HCML 325 Organizational Theory & Behavior in Healthcare • 5 Cr.


Presents theory and practice of how organizational design affects group and interpersonal interactions as it applies to healthcare. Includes organizational structures, culture, and change management. Case studies used to bring contextual focus on specific departments and organizations in the global healthcare industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor. Previously RAIM 325.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • After completing this class, students should be able to: 1. Investigate legal, ethical behavior, and personal responsibility in the context of healthcare organizations 2. Examine the theory, practice and trends in organizational design, and their application to healthcare organizations 3. Evaluate organizational models and reporting relations and their applicability to healthcare organizations 4. Evaluate communication strategies that support the organizational structure 5. Assess and develop action plans that support the organizational change 6. Analyze the elements of organizational culture and structure impact individual and organization performance and effectiveness in healthcare organizations 7. Analyze methods and techniques of measuring the performance and effectiveness of specific healthcare departments and units