Translational Research Management and Leadership

Course content

Introduction to management and leadership

Management versus leadership, managing yourself, communication, feedback, and criticism, managing meetings, and how to begin to improve your leadership skills.


Working in a team

Self-awareness, how your personality impact on your interaction in a team, dynamics in teams, team skills, how to change roles in a team, how to view a situation from different perspectives, how to identify factors influencing motivation, dynamics of conflicts, and dealing with conflicts.


Research leadership

Introduction to coaching and coaching tools, how to delegate, transitioning from postdoc to leader of a research group, how to build relationships based on interest and opportunity, and how to develop strategies and leadership.


BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme

Learning outcome

Upon completing the course, participants should have:



  • Knowledge of basic theories in research management and leadership.
  • Knowledge of the different contexts in which a research leader operates - from academia to industry and from basic to clinical science.
  • Knowledge of the skills needed to manage multi-disciplinary research projects.



  • Have acquired the skills to begin build self-awareness of own role as research manager.
  • Have acquired the tools to begin developing teamwork skills.



  • Design basic outlines for own research management and leadership strategy.
  • Critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different ways to organize a research team.
  • Understand the central aspects of team interaction.

This course has
• Interactive lectures
• Classroom discussions
• Group work
• Site-visit
• Individual reading and reflections including:
- Personality tests and reflections
- Presentations and feedback on individual performance

The course will end with an evaluation where participants must reflect on course learning outcomes and give feedback for course development.

Course literature will be published on Absalon.

Participants must meet the admission criteria in BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Course participation
Type of assessment details
Attendance and active participation including pre- and post- self-evaluation and presentation of participant's own work.
Exam registration requirements

Participants are automatically registered for the examination upon admission to the BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme.

All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

Active contribution and course participation according to the BRIDGE Guidelines and Practicalities.

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 8
  • Preparation
  • 4
  • Theory exercises
  • 12
  • Exam Preparation
  • 7
  • English
  • 31


Course number
Programme level
Part Time Master
See course dates and course programme in Absalon.
15 participants
Study Board for the Professionel Master´s Degree Programmes at The Faculty og Health and Medical Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Clinical Medicine
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Peter Rossing   (13-526776677430547175756b7069427467696b71706a30666d)

Course coordinator Ulla Bjerre-Christensen,

Saved on the 05-07-2023

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