Course syllabus for

Organisation and Leadership in Health Care and Dentistry, 7.5 credits

Organisation och ledarskap inom hälso- och tandvård, 7.5 hp
This course has been cancelled, for further information see Transitional provisions in the last version of the syllabus.
Course code
Course name
Organisation and Leadership in Health Care and Dentistry
7.5 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
Oral Health 
G2 - First cycle 2 
Grading scale
Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
Department of Dental Medicine
Decided by
Utbildningsnämnden DENTMED
Decision date
Revised by
Education committee DENTMED
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Spring 2021

Specific entry requirements

University Diploma in Dental Hygiene equivalent to 120 credits.


After completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe central concepts, models and theories in organizational theory and current research.
  • Describe and evaluate gender perspectives and ethical aspects in the leadership role in dental health organisations.
  • Describe and critically examine socio-psychological processes (individual, group and global level) and how these can influence interaction in the leadership and the organisation.
  • Identify entrepreneurship and relate to perspectives change and of the surrounding world in the dental hygienist profession in order to promote the population's oral health.


The course covers:

  • Leadership concepts and models in organisations
  • Gender perspective, cultural and ethical aspects in the leadership role
  • Socio-psychological processes in leadership and the organisation
  • Entrepreneurship in the dental hygienist profession

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, case, workshop, group work, project work and individual studies. Current research is discussed at lectures and seminars. The course comprises full-time studies.


The assessment of the students' achievements and knowledge acquisition takes place through oral and written presentation of a project work at a seminar. Participation in seminars and group work.

The course coordinator decides whether, and if so how, absence from compulsory course elements can be made up. Study results cannot be reported until the student has participated in compulsory course elements or compensated for any absence in accordance with instructions from the course coordinator. Absence from a compulsory course element could mean that the student can not retake the element until the next time the course is offered.

A failed written assignment may be supplemented to obtain a pass grade. Late submission of the written assignment means that the student cannot get the grade Pass with Distinction.

Students who do not pass a regular examination are entitled to re-sit the examination on five more occasions. If the student has failed six examinations/tests, no additional examination is given. Each occasion the student participates in the same test counts as an examination. Submission of a blank exam paper is regarded as an examination. In case a student is registered for an examination but does not attend, this is not regarded as an examination.

If there are special grounds, or a need for adaptation for a student with a disability, the examiner may decide to deviate from the syllabus's regulations on the examination form, the number of examination opportunities, the possibility of supplementation or exemptions from the compulsory section/s of the course etc. Content and learning outcomes as well as the level of expected skills, knowledge and abilities may not be changed, removed or reduced.

Transitional provisions

The course will be offered for the last time in the spring semester of 2023 and will then be cancelled. Examination will be provided until the spring of 2024 for students who have not completed the course.

Literature and other teaching aids

Mandatory Literature

Lennéer-Axelson, Barbro; Thylefors, Ingela Arbetsgruppens psykologi
Alvehus, Johan; Jensen, Tommy Organisation