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Organisational Change, Medical Leadership and Strategy


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This new Organisational Change, Medical Leadership and Strategy short course is offered by Birkbeck in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). It is designed for senior clinicians in the modern-day medical workplace seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge to be effective leaders of change, working compassionately, ethically and informed by best evidence. The course is ideal for:

  • Clinical directors
  • Substantive consultants
  • Nurses with senior managerial roles
  • GPs
  • SAS doctors with management roles

Classes are available to register on this course.

It consists of three online sessions hosted by Birkbeck on:

  • Wednesday 9 February, 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday 22 April, 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday 12 May, 2pm to 4pm

These sessions supplement a three-day teaching block of in-person classes delivered in purpose-built facilities at the RCP in London on: 

  • Monday 21 March, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 22 March, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 23 March, 9.30am to 5.30pm

You will also have access to video resources and readings and complete individual learning activities. Academic content is put into clinical context through case studies delivered by expert facilitators from the NHS, including medical directors and hospital chief executives.

The course addresses organisational change and strategy and leading a diverse workforce. We will focus on:

  • Change leadership
  • Decision making
  • Healthcare strategy and finance to support change management
  • A consultancy versus evidence-based management perspective on change

Assessment is via a group project delivered as an online oral presentation (20%) and a 5500-word individual case study (80%).

30 credits at level 7

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This Organisational Change, Medical Leadership and Strategy short course is offered to registered healthcare professionals, so we will review these details when you enrol. 

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. 

    with your name and email address and including the following:

    • A full curriculum vitae including your professional registration number and name of body, for example, GMC number 1233456

    We will review your details and email you back with a link to enrol and pay for the course.