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30.11.2019 at 09:00 - 21.2.2020 at 00:00


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Wed 26.2.2020
08:00 - 16:45
Thu 27.2.2020
08:00 - 16:45
Fri 28.2.2020
08:00 - 16:45


Doctoral candidates

Compulsory/optional course: Optional

Coordinating degree programme: Doctoral School in Health Sciences
The course belongs to the following module: General Transferable Skills
Availability of the course to students of other degree programmes: Yes, but subject to capacity

Course learning outcomes:

On completion of the course, the participants will:

know what the discipline of Project Management is, its current state and the existing standards,
learn what does and doesn’t work in a Research environment and why,
learn how to efficiently organize work towards a goal,
be able to develop a professional project’s schedule and budget,
master the tools to generate ideas, make decisions and solve problems,
learn good practices for communication within a project, influence others and act in a crisis.

The course is organised once a year during the spring term.

What does defending a PhD have in common with building the Pyramid of Khufu? Both are projects—temporary endeavors aimed at creating unique outcomes. Projects have a scope, a schedule, a budget, a certain level of quality, etc.; to animate them, somebody needs to manage and lead the team. This course in Project Management and Leadership consists of 10 lectures and 3 practical sessions delivered in three days. The course will give a solid grasp of the Project Management discipline and possibilities for its application to projects in the biomedical field. As practice shows, anyone from a PhD candidate to a practicing Project Manager will benefit.

Lectures and practical sessions.

interactive lectures, discussion, practical sessions

PASS/FAIL, 80% attendance, active participation and assignment completion required

interactive lectures, discussion, practical sessions

Lectures and practical sessions. Maximum 30 participants.