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Intermediate Level

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Professions in transition

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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
5 hours to complete

Control and empowerment of professionals

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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
5 hours to complete

Quality control and competence

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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
4 hours to complete

Organisation and leadership of professional work

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6 videos (Total 43 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
4.2.4 The clash between organisational and occupational logics: a practical example6m
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
6 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
4.4.1 Reflection on case study - meet the professional - Koen Hoonder - Teacher8m
4.4.4 Wrapping it up5m
2 practice exercises
4.2.3 New ways of organising professional work10m
4.3.3 Towards a new model of professionalism8m
Week
5
4 hours to complete

Professional motivation and well-being

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2 videos (Total 24 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
5.3.3 Improving professionals' motivation19m
6 readings
5.1.1 Week 5: Professional motivation and well-being3m
5.2.1 Introduction3m
5.2.2 A proper balance between job demands and job resources1h
5.3.1 Introduction3m
5.3.2 Supporting well-being and performance through engaging leadership1h
5.4.3 Wrapping it up5m
2 practice exercises
5.2.4 JD-R and personal resources30m
5.3.4 Engaging leadership and challenging and hindering demands10m
Week
6
4 hours to complete

Lifelong learning

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8 videos (Total 63 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
6.2.2 Adapting to new demands: Professionalism reconfigured11m
6.2.3 Adapting to new demands: Organising professionalism in more detail9m
6.2.5 Adapting to new demands: On promoting leadership in a large academic hospital9m
6.2.6 Adapting to new demands: On the teaching of frontline leadership2m
6.3.2 Zooming out: Reflections on societal change and implications for professional services8m
6.3.3 The T-shaped professional5m
6.3.4 Educationg for a collaborative workforce: interprofessional education9m
8 readings
6.1.1 Week 1: Lifelong learning3m
6.2.1 Introduction3m
6.2.7 Adapting to new demands: what recent research tells us8m
6.3.1 Introduction3m
6.4.1 Reading: Reflection on case study10m
6.4.2 A course overview10m
6.5.1 Acknowledgements8m
6.5.2 Final survey8m
1 practice exercise
6.2.4 Professionalism reconfigured15m

Instructor

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a research university comprising seven faculties which collectively span the entire academic spectrum in teaching and research. Founded in 1636, the University is now a modern, leading institute enjoying a growing international reputation. In the Shanghai Ranking, Utrecht University ranks 1st in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and 56th worldwide. The research focuses on four main strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Our motto is: Bright minds, better future....

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