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Leadarship within healthcare in change 7.5 Credits

Ledarskap inom hälsovård i förändring
Second cycle, H7005H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Public Health
Subject group (SCB)
Public Health

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, health sciences or equivalent degree

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The aim of the course is that the student should develop understanding of multiprofessional health care where tasks are carried out by different professional groups. In particular, the student should develop the ability to reflect on his/her own and others' roles in such an organisation. The aim is further that the student should develop leadership ability and the ability to identify and carry out improvements at the individual, group and organisational levels. On completion of the course, the student should be able to: Knowledge and understanding
  • compare and discuss concepts and theories of leadership, group processes, communication and conflict management
  • describe and analyse how health care is organised, how responsibility is distributed between different professional groups, and the laws and regulations that regulate this
  • identify and evaluate factors in individuals, groups and organisations that constitute preconditions, or impediments, for well-functioning operations
Skills and abilities
  • apply the contents of the course in order to prepare an improvement project
  • demonstrate the ability to reflect on his/her and others' need for knowledge and skill development
  • demonstrate the ability to inform, communicate and develop by planning and carrying out an education module that relates to the contents of the course
Judgement and approach
  • demonstrate the ability to evaluate ethical and social aspects

  • Regulated profession exercise within health care and professional organisation
  • Principles of organisational coordination
  • Operational planning and follow up
  • Strategic leadership, improvement knowledge and organizational development
  • Laws and regulations
  • Participation, cooperation and leadership
  • Responsibility and authority in terms of staff and work
  • The importance of leadership for patient security and quality of care
  • Leadership, group processes and interpersonal dynamics
  • Decision making, communication and conflict management
  • Professional specialisation and the need for cooperation and coordination

During the course, the course participants work with developing understanding of the organisation of health care and their own role within it. Introductory and inspirational lectures are offered in connection with the different modules in the course. These lectures are followed by compulsory assignments that the students carry out individually and in groups. Examples are taken from operations. The seminars of the course are examined, while at the same time they constitute opportunities for the students to learn from one another. Before each compulsory section (teaching sessions, seminars) the course participants should prepare by working on assignments individually or in groups.

The course is examined through passed completed compulsory modules and through passed/passed with distinction written assignments and presentations at seminars.

This course is given for second-cycle studies. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Fronter.

Niklas Lehto

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Andersson, A. (2004). Arbetsrätten i staten. (2nd., [ext.] ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Engström, B. & Johansson, G. (2009). Sjuksköterska med uppdrag att leda. (2nd., [rev.] ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lundin, K. & Sandström, B. (2010). Ledarskap inom vård och omsorg. (1st. ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Norbäck, L.E. & Targama, A. (2009). Det komplexa sjukhuset: att leda djupgående förändringar i en multiprofessionell verksamhet. (1st. ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Offentligt ledarskap: om förändring, förnyelse och nya ledarideal. (2003). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Polit, D.F. & Beck, C.T. (2012). Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. (9.ed.) Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
*Raadu, G. (ed.) (2011). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvården. 2011 = 42nd. ed. (42nd. ed.) Stockholm: Liber.
Rönnberg, L. (2011). Hälso- och sjukvårdsrätt. (3rd. ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Willman, A., Stoltz, P. & Bahtsevani, C. (2011). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning & klinisk verksamhet. (3rd., [rev.] ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Wheelan, S.A. (2010). Att skapa effektiva team: en handledning för ledare och medlemmar. (1st. ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Elective literature regarding leadership as well as contract prints and different treatment programmes to be added.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses
List of articles is in the study guide or on Fronter.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Implementation of education module2.0U G#
0002Improvement project4.0U G VG
0003Written reflection1.5U G VG

Syllabus established
by 12 Feb 2015

Last revised
by 13 Feb 2017