Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
2 x 1-hour tutorials weekly
1 x 10-hour on-line lecture per semester
2 x 1-hour on-line tutorials weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of PHCA8510, PHCA8925 has been successfully completed
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 be expected to be able to:

  1. Compare and constrast your own definition of leadership with various differing theoretical perspectives and subsequently refine your perspective accordingly
  2. Critique major theoretical approaches of leadership and leadership practices
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary theories of leadership and understand how these apply to the efforts of public health practitioners
  4. Describe 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