htw saar Piktogramm QR-encoded URL
Back to Main Page Choose Module Version:


Management in the Health Sector V

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Management in the Health Sector V
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Health care management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: BAME18-16
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P311-0041, P311-0042, P311-0043
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
8S (8 hours per week, accumulated)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Duration: 2 semester
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Exam achievement: Presentation, case management

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BAME18-16 (P311-0041, P311-0042, P311-0043) Health care management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 5, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
120 class hours (= 90 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 300 hours (equivalent to 10 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 210 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BAME18-02 Management in the Health Sector I
BAME18-08 Management in the Health Sector II
BAME18-14 Management in the Health Sector IV

[updated 22.08.2017]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Petra Riemer-Hommel
Prof. Dr. Petra Riemer-Hommel
Prof. Robert Roßbruch
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Renaud
Mirjam Philippi, M.Sc.

[updated 22.08.2017]
Learning outcomes:
_Counseling and Education:
_ Students will acquire an understanding of the guidance, counselling and training of patients and caregivers as constitutive components of service provision and as an important field of action for all professions in the care and health sector. They will be able to classify counseling between unambiguity and diversity by studying different theoretical concepts of care counseling and education. They will be able to reflect upon various theoretical approaches to counseling with regard to their target group-specific applicability and discuss their own conceptual approaches.
Personnel Management:
In the Personnel Management unit, students will acquire in-depth knowledge about employee motivation and the interrelationships of effective personnel management, which will be addressed both in general and specifically with regard to nursing and healthcare professions.
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_        be familiar with the factors that motivate people in general
_        be able to recognize how motivation can be achieved through leadership
_        know and understand that motivation can be influenced even while the members of an organization are taking action
_        be familiar with the most important management style models
_        understand the connection between employee motivation and employee management and the success of a company
_        be familiar with the special challenges of primary employee motivation (personnel recruitment) and sustainable employee motivation in companies in the health care sector and the consequences for personnel management
_        be able to transfer theoretical principles into practical examples
Labor Law: Basics of Individual Rights:
Labor law, and in particular the employment relationship and its termination, has become a difficult and sometimes confusing matter due to complicated legal provisions and the highly differentiated case law of labor courts. The task of labor law is to contribute to shaping the economic order in the Federal Republic of Germany while the legal position of individual employees and employers is shaped in particular by individual labor law. The main instrument of labor law is the employment contract. Its conclusion, the rights and obligations arising from it and the termination of employment relationships will be the focus of this course unit. After successfully completing this module, students will be able to both examine the legal aspects of their own employment relationship and be able to deal with problems relevant to labor law that healthcare managers are confronted with on a daily basis.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
_Counseling and Education:
_        The meaning of counseling in nursing care
_        Definition and delimitation (instruction, training, dissemination of information, education, therapy), degrees of formalization
_        Consultation skills
_        Legal framework
_        Theoretical approaches and methods from related sciences
_        Care-specific counseling concepts and models
_        Assessment, need and demand for counseling
_        Counseling in nursing homes, case management, counseling caregiving relatives
_        Instruction processes, designing training and guidance
_        Collegial counseling
Personnel Management:
1.        Basics of personnel management and motivation in organizations
2.        Motivation theories: Content theories, process theories, action theories of motivation
3.        Management style models and management theories: Situational leadership theories, human interaction theories, attribution theories
4.        Employees as human capital and a production factor in service companies
5.        Personnel planning, recruitment and employee motivation in health care companies
Labor Law: Basics of Individual Rights:
1. Concept, meaning and tasks of labor law
2. _Labor law sources
_        The legal sources, the order of precedence of the legal sources
_        Intergovernmental and international labor law
3. Labor law and the constitution
_        Competencies of the Basic Law for labor law, the significance of fundamental rights in labor law, the principle of the welfare state
4. The employment relationship
_        Requirements
_        The parties involved in the employment relationship, special employment relationships, the application of labor law norms to non-employment relationships
5. Establishing an employment relationship
_        The initiation of an employment relationship
_        The job advertisement, the interview _ The employer´s right to ask questions
_        The conclusion of an employment contract _ Content and form of an employment contract, defects in an employment contract, the pre-contractual obligation
6. The employee´s obligations
_        The obligation to work
_        Employer´s right of direction, content of work performance, working time (full-time/part-time; overtime)
_        Special case: Standby service/on-call standby/standby, place of work (implementation, secondment, transfer), notice of termination pending a change of contract, secondary obligations
7. The employer´s obligations
_        Obligation to pay wages, secondary obligations, special case: The job reference
_        Introduction to the problem, analysis and interpretation of various references
_        How do I write references/presentation of a new reference concept for nursing professions
8. Defective performance in the employment relationship
_        Breaches of duty by the employee/the employer
9. Special liability features in the employment relationship
_        Liability of the employee/employer
10. Terminating an employment relationship
_        Termination (ordinary and extraordinary) and protection against termination, the termination agreement
_        Admissibility or non-admissibility of fixed-term employment contracts, entitlement to and limits of reducing working time according to the law on part-time and fixed-term employment, obligations with regard to the termination of employment
11. Labor court proceedings
_        Tactical advice for preparing and conducting a labor court case
_        The court settlement

