Unit aim

Provides opportunities for students to consolidate their learning on management and leadership concepts by further exploring how leadership and management theories apply to the nurse's role. Learning emphasises the development of personal leadership strategies in preparation for graduate practice.

Unit content

  • Approaches and models of effective leadership
  • Leadership communication skills - collaboration, negotiation and conflict resolution 
  • Decision making and coordination
  • Teamwork, delegation and supervision
  • Managing change
  • Mentoring and staff development
  • Health care systems and organisational culture
  • Strategies to promote positive cultures
  • Principles of care leadership
  • Nurse sensitive quality indicators
  • Case management and care coordination

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 (6)
Tutorial on-site 3 (8)
Assessment
Presentation50%
Essay50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 (6)
Tutorial on-site 3 (8)
Assessment
Presentation50%
Essay50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 (6)
Tutorial on-site 3 (8)
Assessment
Presentation50%
Essay50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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