Subject details

  • Topics
    • Challenges facing health care leaders
    • Exploring leadership
    • Theoretical approaches to leadership
    • Contemporary leadership issues and leadership development
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. evaluate personal leadership skills within a theoretical framework
  2. critique models and theories of leadership
  3. evaluate the context of healthcare leadership practice
  4. synthesise approaches to leadership strategies in healthcare.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Reflective leadership journal (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Build your awareness of the nature of leadership in the context of health care. You will examine the theoretical approaches to leadership and contemporary leadership issues in relation to health care. Examine topics such as ethics, gender and behavioural theories from the perspective of health care leadership. Throughout the subject you will explore the major challenges facing health care leaders, and learn how to effectively assess leadership development strategies.

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