Leadership and Management in Practice

10 Units

This course assists students to build on their knowledge of leadership/management, and to apply this knowledge to their workplace. The course comprises one module with several sections. The module has two related activities that enable concurrent learning and application of knowledge to the context of practice. The two assignments in the course provide each student with the opportunity to demonstrate his/her learning through a process of a situation analysis and review of relevant literature. This is a mandatory course in the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and Master of Applied Management(Nursing)Programs.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Nursing and Midwifery
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

During this course, students will:

1.Identify the nature and variety of leadership/management issues in the context of health care delivery as well as in more general contexts 2.Research, critically analyse, understand and identify alternative strategies through which these issues might be addressed 3.Apply these strategies to leadership/management issues within the context of health care delivery


The course adopts a problem based approach to learning about: Situational analysis Creative problem solving Negotiating win-win solutions Managing conflict Gaining power and influence Communicating supportively Building effective teams

Replacing Course(s) NURS 6440 Leading Through Practice
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Foundations of nursing knowledge, nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgment, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualise practice. Demonstrated Australian Nursing Council competencies.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Essay on leadership/management issues
  • Other: (please specify) - Learning Module Activities
  • Other: (please specify) - Scenario
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for NURS6623

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