Application of Leadership and Management Skills

10 Units

This course provides candidates with the opportunity to build upon their theoretical knowledge of leadership and management and apply these in a clinical work context. Candidates will work individually and in small groups on case-based and problem-based scenarios and on a real life managerial issue identified by the student. Candidates are also scaffolded to analyse their own part in leadership, their personal leadership and management attributes and their preferred management styles. This course runs concurrently with the Anatomy of the Hospital which requires students to “shadow” various members of their institution’s management and administrative staff to learn about roles in leadership and management. To complement this, Application of Leadership and Management Skills requires candidates to work in a “management team” to consider the theories in the context of every day leadership and management in familiar contexts. This requires synchronous and asynchronous contact with group members, course coordinators and tutors. It enables the consideration of leadership in action.

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

Candidates will: (i) demonstrate their understanding of Leadership and Management theory by application to case and problem based scenarios and a real life situation (ii) analyse their own Leadership attributes and preferred Leadership and Management styles (iii) show their managerial and organisational skills in arranging real time teleconference meetings with their peers, allocating roles within a problem-based context and striving towards a solution (iv) demonstrate their ability to manage their own learning and be insightful, reflective leaders in their establishment of an e-portfolio and reflective blog (v) identify a management study situation in their own environment and apply their learning to enable the limited design of an appropriate management strategy.

It is expected that candidates will liaise with other area health service providers as well as their Academic Supervisor to help resource information that they will use in this process. This will align with work undertaken in CLAM6007 Anatomy of the Hospital.


The course content will have a strong, practical base delivered using blended learning methods and will include paper-based and online readings and case scenarios. Introductory material will include content guide, library support material, Blackboard and email advice and information on the use of Eluminate (or similar). Students will be enrolled in an online discussion group with access to Blackboard and a Wikispace for the use of e-portfolio and blog. Tools to facilitate analysis of personal attributes will be available in hardcopy and online. A 2-day workshop will include face-to-face resource sessions, group exercises and case based or simulated material.

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
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Reflective Blog, process log
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Participation in groupwork
  • Other: (please specify) - e-Portfolio
  • Workshop - Residential weekend workshop
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 6 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 CLAM6008

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