Postgraduate | ACU-HLSC605 | 2024
Leadership in Health Care
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Leadership in Health Care
About this subject
On successful completion of Leadership in Health Care, students should be able to:
- Explain how the effective application of leadership frameworks/theory/principles can aid self as leader
- Analyse and evaluate contemporary challenges and management approaches for healthcare leaders in facilitating service transformation with a person/family-centred focus in healthcare that incorporates cultural perspectives, equity and diversity
- Generate leadership strategies that empower self and others to drive innovation and changes that contribute ethically towards service transformation through cross-sectoral collaborative action.
- Leadership frameworks/theories/models to guide practice improvement
- The person as health care focus
- Leadership strategies for organisational innovation and change
- Leadership strategies from a global perspective
Leaders in healthcare must develop sound knowledge and skill in leading service transformation through transformation of self and others. Today’s leaders require personal leadership characteristics as well as the ability to facilitate others to achieve their potential through role modelling, supporting and empowering. This subject is necessary for future leaders who can lead others in planning, implementing and evaluating strategies and tools designed to resolve complex problems and optimise health for diverse population communities such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, among others, through innovative health administration practices that shape and improve healthcare systems.
The aim of this subject is to introduce students to contemporary theory-based leadership practices in order to develop knowledge and skill necessary for leading health service transformation.
To pass this unit, students are expected to submit two graded assessment tasks. In addition, students must achieve a cumulative grade of at least 50% across both assessments. The assessment strategy used allows for the progressive development of knowledge and skills necessary for the student to be able to consider leadership practices and challenges, evaluate ethical leadership approaches and apply effective leadership practices to improve health outcomes.
To become an effective leader in a health care environment, the student will be supported via the online learning platform to develop a sound theoretical basis upon which contemporary leadership approaches and challenges to effective leadership can be assessed and evaluated. Students will be further supported to collaborate with peers via an online medium to develop leadership strategies that can be applied in the workplace from within an ethical framework. Students will be further supported to be able to apply their knowledge of ethical and effective leadership practices to improve health outcomes in a variety of health care settings.
- Reflective Narrated Digital Presentation and Script - enables students to reflect on leadership practices and transformational health care. (50%)
- Major Essay - Enables students to apply leadership practices that improve health outcomes. (50%)
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This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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