Spring 2019 Courses Announced for MHS in Clinical Leadership Program

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership (MHS-CL) is offering two courses for the upcoming spring term, held Jan. 9 through April 26. MHS-CL degree program applications for Spring 2019 admittance are being accepted now through Dec. 7. Program courses are also open to non-degree seeking students, and non-degree enrollment applications are also being accepted.

The MHS-CL spring courses are composed of three days of in-person instruction on Duke University's campus at the beginning of the term (Jan. 9-11) with the remainder of instruction being distance-based. Non-local learners will have the option to join on-campus sessions remotely. Some Duke employees may be eligible for the Duke Employee Tuition Assistance Program.

Course Descriptions

CLP- 204: Leading in a Chaotic Environment

Course Director: Kevin McLeod, MA, Director of Operations & Strategy, Duke Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Community Health.

Students will meet with industry leaders to learn perspectives on crisis management in turbulent and complex environments. Students will learn how to anticipate and plan for crises by analyzing examples of successful crisis management. The study of leadership theory and practice will be explored as students examine leadership types and styles, including their own, and learn to make shifts that help an organization endure and innovate in a changing health care environment. Credit: 2.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Distinguish between various leadership models and approaches.
  • Analyze strategies for successful management of crises, volatility and complexities.
  • Describe effective strategies used by leaders to demonstrate responsiveness to change.
  • Construct a model of a business continuity management and recovery plan.

CLP-207: Contemporary Human Capital Management

Course Director: Kyle Cavanaugh, MBA, Vice President, Administration, Duke University

Human Capital has been identified as the primary driver across successful organizations. This course will review the core components of human capital management including workforce planning, total compensation, workforce development, and overall engagement. Throughout the course, relevant employment related legislation and laws will be explored and discussed. Special attention will be given to emerging and contemporary practices, including global human resource initiatives. Credit: 3.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Articulate a framework for an overall strategic approach to workforce planning.
  • Demonstrate understanding of major employment related laws that impact organizations on a day-to-day basis.  Such laws will include, but will not be limited to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Immigration Reform & Control Act, Title VII, Civil Rights Act, and Affordable Care Act.
  • Describe the components of a compensation plan.
  • Describe the major legally required benefits, such as unemployment, workers compensation, and social security; as well as voluntary benefits such as health care, retirement and life insurance, and time off.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the status and dynamics of labor relations in health care settings.
  • Demonstrate understanding of human resource development strategies, including workforce and leadership development, and succession planning.
  • Articulate a variety of considerations when adding workforce health and safety issues and international employment.

How to apply

For more information about spring course offerings or to apply, call (919) 681-7007 or e-mail ClinicalLeadership@mc.duke.edu.

The Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership program is offered by the Duke University School of Medicine.