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Unit description

Offers the contextual, organisational and personal insights needed for healthcare professionals to lead and manage in the health, social and community care settings. 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

  • Theories of management in health, social and community care systems
  • The genesis of leadership theory
  • Challenging leadership, its nature and alternatives
  • Diversity: being ‘different’ in the health, social and community care systems
  • The future of healthcare leadership

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:
1distinguish the differences between management and leadership and how they complement each other
2critique existing leadership and management theories in health, social and community services, challenging prevailing paradigms, world views, values and taken-for-granted ideas
3develop an evidenced-based management and leadership plan in the workplace within health, social and community services

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

  1. distinguish the differences between management and leadership and how they complement each other
  2. critique existing leadership and management theories in health, social and community services, challenging prevailing paradigms, world views, values and taken-for-granted ideas
  3. develop an evidenced-based management and leadership plan in the workplace within health, social and community services

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Critical review30%
Implementation framework60%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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