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Extension studies

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Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

This course is about Leadership and Management as
actions and processes involving everyone at
workplaces, actions socially constructed. Concepts
as, empowerment and organizational citizenship
behavior are used in this course (in Swedish
medarbetarskap). The overall aim with this course
is to develop working collaboration and to enhance
students; ability for becoming reflective
practitioners, more aware of their own behavior,
attitudes and actions and their impact on others
and on the organization. Further, the aim is to
encourage students to analyze and critically
review their practices and set it in a wider
context. Summarizing, this could be achieved by
linking practice with appropriate theories, models
and concepts.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate
effectively in written and oral presentation
- Develop team-building skills and participate as
a member of a team
- Think critically, plan and carrie out smaller
own project related to management in public sector
applying an understanding of basic social- and
healthcare management
- Understands major challenges public management
in Finland is facing
- Show awareness of how different disciplines
contribute to more generic management tasks and

Course contents

During this course Arcadas three focus themes: 1)
participation, 2) health-promotion and 3) Safety
issues at workplaces will all be linked to emerged
relevant challenges in Finnish workplaces: a)
gender management, b) diversity management and c)
generational management.

Students then work in smaller groups (3-4/group)
around one topic linking each topic to relevant
literature and to workplaces.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Organisational studies (min.5 ECTS)

Recommended or required reading

Gautam, K. 2008, "Addressing the Research-Practice
Gap in Healthcare Management", Journal of Public
Health Management & Practice, vol. 14, no. 2, pp.
Harding, N. 2007, "Essai: On Lacan and the
'Becoming-ness' of Organizations/Selves",
Organization Studies; Berlin, vol. 28, no. 11, pp.
Harding, N. & Learmonth, M. 2000, "Thinking
critically: The case of health policy research",
Technology Analysis & Strategic Management;
Abingdon, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 335.
Learmonth, M. & Harding, N. 2006, Evidence-based
management: the very idea, Public Administration;
London, vol. 84, no. 2, pp. 245.
Lorden, A. 2008, "The balanced scorecard
framework--A case study of patient and employee
satisfaction: What happens when it does not work
as planned?", Health care management review, vol.
33, no. 2, pp. 145.
Lynn, L. 2008. Public Management: Old and new.
Routledge, New York.
Walshe, K. & Smith J. 2006, Healthcare management,
Open University Press, Maidenhead.
and articles advised by the teacher

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 40 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 120 hours
  • Individual studies - 96 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 266 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 266 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

ASSESSMENT of a total 100 points:
WORKSHOP 20 points for students in groups
presenting scientific article
EXAM, individually written (25.10.2013) 50 points
PROJECT WORK AND REPORT 30 points, written and
presented in class

Note! For each assignment you need a minimum of 10 point in order to pass this course.


  • Gustavson Mia
  • Sigfrids Ingmar


Gustavson Maria

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2013-10-18 - Exams
  • 2013-10-11 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2013-11-08 - Reports and productions

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