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Print and electronic media, case studies, exercises

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
_Counseling and Education:
_        Abt-Zegelin A (2003). Patienten und Familienedukation in der Pflege. In: Deutscher Verein für Pflegewissenschaft e.V. (Hg) Das Originäre der Pflege entdecken. Tagungsband. Frankfurt a.M.: Mabuse; S.103-115
_        Büker C (2015). Pflegende Angehörige stärken: Information, Schulung und Beratung als Aufgaben der professionellen Pflege. 2. Aufl. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer
_        Engel F, Nestmann F, Sickendiek U (2006). Theoretische Konzepte der Beratung. In: D. Schaeffer, S. Schmidt-Kaehler (Hg) Lehrbuch Patientenberatung. Bern: Hans Huber
_        Engel R (2006). Gesundheitsberatung in der Pflege. Einführende Kon-zepte und integriertes Ausbildungscurriculum. Bd. 3 der Reihe Pflegewissenschaft. Wien: Facultas Universitätsverlag
_        Hüper C, Hellige B (2007). Professionelle Pflegeberatung und Gesundheitsförderung für chronische Kranke. Rahmenbedingungen-Grundlagen-Konzepte-Methoden, Frankfurt a. Main: Mabuse
_        Koch-Straube U (2003). Beratung in der Pflege. In: Deutscher Verein für Pflegewissenschaft e.V. (Hg) Pflege & Gesellschaft, Das Originäre der Pflege entdecken. Pflege beschreiben, erfassen, begrenzen. Frankfurt: Mabuse
_        Koch-Straube U (2004). Entwicklung eines Beratungskonzeptes für die Pflege. Pflegemagazin 5(4):4-9
_        Lay R (2001). Beratungskompetenz in der Pflege. PrInterNet - Zeitschrift für Pflegewissenschaft 9(1):195-200
_        Petter-Schaiger B. (2011). Beratung in der Pflege für die Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildung. Berlin: Cornelsen
_        Schaeffer D, Dewe B (2006). Zur Interventionslogik von Beratung in Differenz zu Information, Aufklärung und Therapie. In: D. Schaeffer, S. Schmidt-Kaehler (Hg) Lehrbuch der Patientenberatung. Bern: Hans Huber
Personnel Management:
_        Thommen J-P, Achleitner A-K (2012). Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. Wiesbaden: Gabler
_        Steinmann H, Schreyögg G (2005). Management 6. Aufl. Wiesbaden: Gabler
_        Busse R, Schreyögg J, Stargardt T (Hg) (2013). Management im Gesundheitswesen. Das Lehrbuch für Studium und Praxis. 3. Aufl. Heidelberg: Springer
Labor Law: Basics of Individual Rights:
_        Roßbruch R. Handbuch des Pflegerechts. 6-bändiges  Loseblattwerk (ca. 13.000 Seiten plus CD-ROM). Neuwied: Luchterhand. 1997 ff.; 100. Aktualisierung Oktober 2015
_        Roßbruch R (Hg). PflegeRecht. Monatlich erscheinende Fachzeitschrift für Rechtsfragen in der stationären und ambulanten Pflege. Koblenz. 20. Jg., 2016
_        Roßbruch R. (2006). Arbeitszeugnisse für Pflegeberufe. 2. Aufl. Neu-wied: Luchterhand
_        Roßbruch R (2004). Arbeitszeugnisse für Pflegeberufe (1. Teil) Pflege-Recht:195 ff.
_        Roßbruch R (2004). Arbeitszeugnisse für Pflegeberufe (2. Teil) Pflege-Recht:242 ff.
_        Schneider, Wozalla (2006). Arbeitsrechtliche Formulare für die Pflegedienstleitung. 1. Aufl. Neuwied: Luchterhand   
_        Sträßner, Heinz (2007). Das Recht der ambulanten Pflegedienstleitung. 1. Aufl. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer  
_        ArbG - Arbeitsgesetze. Textausgabe. München (dtv/Beck) 201X (aktuelle Jahresauflage).
        Further and special literature and rulings will be announced separately.
(We recommend the purchase of the ArbG (6,50 EUR) from the Beck Verlag)
Additional literature will be announced in the course.

[updated 01.10.2020]
[Tue Feb 27 14:50:25 CET 2024, CKEY=mmihgv, BKEY=me3, CID=BAME18-16, LANGUAGE=en, DATE=27.02.2024]