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Intermediate Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Professional DevelopmentPersonal DevelopmentManaging professionalsLeadership DevelopmentProfessional

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Intermediate Level

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Professions in transition

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 36 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
1.2.2 How to identify a professional8m
1.2.5 Interprofessional competition15m
1.3.2 Patterns of societal change9m
7 readings
1.1.2 An introduction to the MOOC 'Professionalism in an era of change'4m
1.1.3 Week 1: Professionals in transition3m
1.2.1 Introduction3m
1.2.4 The rise of professionalism1h 30m
1.3.1 Introduction3m
1.3.3 Consequences of societal change20m
1.4.3 Wrapping it Up5m
2 practice exercises
1.2.3 Identifying the professional10m
1.2.6 The professionalisation of everyone?15m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Control and empowerment of professionals

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 26 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
2.2.2 Inclusion and exclusion3m
2.2.3 Loyalty and identity6m
2.3.3 Bureaucracy and professional autonomy9m
6 readings
2.1.1 Week 2: Control and empowerment of professionals3m
2.2.1 Introduction3m
2.3.1 Introduction3m
2.3.2 Understanding paradoxes1h
2.4.1 Reflection on case study – meet the professional – Merel Langelaar - Veterinarian10m
2.4.4 Wrapping it up5m
2 practice exercises
2.2.4 Becoming a professional10m
2.3.4 Bureaucracy and professional autonomy30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Quality control and competence

5 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 20 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
3.2.3 Transfer of tacit knowledge1m
3.3.2 Professional norms and work routines9m
6 readings
3.1.1 This week3m
3.2.1 Introduction3m
3.2.4 Embracing dualities by rethinking information processing1h 30m
3.3.1 Introduction3m
3.3.4 Incompatibilities between managerial principles, policies and professional norms and routines - some examples15m
3.4.3 Wrapping it up5m
1 practice exercise
3.2.5 Expertise development and knowledge dialectics15m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Organisation and leadership of professional work

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 38 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
4.2.5 Balancing conflicting demands11m
4.3.2 Towards a new model of professionalism8m
4.3.4 Hybridisation of professional work3m
4.3.5 The benefits of active coping behaviour7m
5 readings
4.1.1 Week 4: Organisation and leadership of professional work3m
4.2.1 Introduction3m
4.2.2. About managers and professionals when times are changing15m
4.3.1 Introduction3m
4.4.3 Wrapping it up5m
2 practice exercises
4.2.3 New ways of organising professional work10m
4.3.3 Towards a new model of professionalism8m

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