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Unit Overview


This unit equips students with the combination of theory, strategy and practical skills to lead and manage within healthcare organisations.

The unit will review a variety of leadership frameworks. Students will learn effective leadership approaches to develop high performance teams, and creatively respond to the power and politics of health organisations through increased system awareness.

The contemporary complexities and dilemmas of healthcare provision in a challenging and increasingly disrupted environment will be addressed. Students will demonstrate their leadership in real-world situations through a leadership project. Students will emerge with a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of authentic and transformational leadership with a stronger ability to articulate this in a new and evolving health environment.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of contemporary leadership frameworks and theories; (2) critically explore the efficacy of leadership theories in health specific cases ; (3) demonstrate an ability to apply their leadership capability within health organisations; and (4) skills surrounding the practice of high-performance teams.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) learning journal; (2) individual assessments; and (3) group case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Jenny Hoffman
Unit rules
Enrolment in
one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework).
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management.
or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
Lectures/seminars: 5 days intensive class
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