Foundations of Clinical Leadership and Management

10 Units

This course introduces candidates to the foundations of management and leadership theory within the clinical context. It comprises the definition and analysis of management theory, characteristics and styles of leadership and introduces individual, group and organisational structures. This course runs concurrently with Clinical Medicine Service Provision B which requires group work both asynchronously and in real time. Foundations of Clinicical Leadership and Management is designed to be largely theoretically based and self-directed.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Candidates will demonstrate their understanding of the theoretical aspects of leadership and management in their completion of online MCQs and their creation of a written critique of the main theories. Towards the end of the course, candidates will show that they are able to apply the theoretical base to a real life leadership or management problem and develop an approach towards its solution or prevention of its recurrence.


Course content will be organised in themes across 3 main modules, each of 4 weeks duration: Defining Leadership and Management, Stepping into the Leadership Role; and Effective Teams (including: putting it all together).

Content will be in the form of paper based and on-line readings and texts, online recordings and power point presentations, case examples and templates. Assessments will be multiple-choice examination (week 5), written critique (due post recess) and a problem solving design work (exam period).

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Examination: On-line - On-line MCQs
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 1500 word critique, design of management or leadership plan
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for CLAM6006

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