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Introduction to leadership and management

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This unit of study introduces students to leadership and management in the modern Australian health care system. Theoretical ideas around management, leadership, and organisations are introduced. Students will reflect on organisational culture and motivation. The student will be asked to apply theoretical ideas to practice and to the workplace through practical exercises. The opportunity for deeper learning occurs as students study contemporary economic, social and political issues that influence the Australian health care system.

Introduction to leadership and management

Unit of study code

249

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

PG Single Unit of Study

Term

JANUARY, JULY

Pre-requisite

N/A

Fee*

Tier 1

Prescribed text: Nil

Co-ordinated by: Ashley Page MACN

Content

Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks

Type of assessment

Not the completed assessment item. E.g. Assessment 1. Online discussion 

Weighting

(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Leadership and Management

a) Discuss the differences between leadership and management 

Assessment 1: Online discussions x 3

10%

3,6,10

Theme 2: Effective Leadership

b) Critically analyse the values, skills and knowledge relevant to leading and managing 

Assessment 2: Annotated Bibliography (2000 words)

40%

5

Theme 3: Mentorship, preceptorship and coaching

c) Analyse coaching, preceptorship and coaching principles in relation to personal and staff development

Assessment 3: Reflective essay (2500 words)

50%

9

Theme 4: Organisational culture and motivation

d) Examine culture and motivation theories in the context of organisational leadership

 

 

 

Theme 5: The Australian health system and organisational structures

e) Critically analyse different organizational structures

 

 

 

Theme 6: Power, politics and current issues in health

f) Describe sources of influence and power

 

 

 

*Fees

Tier 1 = $2,035

Tier 2 = $2,345

Tier 3 = $2,725

Tier 4 = $3,275

*Fees are are subject to change without notice.