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Implementation: putting PHM into action


Admission requirements

Governance en Alternative Payment Models


This course will combine all the learning objectives from the previous 9 modules. There will be a competition for the best population health management implementation plan. Throughout the four weeks, the course will use various game elements, small group work, peer and lecturer feedback to assemble in a final presentation to win. Contrary to previous work throughout year 1, this course will ask participants to go into more detail and present a realistic and implementable PHM plan for a specific population, engaging all relevant stakeholders in the design process, and prioritizing implementation steps. It is an assignment for year 2, and will also cover the topics which may not have been centre stage up until now, including a monitoring and evaluation plan, workforce and community engagement, as well as organizing a stakeholder network. Students will be expected to identify the key elements for an evaluation plan independently, by using the knowledge from the previous 9 modules. There will be input, feedback, assistance and hints to help with possible gaps. As such, it will coma as close as possible to a real life situation.

Course objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student:

  • can understand and apply the essentials of implementation theories for a PHM approach (from theory to practice).

  • can analyze elements of a successful and failed implementation in various regions or populations around the world.

  • can synthesize all elements of the practical guide and create their own implementation plan.

  • can create their own evaluation and monitoring strategy for the implementation process.

The final aim of the course is for students to experience the challenges of co-designing a realistic PHM implementation plan together with key stakeholders, and convincing the payers to invest in it.


Between semesters, we will transfer from using the scheduling app to using MyTimeTable: all educational activities before 6 February 2023 can be viewed on our LUMC scheduling website or in the scheduling app. View MyTimeTable for your schedule from 6 February onwards.

Mode of instruction

  • Lectures

  • Research

  • Excursion

  • Online education

  • Group work

Assessment method

Students are assessed according to the following three obligatory components:

Week 1-2 – Online:
20% Peer review assessment

Week 3 – On Campus:
30% Group presentation

Week 4 – Final week:
50% Final assignment
All components combined make up the grade for the course. It is compulsory to participate in each of the components in order to receive a grade.
Details on the assessment can be found in the assessment plan on Brightspace.
A minimum result of 5,5 for the overall assessment is required to pass.
If the result is less than 5,5 or if the student didn’t participate in one of the components, the student is given the opportunity to resit the assessment as one assignment that covers all the learning goals of the course.

A final grade of 5,5 minimum is considered sufficient.

Reading list

The reading list can be found on Brightspace. The material consists of presentations and pdf files. There is no need to purchase literature, as the presented material is not commercialized.


Registration must be completed via MyStudyMap. Registration in MyStudyMap gives you automatic access to the course in Brightspace. For more information, please visit the Leiden University website for students.


Dr. Viktoria Stein -


This course is a combination of online education and on campus education at Leiden University Campus The Hague.