Medical Leadership & Management Online Course Overview
Improving leadership and management in healthcare has benefits for all concerned. Patients benefit through improved care, leading to better experiences and outcomes. Team members of all levels and roles experience improved relationships and achievement. So, organisations gain through improved efficiency, efficacy and reputation. And doctors of all grades benefit from a sense of support, engagement and well-being. The modern shared and distributed approach to leadership means that all doctors must play their part. So, this comprehensive, online, modular course develops the leadership and management skills you require as a 21st century doctor.
What needs done and why? How are you currently meeting the challenges and what are the alternatives? What are you doing well and how can you improve? Developed with our tutor faculty’s senior clinicians, we explain to how to apply theory to everyday practice. And we guide you to identify your own solutions to your personal everyday challenges.
Watch the 2 minute introduction video below
What’s the format?
The course is divided into 10 short modules which add up to 3 hours in total. So, you decide how you approach it to match your situation and requirements. You can choose to do it all in one intensive session. Or you can do each module in a series of short bursts, whenever time allows. It’s up to you. Your subscription gives you 120 days of access to the material. So you can revisit the material as often as you like during that time.
There’s text to read, videos to watch and exercises to complete. Interactive info-graphics and animated demonstrations keep you engaged as you explore the theory. Senior clinicians share their thoughts, opinions and experiences through documentary style interviews. You also conduct a series of reflective exercises. These personalise your learning, enabling you to identify relevant and realistic improvements. You record your work from these exercises in your digital workbook. When you finish the course, we ask you to send us your workbook. Then we issue your certificate of completion with 3 CPD points within 10 days.
What will I learn?
We begin by considering the real challenges and rewards of good medical leadership and management. After exploring your current style, we help you identify tactics to increase your versatility for greater effectiveness. An in-depth examination of team development and dynamics then helps you take on the perspective of the people you lead. Next, we investigate methods of achieving and maintaining high performance before turning our attention to the subject of change. We share practical approaches for planning, organising, monitoring progress and ensuring change is achieved. These straightforward methods are applicable to both short term activities and major change projects alike. Finally, the course concludes with you consolidating your thoughts, developing a reflective learning statement and clarifying actions for improvement.
We recognise that you already have abilities. So you are regularly prompted to consider what you are doing well and how to improve through the course exercises. Our approach is to meet you where you are and enable you to progress from there.
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How do I access this distance learning material?
You receive an automated email with a link to access the course immediately after making your purchase. This means you can get started right away. Once logged in you can access the course at any time from the link in the email or the ‘My Account’ section of our website.
Your subscription now gives you 120 days of unlimited access to the online materials commencing from the date of purchase.
Is this course right for me?
Good Medical Practice describes how all doctors need leadership and organisation skills. You need to be versatile and able to get things done with consideration for others. This applies whether we consider short-term challenges or long-term strategic transformation. Our course improves your awareness and moves you forward regardless of your grade or experience level. So the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management accredit it as suitable for all levels. It gives you an excellent learning experience whether you use it as a stand-alone activity. Alternatively, you can also use it to supplement any of our other medical leadership, management or teamword courses.
Many doctors use their certificate from this course as evidence of leadership and management training. So if you are early in your career you can use it to support your application for CT, IMT or ST programmes. If more experienced, you can use it to gain your CESR or CCT. Or you can simply use it as a refesher, to support you annual appraisal or for revalidation purposes.
Are there other courses should I consider?
Our range of Online Career Development Bundles are an excellent choice. They expand your learning experience and save you money compared to buying courses separately. For example:
- Online Career Development Bundle 1 combines the Medical Leadership & Management Online Course with the Medical Team Communication Skills Online Course which focuses on difficult conversations, conflict, influence & negotiation.
- Alternatively, Online Career Development Bundle 2 combines it with Teach the Teacher Online.
- Online Career Development Bundle 5 is a comprehensive package which has all of these courses plus the Advancing Patient Communication Skills Online Course.
We also run leadership and management courses throughout the UK and and in our Virtual Training Room:
- Essentials of Medical Leadership & Management. A 1-day course. Get things done through taking the lead and managing people. Includes leadership style, motivation, influence and dealing with under-performance
- Practical Leadership & Management Course for Doctors. Focus on getting things done through the management of people, projects and resources. Includes time-management and personal effectiveness.
- Everyday Medical Leadership & The NHS. Improve your everyday medical leadership and influence. Learn how to interact with the system you work within.
- 3 Day Leadership & Management Course for Doctors. Our comprehensive course combines all three one day courses for a reduced fee. Lead people, manage resources and interact with the system.