In this course you examine principles and practices of leadership and practice in healthcare. You will investigate principles and approaches to leadership and examine how these are translated into practice across healthcare from global to local, levels. You will critique the impact of clinical leadership on client and patient care and outcomes as well as the work environment and workforce. You will have the opportunity to develop as change agents and promote quality healthcare in your workplace.
|Learning materials – Online asynchronous learning and teaching materials.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Online Tutorial
|Information session – Zoom drop in sessions
• Leadership in healthcare
• Clinical leadership and clinical management
• The influence of clinical leadership on patient outcomes, work environments and staffing
• Challenges in clinical leadership
• Developing leaders and leadership
700 Level (Specialised)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...
|Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
|Critically appraise leadership approaches and practices in healthcare settings.
|Critically evaluate the relationships among, leadership, patient outcomes, clinical environments and workplace culture
|Evaluate clinical leadership within a context specific healthcare context.
Creative and critical thinker
|Identify strategies for developing leadership
|Apply principles and practices of academic writing and referencing.
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Enrolled in Program SC514, SC546, SC723 or SC742
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).
The first two assessments are subject to peer review prior to the final grade being assigned. Prior to the last assessment an online workshop will be held where content and approach can be canvassed and feedback received prior to final submission.
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|When should I submit?
|Where should I submit it?
|Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
|Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
|All - Assessment Task 1:Task 1
To provide a critical analysis of a health professional’s clinical leadership approach/es within a specific healthcare context.
You will select a leadership style/approach that embodies effective clinical leadership within your clinical healthcare environment. You will write an essay in which you: 1. Provide a descriptive narrative of the clinical environment in which you are employed (e.g. aged care, cardiac ward, emergency department, public health). 2. Identify, critically analyse and justify which leadership approach may be appropriate for your clinical environment. 3. Discuss and provide clinical examples of the expected impacts/influence of this leadership style on patient outcomes, the work environment and workforce behaviours 4. Discuss challenges that may impact the use of this leadership style and practice on leadership approach and practices
|All - Assessment Task 2:Reflection
Using Gibbs reflective model, you will write a reflection to identify and describe leaderships styles, to evaluate and analyse their use within the clinical environment and to reflect on and develop your own leadership capacity.
Please use a heading to indicate the sections of the Gibbs Reflective model. Step 1 Description (250 words) Critically describe your leadership approach and subsequent practices within your healthcare discipline and specialty prior to completion in this course. Step 2 Feelings (250 words) Identify and describe how you and the healthcare team felt because of your leadership style and practices. Step 3 Evaluation (750 words) Evaluate your clinical leadership within the broader healthcare context, within your discipline and your specific healthcare specialty. Step 4 Analysis (750 words) Critically analyse the relationship between, your leadership, patient outcomes, clinical environments and workplace culture Step 5 Conclusion (250 words) Conclude your reflection and determine appropriate leadership practices. Step 6 Action Plan (750 words) Identify SMART goals for your future as a clinical leader and provide evidence based tangible strategies you will employ to developing/improve your clinical leadership.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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