Leadership in Health Care
Explore the relationship between leadership, strategy and planning, along with health workforce development and organisational outcomes. Sharpen your current skills in leading, or step up to the challenge.
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- 01 Aug 2022
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On successful completion of the subject you will be able to:
- formulate leadership theory, team development theory, and the role of leaders and teams in the context of health care
- communicate and describe leadership ethics, integrity, emotional intelligence and core competencies for effective leaders
- determine the role and function of leadership in strategic planning, stakeholder management and workforce development, and the relationship with organisational outcomes
- establish and explain the relationship between leadership and operational and strategic risk, and leadership and lean thinking
- interpret leadership theory and current research in practice, and critically reflect upon practice to improve skills and performance
- develop academic and professional communication and writing skills.
- Foundations of leadership.
- Leadership starts at home.
- Leading the team.
- Leadership and the organisation - operational leadership.
- Leadership and the organisation - strategic leadership.
- Future directions of health care leadership.
Enrolment in a Graduate degree.
No additional requirements
This subject introduces students to leadership in diverse health care environments. It explores the complexities and challenges of strategic leadership and examines theoretical and contemporary evidence-based practice perspectives within the context of the Australian Health Care System and current research. The relationships between leadership, strategic planning, health workforce development and organisational outcomes are discussed. This subject is suitable for health professionals working in leadership and management roles, and those aspiring to do so.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
Assessment in this subject provides opportunities for students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, analysis and evaluation skills, critical reflection and application of theoretical concepts to practice. Additionally, these assessments allow students to further develop with academic and professional communication skills. Detailed feedback is provided for all assessments (except the Quiz) to facilitate student learning and achievement of unit learning outcomes.
- Online Forum (30%)
- Leadership Development Review (40%)
- Oral PowerPoint Presentation (30%)
Current study term: 31 Jul 22 to 26 Nov 22
Leadership in Health Care, 4th ed.
Barr, J. and Dowding, L.
Leadership for Health Professionals, 3rd ed.
Ledlow, G. R., Stephens, J. H.
Introduction to Health Care Management, 4th ed.
Buchbinder, S., and Shanks, N.