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Free Management and Leadership Short Course Packages for Undergraduate Medical Students

Only Scholarship Access


Management Skills are crucial at various levels of the organisation. There has been an increasing awareness amongst Healthcare Professionals around the need for Management Skills to complement their professional qualifications. The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) Management Short Courses are entry level management programmes that successfully develop the skills of young potential managers, supervisors, and team leaders.

Who Should Enrol

This FPD management short course package is targeted at registered medical students.

Course Design

The Short Courses are offered using participatory methods and building on the shared knowledge of the participants. The course is skills-based and allows participants the opportunity to find solutions to problems they may identify as managers. The FPD management short courses incorporate lecture videos and the learning material is provided in downloadable PDF format to allow students to study the material off-line and at a time and location convenient to them.

Course Highlights

Students that enrol on these programmes are exposed to complex business environments and are challenged to think differently through self-assessment and reflection. Through examining a range of management concepts, students discover winning techniques that improve their ability to manage in an ever-changing world. The most relevant management subjects have been weaved together to form a solid educational foundation for the emerging manager. FPD's approach is to combine excellent theory and personal experience which results in a management programmes that are inspiring and practical.

Course Content


  • Self-management
  • Presenting yourself correctly


  • Leadership that gets results
  • Your role as supervisor
  • Strengths in teamwork
  • Diversity management
  • Introduction to relationship management
  • Introduction to human resource management


  • Introduction to operations management
  • Introduction to project management
  • Thriving and surviving change
  • Organisational learning


  • Introduction to markets and marketing
  • Customer service and client satisfaction
  • Introduction to financial management


Participants will be assessed by means of a multiple-choice questionnaire for each of the short courses. If they register for the formally registered Higher Certificate in Management, an additional study guide document with a minimum of formative assessments in the form of modular assignments, and one summative assessment in the form of one written examination per module will be made available to the students.


Medical students will receive a management short course completion certificate for each short course completed.

Students do not automatically qualify for a Higher Certificate in Management (HCert [Management]) qualification by completing the short courses but may formally enrol for the course with FPD for a discounted rate of R 7,000.00 (including VAT). Students that have already completed FPD management short courses will receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Credits per short course, which will be allocated towards the HCert (Management) qualification.

Course Fee

This package is only accessible through scholarships for medical students registered with their respective countries Professional Council.


Tshegofatso Mathabathe

Tel: 012 816 9000/9094
Fax: 086 502 5688
Email: TshegofatsoM@foundation.co.za
Address: P.O. Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za

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