Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim with this practical training is that the
student deepens her/his knowledge in leadership and
management in the elderly care and service setting

Learning outcomes

During this practical training the student is
expected to get acquainted with leadership culture
- get experiences from leadership and management
in an organization
- build contacts with persons from working life
- understand planning and financing as a part of
working in business with elderly care
- understand the collaboration between different
sectors within elderly care

Course contents

Students form their personnel objectives prior to
the 3 week long practical training. After the
practical training the student writes an individual
summary of reflections.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Organization and leadership
Care management in the provision of elderly care
Extension studies in Leadership and management

Recommended or required reading

Fraser, S & Matthews, S (2008) The critical
practitioner in social work and health care

McSherry, R. & Warr, J (2008) An introduction to
excellence in practice development in health and
social care, Mc Graw Hill.

Study activities

Practical training - 133 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


Gustavson Maria

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Recommended time for practical training would be

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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