Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Community Emergency Health and Paramedics
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2013 (Flexible)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ingrid Brooks


This unit reviews key leadership theories and styles and promotes the student to develop a personal model of leadership. Key requirements to enable successful implementation of practice change including organisational readiness, an understanding of organisational systems, influencing people, team building and leading changes are explored and applied to the community based emergency health context.


On completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop a personal model of leadership based on a review and critique of contemporary leadership theories and styles.
  2. Critically examine their competence in critical leadership skills including team building, conflict management and influencing.
  3. Examine their organisation using a systems model to identify structures and processes that support or inhibit change.
  4. Examine approaches to organisational change to identify effective change management strategies suitable for their organisation.


Leadership skills assignment (2,000 words) 35%, Organisational change assignment (3,000 words), 45%, On-line tutorial participation 20%.

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