MPH5304 - Leading and managing in public health and health care - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jane Banaszak-Holl


Dr Peter Bradford

Unit guides


Monash Online

  • Teaching Period 1 2019 (Online)


Must be enrolled in course 4528, 4529, M6007 or M6021


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, and managing change, structuring organisations for patient care, developing strategy, consumer engagement, change management, and project management."


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

  1. Apply general theories of organisation and management to health care organisational settings
  2. Design organisational roles and structures to manage clinical and support services
  3. Apply coordinating mechanisms in clinical and public health organisations
  4. Implement staff recruitment processes
  5. Design and manage staff performance systems
  6. Apply principles of change management to improve organisational performance
  7. Develop strategic plans
  8. Implement effective project management.


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

Workload requirements

Off-campus: 20 hours per week for 6 weeks.

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