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The 21st Century Healthcare Leader and Manager

Explore the challenges faced by today’s healthcare leaders and managers, identify and develop strategies to manage these.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Reanalysing the perspectives of 21st Century healthcare leadership

Firstly, this course will contextualise the global challenges faced by the 21st century healthcare leaders and managers.

You will appraise relevant theories and devise arguments to defend your strategies and posed characteristics required to be effective and successful on a global stage.

Lastly, this course will support you to further hone personal development areas.

What topics will you cover?

  • Leadership and management in a global context
  • Key challenges facing Global Healthcare Leaders and Managers
  • Key characteristics of the Modern Healthcare Leader
  • A leader’s journey
  • Critical analysis of leadership styles/theories for the 21st Century health care leader
  • What does the future look like for healthcare leaders – how can we prepare for the new world?
  • Identification of personal areas to develop

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Understand leadership and management in a global healthcare context
  • Explore the challenges facing global Healthcare Leaders and managers today
  • Critically appraise leadership and management theories for the 21st Century Healthcare Leader
  • Devise and sustain arguments for the necessary characteristics and strategies of a modern healthcare leader
  • Identify personal areas for development to be a modern healthcare leader

Who is the course for?

Students who are healthcare professionals and administrators wishing to progress into middle or senior management role, as well as policy makers, executives, consultants and service providers in the health sector.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

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  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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