Leading Change in Practice

10 Units

This course assists students to review and critique concepts and processes relating to leading change. The course provides students with an opportunity to construct a proposal related to a planned change process they wish to lead in their work context.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Nursing and Midwifery
Availability Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically review and evaluate change management theories, models and strategies
  2. Critically analyse the roles and accountabilities of leaders, change agents and stakeholders in the context of change
  3. Explore and synthesise the important actions in relation to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and non-Indigenous young Australians in change management processes
  4. Analyse and synthesise the relationship between leadership style and change management outcomes
  5. Explore and evaluate barriers and reactions to change
  6. Demonstrate ability to formulate a change management proposal and disseminate outcomes

The course adopts a problem based approach learning about:

  • Theories, models and processes relating to change
  • Roles and functions in the leadership and management of change
  • Situation analysis
  • Construct a proposal for change
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 judgement, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualise practice. Demonstrated Australian Nursing Council competencies.
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Blog 1
  • Essay: Essay 1
  • Online Learning Activity: Blog 2
  • Written Assignment: Essay 2

Contact Hours


Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for NURS6624
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