Professional studies

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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim for this course is for the students to
deeper their knowledge about the managerial
challenges the elderly care in Nordic countries are

Learning outcomes

The overall objective is that you upon completion
of the course have competences in analyzing and
illustrating challenges recognized by managers in
the provision of elderly care. After the course
you should:
Comprehend and explain how professional
individual’s can affect and are affected by
working in organizations, also elderly care
Interpret and explain organizational theories with
own words and demonstrate the theories in
empirical settings.
Demonstrate and predict some of the challenges
elderly care from a managerial perspective is
facing in the Nordic counties.
Shows and relates new work organizational
approaches which are needed in order to enhance
employee’s well being and employ-ability.

Course contents

Interview of leaders in the provision of elderly

IMPORTANT for all students to register to Its

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Accomplished course: Leadership and management, AS-

Additional information

Learning philosophy
The course builds on each students and collective
critical reflect on prior experience in elderly
care setting. The student has the main
responsibility for her/his own learning but heavy
focus will also be placed on learning in teams.

The course has a division of group work (50%) and
an individual work (50%). The assessment of the
course is:
Group presentation max. 40p.
Exam max. 50p.
Good and active presence max. 10
Total 100p.

Points and grade:
100-91 points 5
90-81 points 4
80-71 points 3
70-61 points 2
60-51 points 1
50-0 points not accomplished the course

Recommended or required reading

Sullivan, E & Decker, P. 2005. Effective
leadership & management in nursing, 6th edition.
Pearsoneducation international.
Walshe, K & Smith, J. (2006) Healthcare
Management, Open university press.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 93 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 0 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

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams


Gustavson Mia


Gustavson Maria

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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