MGMT5532 Leadership in Healthcare
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Trimester 3 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- 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.
- 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.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit rules
- Enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management;
approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
- Contact hours
- Lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.