The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the organizational dynamics of healthcare systems to understand and function successfully within practice environments. Course content is based on social science theories, business practices, and psychological tenets. Management principles are outlined and issues related to organizational behavior in the healthcare industry are discussed. These include change and resistance to change, motivation and morale, and power and politics, among others. An exploration of leadership theory within the context of the organizational environment allows the student to integrate key principles of organizational dynamics and leadership effectiveness.