Course Title: Professional Development 2 – Leadership in Medicine and Healthcare
Course Code: DC 220
Course Units/Hours 1.2 units / 12 hours
Quarter: Winter 2019
Course Schedule: Thur 3/21/19 – Fri 3/22/19
Course Times 9am to 4pm
Cohorts: C14, C15, C16, C17
Location: Emperor’s College
Room E/F
Revision 2/26/2019


Lecture 1- Thur 3/21/19: Leadership in Medicine and Healthcare, Part 1

Instructor:  Jacqueline Adler, MD

Faculty Contact:  jdadlermd@emperors.edu 

Lecture Schedule/Outline:

  • 9 to 10:15:  Introduction to Leadership in Medicine

  • 10:15 to 10:30: MORNING BREAK

  • 10:30 to 12:00: Explanation of Leadership Projects

  • 12:00 to 01:00:  LUNCH BREAK

  • 01:00 to 02:00: Presentation of Projects

  • 02:00 to 2:15: AFTERNOON BREAK

  • 02:15 to 3:30 Presentation of Projects

  • 3:30 to 4:00 Reconvene and closing


CEU Requirements: N/A

Lecture 2 - Fri 3/22/19: Leadership in Medicine and Healthcare, Part 2

Instructor:  Jacqueline Adler, MD

Faculty Contact:  jdadlermd@emperors.edu    

Lecture Schedule/Outline:

  • 9 to 10:15:  Introduction to Leadership in Medicine

  • 10:15 to 10:30: MORNING BREAK

  • 10:30 to 12: 00: Leadership Projects

  • 12:00 to 01:00:  LUNCH BREAK

  • 01:00 to 02:00: Focused Skill Development with group assignments

  • 02:00 to 2:15: AFTERNOON BREAK

  • 02:15 to 3:30 Small group discussions (assigned rooms)

  • 3:30 to 4:00 Reconvene


CEU Requirements: N/A


Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students must meet the following Prerequisites and Corequisites:


Course Description

In accordance with the college’s mission, Professional Development courses are designed to cultivate the doctoral students as the future healers, teachers, and leaders in Oriental Medicine. The theme of professional development is integrated throughout the curriculum.

The evolution of high standards within medical leadership demands a particular skill set.  Individual standards have been covered in other courses. Doctoral medical leadership is a lifelong and ongoing, developmental process.  This process begins internally and is then projected outwards locally, nationally, and globally.

Course Content

This course will cover strategic planning for professional growth through discussion of current issues.  Healthcare topics, public policy issues, both global and domestic, will be addressed. Community and cultural dynamics will be addressed to build the competencies of doctoral students in terms of collaboration, leadership skills, and an ability to consult with a diverse array of healthcare professionals and patients.

Course Objectives

The educational objectives of this course are for doctoral students to reinforce the following competencies (2016 Revision):

  • EDUCATE others in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)

  • APPLY the knowledge and skills related to biomedical assessment

  • ANALYZE and EMPLOY research findings for clinical use

  • COMBINE and SYNTHESIZE concepts and ideas for professional growth


Course Requirements

Students must be on time and not leave before the end of class meeting time. Students are responsible for all material presented in class as well as the reading assignments.

Out-of-Class Work
To successfully complete the program, students need to plan studying a minimum of 2 hours out-of-class for each academic in-class hour; and half an hour out-of-class for each hour of clinical training.

Methods of Presentation
  • Reading assignments
  • Case review
  • Classroom lectures
  • In-class demonstrations
  • Group discussion
  • Hands on practice
Readings and Texts

Required Readings

Individual faculty assigned readings also found in lecture outlines

  • Hargett CW, Doty JP, Hauck JN et al. Developing a model for effective leadership in healthcare: a concept mapping approach. J Healthc Leadersh. 2017; 9: 69-78. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29355249.  
  • Sonnino R. Health care leadership development and training: progress and pitfalls. Journal of Healthcare Leadership. 2016; 19. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/jhl.s68068.  
  • Spisak BR, Dekker PH, Krüger M, van Vugt M. Warriors and peacekeepers: testing a biosocial implicit leadership hypothesis of intergroup relations using masculine and feminine faces. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1): e30399. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22276190.  
  • Warren OJ, Carnall R.  Medical leadership: why it’s important, what is required, and how we develop it.  Postgraduate Medical Journal 2011;87:27-32. https://pmj.bmj.com/content/87/1023/27

Recommended Readings

Individual faculty assigned readings also found in Google Drive.

