University of Technology Sydney

96327 Leading Health and Social Care

6cp; Online; availability: online coursework degrees students only
Requisite(s): 090050 Evidence for Informing Practice AND 090056 Specialty Clinical Practice AND 090047 Applied Pathophysiology in Practice AND 96326 Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare
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This subject begins with a review of the rapid development of leadership theory in health and social care over the last decade, particularly, but not only, in response to major quality and safety inquiries across the health, aged care and disability fields. The subject moves through various theories and styles of leadership, drawing on empirical research and the arts (including film and literature) considering what leadership means to – and what it demands of - managers at the individual, team and organisational level. It looks at individual leadership and asks students to reflect on their current capabilities as a leader, while planning for their own personal development in this area. It then examines the leadership of teams, and in particular the issues faced by leaders of multidisciplinary teams in health and social care. It completes the leadership journey by considering how personal and team leadership differs from organisational leadership, and how leadership across organisations, and sectors, might be achieved.

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