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This module treats the concept of human resources management in light of most recent 21st century developments and trends. It is informed by emerging HR philosophies and best practices being championed by leading businesses and institutions around the world. Both the spirit and content of the module are designed to challenge healthcare managers and leaders to think of better performance management models that bring out the best in health workers in a sustainable way.

Course code : CHM 10
Human Resource Management & The Health Sector


  1. To discuss the central role of human resources in the overall managerial process in health care
  2. To introduce learners to the human resource employment processes
  3. To enable learners distinguish different human resource management techniques
  4. To introduce learners to essential staff appraisal methods
  5. To equip learners with human resource planning techniques
  6. To enable learners define different types of organisational structures
  7. To equip learners with training needs assessment skills and techniques
  8. To enable learners explain the Human Resource Policy for Uganda
  9. To enable learners explain the relevance of the human resource strategic plan for Uganda



By the end of this unit, learners should:

  1. Develop appraisal criteria for staff
  2. Analyse and critically appraise organisational structures
  3. Analyse critically a human resource plan
  4. Develop a human resource plan
  5. Design an appropriate Organisational Structure
  6. Conduct Training Needs Assessment
  7. Apply appropriate HR techniques in their health facilities

Mode Of Delivery

  • Reading guide/assignment workbook
  • Online resources, including videos
  • Toolkit for assisting in action research

Assessing The Implementation Of Performance Management Of Health Care Workers In Uganda
Source: Abridged from paper By George William Lutwama, Janetta Hendrika Roos, and Bethabile Dolamo;
BMC Health Serv Res. 2013; Published online 2013 Sep 17.
For full article, with references and tables, see:

Course Curriculum

Section 1
The Art Of Managing Human Resources FREE 00:00:00
Staff Selection FREE 00:00:00
Staff Development FREE 00:00:00
Staff Appraisals FREE 00:00:00

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