Human Resources for Health (HRH)
How can policy makers and managers improve the performance of the health workforce? How does one plan for human resources? How can organizational development contribute to the performance of health workers?
The quality of health service delivery depends to a large extent on the availability and performance of qualified personnel, aided by sufficient facilities, equipment and drugs. Policy makers and managers can influence the performance of health workers by using carefully formulated and implemented human resources for health policies and strategies, developed in consultation with stakeholders. In order to enhance workforce performance, policy makers and managers also need to be able to analyse organizational culture and behaviour and to identify appropriate leadership skills.
This course addresses the knowledge and skills that policy makers and managers need for human resource planning and management. It provides an overview of the situation of Human Resources for Health from a global perspective and subsequently discusses strategies at country level to address health workforce issues. Topics include rational planning, training, governance and gender, performance management and leadership and organisational change.
At the end of the module the participants should be able to:
- explain the concept of Human Resources in the health sector
- analyse and discuss the various issues in human resources in the health sector
- discuss different strategies to assure sufficient and qualified staff are equitably distributed
- critically appraise staff performance, identify performance problems and suggest appropriate solutions
- critically assess training programs for health care workers and provide appropriate recommendations for improvement
- analyse organisational behaviour and discuss strategic options and leadership styles for change
- Introduction to HRH
- Strategic planning of HRH
- Retention, motivation and performance of health workers
- Governance and HRH, including migration
- Addressing gender and rights in HRH policies and plans
- Leadership and organisational change
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There are scholarships from Orange Knowledge Programme available for this course. Register first at KIT for academic admission. OKP deadline: 23-09-2019. Read more: https://www.kit.nl/health/study/okp-orange-knowledge-programme/
Summary practical information:
Course dates: 17-02-2020 to 28-02-2020
Duration: 2 weeks
OKP scholarship application deadline: 23-09-2019
KIT Application deadline other funding: 25-12-2019
Location: KIT, Amsterdam
Fee: EUR 1.660 (this fee covers the course fee and study material. It does not include any other costs incurred like travel costs, insurance, visa, accommodation, daily expenses and others)