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.
Topic 1: Setting the context: the health care system
Topic 2: Theories of management in health care systems
Topic 3: The genesis of leadership theory
Topic 4: Challenging leadership, its nature and alternatives
Topic 5: Diversity: being ‘different’ in the health care system
Topic 6: Change, innovation and the future of health leadership and management
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|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||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||summarise and evaluate the extant body of knowledge on leadership and management||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||reflect on interpersonal skills as a leader and/or manager||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||apply existing theory and research to the work setting||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||critique existing theory and research and challenge prevailing paradigms, world views, values and taken-for-granted ideas||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|6||apply an evidence-based approach to leadership and management in health||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
Study Period 6
- Daglish, C. & Miller, P., 2010, Leadership:Understanding its global impact, Tilde University Press, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780734610799.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning (6 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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