Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Flexible)
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ms Ingrid Brooks


The unit gives nursing graduates a program which combines a strong theoretical and practical focus to health management and leadership. Topics on management and administration include: power, authority and politics; leadership; people in health service organisations; change and organisational effectiveness; quality improvement; governance and clinical risk management.


On completion of this unit and with further study and practice, the student will be expected to:

  1. Analyse extant theories of leadership and management
  2. Compare and contrast concepts of leadership and management
  3. Critically analyse the impact of the theoretical concepts of leadership and management to quality patient outcomes
  4. Examine the impact of health policy on nursing management
  5. Critique extant theories of power and their application to health care settings
  6. Appraise the characteristics of effective organisations through the use of continuous improvement strategies
  7. Critically analyse theories of change management and their application to health care settings


Written assignment 1 (3500-4000 words) (30%)
Written assignment 2 (5000-6000 words) (50%)
In class or online presentation (20%)

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