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MPH2066 - Clinical leadership and management

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Prof J Stoelwinder & Ms H Kemp


Alfred Hospital First semester 2008 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2008 (Off-campus)


Basic concepts of management and leadership are required by managers in health care settings and also by health care professionals who have responsibilty for designing and delivering clinical care. This unit provides a broad overview of leadership and management concepts within the context of health services for both aspiring health care managers and health care professionals seeking the skills to manage and lead in their clinical roles.
The unit involves a structured review of key management and leadership concepts via WebCT based modules and readings. This is supplemented by a workshop with senior health care management practitioners and weekly on-line discussion of the application of these concepts to dealing with management issues and problems in the workplace, creating an opportunity to reflect and learn from fellow students. The content underpins a variety of other management units within the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine and is a core unit of all Health Services Management courses.


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 clinical 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 clinical 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. describe the industrial, technological, political, social and economic factors which impact on the organisation of work in clinical health systems.


Web-based tasks (30%)
Written assignments (70%)

Contact hours

15 contact hours over 2 days

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

15 contact hours over 2 days

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