring goals for patient satisfaction and quality improvement.

7. Evaluate your own leadership strengths to leverage and opportunities for growth related to health care leadership competencies and create a Personal Learning Agenda for self-improvement.

8. Discuss the role of the leader as an ethical guide for the health care organization.

Credits: 3

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