Increasing attention is now being paid to the need to improve the staffing of health services to meet the health related Millennium Development Goals and other pressing health needs. Initiatives are being led at a global level, for example, the Global Health Workforce Alliance, and at regional and national level to meet the current challenges of staffing health services - particularly those in underserved areas. People with expertise in human resource planning and management are urgently needed to complement these efforts.
The following subject areas will be built into case studies which are used as an important method of achieving the learning outcomes of the module, with additional knowledge and skill inputs through classroom presentations and guided study:
- The dynamics of national and international labour markets
- Strategic sector-wide human resource planning in the context of changing health services
- Managing staff supply, including deployment and retention and the use of non-formal health workers
- Managing performance, including continuous professional development
- Employee relations, the politics of human resources and managing change
- Organisational capacity for the planning, management and development of an effective health workforce.
- Tools for HR planning and management covered by the module will include: health sector workforce appraisal, staffing projections, workload analysis, performance improvement, and human resource management systems audit.
This course will interest people already working in human resource planning and management in the health sector or health service managers in middle and low-income countries.
English language requirements:
Proof of English to IELTS 6.5
- Develop a strategic plan for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the health workforce in a given situation
- Access, adapt and use tools for human resource planning and management
- Review critically and evaluate the planning, management and development of human resources in a health care organisation.
- Analyse factors critically that influence the external and internal labour markets relevant to a particular organisation
- Design organisational capacity for managing human resources effectively
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Last updated November 27, 2015