University of cologne - Business School

Human Resource Management in Healthcare


In this course, you will learn about the importance of personnel management and leadership for the success of teams, departments and organisations in the healthcare system. You will gain insight into the challenges involved in managing and leading personnel and gain the required knowledge of how to deal with them. You will apply the concepts and approaches you have learned by working on case studies and in role plays.



  • Selection and motivation of employees, in order to achieve the organisation's goals
  • Importance of goals for the work performance and their successful formulation
  • Leadership and leadership styles: get to know the characteristics and behavior of successful leaders, from "Leader Behavior" to "Transformational Leadership".
  • Team composition and team processes as drivers of team effectiveness
  • Leadership in change: learn what is of importance for leaders in times of organisational change.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding what is critical for the motivation and satisfaction of healthcare professionals
  • Learning what constitutes a successful target agreement and which aspects need to be considered when assessing employees
  • Recognise the challenges of transformation processes and know how you can successfully shape change.
  • Understand what makes a team successful and get a sense for the dynamics of teams.

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Key Facts



13 November 2021
Sat. 09.00 - 17.00 h






University of Cologne

Work experience

Work Experience

Minimum of 2 years



900 €
Certificate Programme: Included



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Module of

Healthcare Management Certificate Programme


  • Practical teaching of concepts, methods and techniques of leadership and personnel management
  • Applied examples from health organisations
  • Application of the mediated contents in case study processing and role plays
Management in Hospitals


Prof. Dr Thorsten Semrau

Professor of Management, University of Trier

Prof. Dr Semrau studied business administration and psychology, was a junior professor at the University of Cologne and worked for several years as a lecturer at Fresenius University and at the Center for Doctoral Studies, University of Mannheim. He has many years of consulting experience in the fields of human resources, organisation and corporate development. His current research focuses on organisational design and behavior in organisations.

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