Online Certificate Course

Organisation and Leadership

‘The Certificate Course in Organisation and Leadership is designed for participants who face the challenges of successfully managing and leading in health professions education or medical education. Like any other organisation, institutes for medical and health professions education cannot function without good leaders and managers.

Staff members are often challenged with the demanding task to lead a multidisciplinary team, even though their professional training did not sufficiently prepare them to become a good manager and leader within an educational setting. How do you become more successful in management and leadership in a medical and health professions education context? That’s what this course will help you with’ - Course Coordinator Sanne Schreurs.


The study load of this course is 6 ECTS, which is equivalent to 168 study hours. The course needs to be completed in 9 weeks, amounting to a study load of about 20 hours per week.


Themes covered:

  • Organisation and Management in medical and health professions education
  • Stakeholders, mobilising support and dealing with resistance
  • Leadership influence on change
  • Change management



  • In this Certificate Course, you will first explore stakeholders involved in curriculum change. Based on this analysis you will learn how organisational resistance works and how to mobilise support for your change initiatives.
  • After completing the organisational analysis, you will study theories about leadership and work out a strategy development plan to lead successful change.
  • The last learning task focusses on change management in crisis situations: How do you manage educational change in a dynamic context?
  • Completing this course will help you to understand the dynamics of the organisation and management of health professions education.


More information and contact

If you have more questions about this course, please send an email to: and we will keep you informed.

Note: Upon completion of this Certificate Course, you can include the completed assignments and feedback in the portfolio of the MHPE programme and qualify for exemption in the minimum amount of mandatory learning tasks. This right to be exempted shall expire after two years. 

Date: December 16, 2024
Application deadline: November 18, 2024
Course fee: €2000 (6 ECTS)
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