Subject details

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
  5. demonstrate an appropriate understanding of academic integrity principles and apply academic writing, referencing and acknowledgement conventions required for the discipline.
  • 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

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Core
  • CUR-HIM-GDI-2018
  • CUR-HIM-GCE-2018
  • CUR-HIM-MAS-2018
Elective
  • CUR-HIM-GCE-2018
  • CUR-MPH-MAS-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will build awareness of the nature of leadership in the context of health care and awareness of their personal leadership style. Students will examine the theoretical approaches to leadership and contemporary leadership issues in relation to health care as well as examine topics such as ethics, gender, and behavioural theories from the perspective of health care leadership. Examine topics such as ethics, gender, and behavioural theories from the perspective of health care leadership. Throughout the subject students will explore the major challenges facing health care leaders, and learn how to effectively assess leadership development strategies. A key focus of this subject is to also develop personal leadership skills and strategies.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Essay (50%)
  • Reflective leadership piece (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.

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