Leadership in the Biomedical Sciences

It is increasingly important that health professionals and biomedical scientists, in addition to their technical competencies, develop the skills that enable them to contribute to the leadership of their organizations. However, primary degree programs in healthcare and biomedical sciences provide little training or development in this area. In healthcare and the biomedical sciences, professionals are usually promoted into management and leadership positions on the basis of their technical competence. Many find themselves ill-prepared for the complex multifaceted role of leading others.

This module is designed to introduce participants to the basic principles of leadership with reference to healthcare organizations. In order to provide high- quality health services, managers and healthcare professionals need to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of how to lead others in the pursuit of the organization’s mission and vision.