PUBH5763 Health Leadership and Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit examines key theories, concepts and approaches to leadership and management in the health sector. An important premise underpinning the unit is that leadership is needed at all levels of an organisation, and that leadership takes many different forms. Leadership is considered from an individual, team, organisation and health sector perspective. The need for health leadership to be flexible and responsive to different contexts in a rapidly changing world is explored. Students will examine contemporary leadership issues and challenges facing the health sector, including ethical leadership, leading change, leadership in times of crisis or uncertainty. A feature of this unit is the integration of real world examples and case studies to explore contemporary issues and challenges in health leadership.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) critque key theories, concepts and principles of leadership and management relevant to health organisations and services; (2) distinguish between different dimensions and contexts of leadership, including self-awareness and leadership of self, and leadership at the team organisational and wider health sector level; (3) explain key challenges and obligations related to good governance, accountability and ethical leadership in the health sector; (4) apply evidence based principles to facilitating and leading change and to leadership in times of uncertainty or crisis; and (5) critically analyse contemporary issues in health leadership and management.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) On-line and In-class assessments; (2) major assignment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Lisa Wood
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
a working knowledge of the health system and some experience in managing a team is recommended
Contact hours
One week full time, plus pre-intensive week online activities.
Note
This unit is taught in intensive face-to-face mode over the week 15-19 November 2021. Readings are made available in LMS two weeks prior to the teaching week.
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