Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of PHCA8510, PHCA8925 has been successfully completed
Course context
This topic is available to students enrolled in other graduate awards with the approval of the MPH course coordinator.

It is anticipated that the majority of teaching will be undertaken in Flinders Learning On-line (FLO).
Topic description
This topic will attempt to develop and deepen the students' knowledge and skills in public health/primary health care leadership and to increase their breadth of understanding of their leadership role by enabling them to re-evaluate their own approaches and assumptions of leadership using appropriate theories and experiences. After having completed this topic students will have developed an understanding of the history of leadership as it relates to public health and primary health care movements, spent time reflecting on leadership within popular health and social movements and explored leadership theory and approaches. Students will also have critiqued leadership theories and developed an understanding of the influence of diversity on leadership approaches (eg gender, crosscultural, professions, political movements and community) and synthesised different theories and further developed an understanding of how these theories relate to their leadership approach.
Educational aims
This topic aims to develop and deepen the students' knowledge and skills in public health/primary health care leadership and to increase their breadth of understanding of their leadership role by enabling them to re-evaluate their own approaches and assumptions of leadership using appropriate theories and experiences.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will have:

  • Compared and constrasted your own definition of leadership with various differing theoretical perspectives and subsequently refine your perspective accordingly.

  • Critiqued major theoretical approaches of leadership and leadership practices.

  • Developed an understanding of contemporary theories of leadership and understand how these apply to the efforts of public health practitioners.

  • Explicated how you will use concepts and tools from this topic to further develop your own leadership approach and skills, as well as the skills of those who work with you to address public health issues.