Onshore (Australia) Program
1 x 4-hour Workshop per semester
2 x 1-day Intensive Workshops per semester
1 x 2-hour Online Exercises weekly
3 x 50-minute Online Tutorials per semester
90 hrs of Independent Study per semester

Offshore (Singapore) Program
1 x 1.5 days Intensive Workshop per semester
1 x 4-hour Workshop per semester
1 x 2 hours Online Exercise weekly
95 hours of Independent Study per semester
Enrolment not permitted
HSMT9012 has been successfully completed
Course context

Topic only available to students meeting the eligibility requirements for entry to the postgraduate health and aged care administration courses.

Assignments; Tutorial participation; Tutorial presentation
Topic description

This topic provides an introduction to leadership and management theory with a focus on current trends in leading and managing people in health and aged care settings. Specific areas explored include working with multidisciplinary teams, making the transition from health professional to leader/manager, understanding one's own leadership and management style and performance management. As a foundation topic, the syllabus will also cover academic writing and presentation skills at the postgraduate level.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with a foundation for understanding and applying leadership and management theory and to equip students with a range of leadership and management skills and basic study approaches.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of current concepts in leadership and management theory as it relates to health and aged care
  2. Apply this theory to leading people in health and aged care settings
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of working with multidisciplinary teams
  4. Present insight into their own leadership and managerial style and need for further development
  5. Demonstrate enhanced skills in managing staff performance
  6. Make competent oral and written presentations
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the methods of writing academic papers