Recorded Lectures and Videos

Required Viewing

  • Coming Soon


Recommended Viewing

  • Coming Soon


Required Materials and Attire

Individual faculty materials found in lecture outlines

Equipment Requirements (MANDATORY)

  • Computer, laptop, or tablet with internet connection
  • Student ID with barcodes
  • Stethoscope

Equipment Requirements (RECOMMENDED)

The following equipment will be provided for this class.  Please bring the following equipment if you have it.

  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Otoscope
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Reflex hammer
  • Pen light

Software Requirements

Provided Materials

Individual faculty materials found in lecture outlines



Method of Evaluation
  • Class attendance and participation
  • Submission of course product on time
Grading System

A course product will be used to evaluate the learning progress of this course.  The quality of course product will be determined by the guidelines given by the course faculty and letter grades (A, B, C, or F) will be assigned to students.  An entire letter grade will be deducted if the final course product is turned in later than the deadline.

100-90% A, 89-80% B, 79-70% C, 69% and below F

Course Products



Attendance Policy

Professionalism and Full and Prompt Attendance:  To pass any course (separate from academic performance) all students must meet requirements for professionalism in coursework.

Students may be absent up to 8 days (no more than 4 consecutive days) per year (12-month period from start date).  Students are required to inform the DAOM Office of forthcoming absences prior to the occurrence. If a student exceeds 16 days of absence in the program, the student will be automatically withdrawn. The decision is final and cannot be appealed.

In addition, all clinical course products and clinical training hours must be completed to pass the clinical courses.  If a student accumulates more than four (4) consecutive absences due to an extenuating circumstance such as an illness or emergency, he or she must submit an appeal with supporting documentation of the circumstance to the Doctoral Committee for review.  Upon approval, the student will be considered to be meeting SAP.

Students are required to attend the proposal and final capstone presentations. If a student misses the proposal or the final capstone presentation, he or she will receive a “Fail” for the course and will be required to complete the presentation at the next scheduled date.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

Tardiness Policy

A student is tardy if they arrive more than 30 minutes late to class.  Three (3) tardy per quarter equals 1 absence. If a student misses more than half of a class, or leaves early, will count as an absence.

A student enrolled in a course is responsible for all course assignments or requirements that are due regardless of whether the student is present or absent from the scheduled course.  Students are responsible for being aware of their own attendance for each course in which they are enrolled in order not to exceed the maximum absences allowed.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

Academic and Professional Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times. Professionalism includes adhering to all policies and regulations. The college reserves the right to amend any portions to the handbook. Students are expected to read and adhere to the new policies with each revision.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

General Regulations
  • Emperor’s College uses the “Honor System”. The college trusts each student to be honest, observe a high level of integrity and not resort to cheating, plagiarism or any such conduct. It is the obligation of any party with knowledge of such conduct to come forward with a verbal and/or written report to the Academic Dean’s office.
  • Punctuality is very important. Please arrive on time for all courses. Late arrivals disturb the instructor and fellow students.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or placed on silent mode during courses. Do not disrupt the course by entering or exiting to answer your phone. Please wait until there is a break to return calls.
  • All PDA, cell phones and wireless headsets must be placed in a purse or bookbag during examinations.
  • Texting during class is prohibited.
  • Food is never permitted in the intern room or dispensary.
  • Cooking is not permitted.
  • Food and beverages are never permitted in clinic treatment rooms.
  • Food is not permitted in classrooms. Exceptions may be made only with the instructor’s permission.
  • Pets are not permitted on campus or building premises with the exception of medically necessary dogs or assistance animals. Documents must be provided to the college before assistance animals can be brought on campus.
  • Children are not permitted in the class or in clinic shifts.
  • Smoking is not permitted within the building premises or within 20 feet of any entrance to the building.
Copyright and Plagiarism Policy

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the copyright and plagiarism policies set forth by the institution.  Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ to review the policies in the current student handbook.

Reasonable Accommodations

Emperor’s College will provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, including learning disabilities and those with health impairments. Students are encouraged to meet with the Academic Dean to discuss these issues as early as possible. Suitable adjustments and accommodations will be worked out on a case-by-case basis. The student is required to submit up-to-date documentation of disabilities when the disability is an issue.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.


Lecture and Room Schedule

Visit https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rBcfaStWuZEbpBWaiNENgHApR7wWaLPQyapQ6wxmtpQ to view the lecture and room schedule can be viewed on Google Drive.

Library Resources

Online databases are available at http://search.ebscohost.com/.  To access the database, please email the librarian for access.

Article request form https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/library-article-request/

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/ for more information.