This program is ment for you who wants to contribute to tomorrow's health and welfare. Through this education you will develope a competency for leading and improving the health and social care.

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Study plan

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Health and welfare are strongly connected to the changes in our society. Resources, demography, reforms and new steering forms and a fast medical and technical development make new demands on management and leaders; new needs and new challenges call for changed ways of acting.


The first two years which are run at half pace, are mostly theoretical studies connected to the experiences of practice, the third year involves a full time conduct of an improvement project in practice. The courses are held at campus gatherings one or two days a month and webbased sessions in between.

Every improvement means a change, but not all changes are improvements. A fundamental part of this education is to increase the students' abilities to make changes that also are improvements.


International collaboration with the Dartmouth Institute and the Dartmouth Medical School, some courses are held in English.


This education gives you a Swedish Masters' Degree on Improvement Knowledge and Leadership of Health and Welfare.

Previous knowledge criteria

Bachelor degree or vocational education 180 hp, 120 p within Care, Medicine, Technology or Social Science/Behavioural Science together with two years of working experience.


  • Improvement Knowledge I & II, 10 hp
  • Forces and inspirations to improvement work, 5 hp
  • User perspectives - Patient, Client and Family, 5 hp
  • System theory; organizing, leading och steering healthcare and social care, 10 hp
  • Quality, measuring and learning, 7,5 hp
  • Care logistics and informatique, 7,5 hp
  • Project work or selected courses, 15 hp
  • Practicum education, 30 hp
  • Examination work, 30 hp