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Not offered in 2020

Unit description

Offers the contextual, organisational and personal insights needed for healthcare professionals to lead and manage in the healthcare system, in addition to the specific discipline or professional skills and knowledge of their own health vocation. Students will learn how to understand and accept individual differences, develop teams and cope with the power and politics of organisations. The contemporary complexities and dilemmas of healthcare provision in a constrained operating environment will be addressed. 

Unit content

  • Setting the context: the health care system
  • Theories of management in health care systems
  • The genesis of leadership theory
  • Challenging leadership, its nature and alternatives
  • Diversity: being ‘different’ in the health care system
  • Change, innovation and the future of health leadership and management

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explain the broader system, organisation and group (team and unit) context in which their particular professional occupation or discipline is set and relate it to existing theory
2summarise and evaluate the extant body of knowledge on leadership and management
3reflect on interpersonal skills as a leader and/or manager
4apply existing theory and research to the work setting
5critique existing theory and research and challenge prevailing paradigms, world views, values and taken-for-granted ideas
6apply an evidence-based approach to leadership and management in health

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the broader system, organisation and group (team and unit) context in which their particular professional occupation or discipline is set and relate it to existing theory
  2. summarise and evaluate the extant body of knowledge on leadership and management
  3. reflect on interpersonal skills as a leader and/or manager
  4. apply existing theory and research to the work setting
  5. critique existing theory and research and challenge prevailing paradigms, world views, values and taken-for-granted ideas
  6. apply an evidence-based approach to leadership and management in health

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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