29 July 2016
Professional Leadership in health care
Today’s health care is confronting healthcare workers with several challenges such as rising customers’ expectations, rising costs, accessibility and ethical issues, high-tech information systems and interprofessional collaboration. Also as a result of the ageing population healthcare workers are increasingly confronted with patients suffering from multimorbidity requiring multidisciplinary teams to provide the highest possible care for them.
In order to respond well to these challenges and to provide high-quality patient care, good leadership qualities will be of help to the healthcare worker. The ability to effectively manage change and to empower others are some elements of effective leadership. Good leaders are competent, flexible and able to energize colleagues or teams to adapt to change.
Monique Du Moulin and Lieven Vanlangenaeker, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Bachelors/masters in health sciences
This module will give you more insight and understanding of the concept of (good) leadership. What theories / models describe leadership, what is the role of leadership in research or leading change, and what (personal) skills or traits are necessary to become a leader are some of the aspects central in this module.
EUR 800: Course and course materials