MPH5266 - Clinical leadership and management - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Chief examiner(s)

Peter Bradford


Dr Peter Bradford

Quota applies

Enrolment for this unit is quota restricted.

Unit guides


Alfred Hospital

  • First semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Must be enrolled in a Postgraduate degree


This Unit will review key leadership, management, and organisation theory and its application to healthcare settings.

It will investigate the role of the manager, leadership skills, staffing issues, clinician engagement, performance management, career management, managing change, structuring organisations for patient care, developing strategy, consumer engagement, change management, and project management.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the application of complex management theories in the management of health care teams and organisations.
  2. Interpret the applicability of health care research findings to health care management practice.
  3. Formulate practical solutions and apply management experience to solve complex health management problems.
  4. Demonstrate theoretical and practical approaches to leadership within health services and the importance of clinical engagement.
  5. Communicate health care management solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  6. Evaluate the perspectives of health care consumers and other stakeholders in health service planning.


  • Critical reflections (40%) (2400 words) (Hurdle)
  • Critical appraisal (20%) (1200 words)
  • Report (40%) (2400 words) (Hurdle)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 2 Block Days of 6 contact hours each

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