The course takes place in period

3 (2023-01-01 to 2023-03-19)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus will be for you to
build the following competencies:

Change and innovative competence
Leadership competence

These competencies support the following
Sustainable Development
Goals (SDG); 3,4,5,8,9,10,12 and 16.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this study unit
you are able to:

appraise change theories with their strength
and weakness and understand the drivers and
enablers for innovation and creativity.

recognize and analyze the development of
leadership studies in modern organizations,
with an emphasis on healthcare organizations.

identify and describe forces of organizational
change and how these can be actively worked
with in order to promote innovation and
entrepreneurship. (Skill)

explain and interpret change actions in
workplaces that are both inclusive and empowering
for all participants (Skill)

question status-quo by being open and curious.

utilize potential to achieve changes in a
Nordic healthcare setting. (Attitude)

present a variety of interventions to enhance
an innovative and inclusive work environment by
demonstrating cultural sensitivity and advanced
communication skills. (Attitude)

Course contents

Change leadership theories
Strategic leadership
Evaluation Practice

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A bachelor degree and at least two years work
experience gained after completing the higher
education degree

Additional information

Master program Leadership for Nordic Healthcare
is entirely online, and therefore all study
activities consist of online activities only.
Each study unit requires active commitment each
week,as peer-learning and self-driven learning
activities are the foundation for deep learning.
Students receive regularly ?triggers? (complex
questions), guidance and resourceful lectures
as a pedagogical framework. The ?triggers? are
real-life connected and Nordic in their design and
the resourceful lectures are a blend between
theoretical discussions and Nordic guest lectures.
During all learning activities in this master
program there will be a continuous focus on
social, teaching and cognitive presence.
Furthermore, building a sense of community
among learners is essential for developing common
purposes and inquiry in each learning unit. The
purpose of highlighting the learning community
in this master education rely on the assumption
that in order to create the conditions for inquire
and qualitative interactions (reflective and
threaded discussions) there needs to be a
collaboratively starting point.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 95 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

To pass the course you should pass the following
All students are required to participate in the
online conference 14.2.2023 (9:00-16:00)
Possibilities for future Nordic Health and welfare
seminar arranged by Arcada and Novia and open to a
global research community.
Everyone is asked to be active during the whole
conference and each student will individually
present a short paper including problem statement,
research on topic, prototype for solution and
The grade will be built on the following elements:
Abstract (30% of final grade) Poster or oral
presentation (10%, approved/failed) Article for
conference (60 % of final grade)


  • Forss Mia
  • Gray Pamela
  • Grönlund Anu
  • Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira
  • Tana Jonas


Forss Maria

Group size

No limit (54 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2022-12-26 to 2023-01-22

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2023-01-10 15:00 - 17:00 Change Leadership - course kick-off Zoom link: Forss Mia
Tana Jonas
2023-01-24 15:00 - 17:00 Change Leadership - course check-up Zoom link: Forss Mia
Tana Jonas
2023-02-07 15:00 - 17:00 Change Leadership - course check-up Zoom link: Forss Mia
Tana Jonas
2023-02-14 09:00 - 16:00 Possibilities for future Nordic Health and welfare seminar (Change Leadership) Zoom link: Forss Mia
Gray Pamela
Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira
Nyberg Anu
Tana Jonas

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