Postgraduate | ACU-HLSC617 | 2023
Apply health leadership skills and theory to solve a clinical or professional challenge. You’ll choose a topic related to your coursework and conduct the project in your workplace. Write up your proposal, run your project, and present your findings.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 31 July 2023
About this subject
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:.
LO1 - appraise a clinical/professional issue amenable to investigation by project (GA2, GA4, GA6).
LO2 - access information and apply skills to structure and write a project proposal for the clinical/professional issue (GA3, GA9).
LO3 - conduct a project (GA3, GA6, GA7).
LO4 - write and present a project report that evaluates the processes and outcomes of a project (GA9).
- Topics will include:
- Self-identified area of study related to coursework units in the Master course:
- Clinical/professional issue explored in a coursework unit
- Project required in the workplace (for example, quality initiative, health record audit, updating clinical practice guidelines, developing an educational resource for staff or health consumers)
- Written proposal:
- Aims, objectives, expected outcomes, and timeframes for the project
- Written approval by workplace for project conduct and completion
- Conduct of the project with the support of the Lecturer-in-Charge of the unit
- Writing and presenting the project report including evaluation of the aims, objectives, processes and outcomes of project.
As future leaders in health care, it is essential for students to be able to apply a theoretical foundation in the leadership and development of independent initiatives in their workplace.
This unit gives students an opportunity to apply a range of advanced knowledge and skills that foster culturally safe, high quality effective health care through the creation of an effective solution to a unique administrative, leadership, educational or clinical challenge.
This unit provides students with the opportunity to critically evaluate the role of evidence–based, ethical practice through investigation of a self–identified area of challenge and opportunity drawn from a clinical/professional issue previously studied in their Master course. The area of study must be measurable, appropriate for the level of the course and extend the topic/issue as it relates to the student’s workplace.
This unit is required by students to ensure the fulfilment of the requirements of their Master course, that is, the Australian Qualifications Framework’s requirement for independent project work in the Master by coursework.The aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to undertake self–motivated study and transition to life–long learning as a self–reliant and critically reflective professional.
A range of assessments procedures will be used to meet the unit learning outcomes and develop graduate attributes consistent with University assessment requirements.
Achievement of the unit objectives will be determined through the student identifying an issue amenable to investigation by project. The assessments tasks of written project proposal and seminar provide a scaffold for the student’s learning, with the final task being the written Project Report.
These assessments are required to build student knowledge and skills in project work which, by the conclusion of the course, will enable them to graduate the Master course as a self-reliant and critically reflective professional.
- Project: Enables students to show competence in project design - aim, objectives, expected outcomes, timeframes and evidence in support of the project (20%)
- Seminar Presentation: Enables students to achieve sound communication skills and to showcase their project to professional peers. (30%)
- Project Report: Enables students to demonstrate competency in independent project work and written communication skills, suitable for dissemination to workplace peers/managers (50%)
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