Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2012 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Prof J Stoelwinder


Leadership and management principles as related to public health organisations. Key management and organisational theories, interface of theory and practice, human resource management, sources of power and influence. Techniques for managing organisational change, building effective and adaptive health organisations, elements of strategic planning, difference between leadership and management. Leadership skills, team building, conflict management, network development and management, strategic alliances, application of leadership and management principles to solve complex health organisational problems


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of key management and organisational theories and an understanding of the interface between theory and practice in the management of health care systems;
  2. describe the components of human resource management;
  3. describe sources of power and influence;
  4. describe techniques for managing organisational change and for building effective and adaptive health care systems;
  5. describe the elements of strategic planning;
  6. demonstrate an understanding of the difference between management and leadership,
  7. demonstrate skills in leadership, team building and conflict management;
  8. describe the development and management of networks and strategic alliances;
  9. apply the principles of leadership and management to solve complex problems in public health settings.


Web-based tasks 30%
Written assignments 70 %

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Just Stoelwinder

Off-campus attendance requirements

15 contact hours over 2 days