Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - 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 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Dr Simon Albrecht


The subject aims to give students an overview of the theory and practice of leadership.


On completion of this unit students will have the ability to:

  1. understand the complexities of leadership research, and the many different approaches used to study this topic;
  2. critique competing theories of leadership behavior;
  3. understand new trends such as globalization, cross-cultural research, affirmative action to reduce gender inequalities;
  4. evaluate the evidence for various models used to study leadership behaviors.


Oral group presentation: 25%
Individual essay: 35%
Examination: 40%
Hurdle requirement: 75% tutorial attendance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Simon Albrecht

Contact hours

Three contact hours per week: 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorials.


PSY1011, PSY1022, PSY2042 and PSY2051

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