Leadership as direction of care: concepts and skills

Course Code :2020GENVEV
Study domain:Nursing and midwifery
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:22
Credits:5
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Peter Van Bogaert
Olaf Timmermans
Erik Franck
Stijn Slootmans
Sandrine Meynendonckx

3. Course contents *

This programme component  aims to teach the students management skills, starting from four management models, based on the theoretical model of Robert Quinn's competing values framework. In this values framework the vertical axis and the horizontal axis with four paradoxical quadrants are used for the positioning of the following management models: (1) engagement and cohesion, (2) stability and continuity, (3) productivity and profitability and (4) changes and adaptability.  These paradoxical tasks will be discussed in relation to the requirements (that will be) set with a number of skills for every model. Finally, the integration and the level of behavioural complexity of the skills that must be achieved within the four management models will be explained as a continuous pursuit of mastery. This modules emphasises theoretical knowledge and knowledge of skills.