University of Technology Sydney

96327 Leading Health and Social Care

6cp; Online
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Health and social care is full of calls for, and programs on, improved leadership capabilities. In this subject students not only consider leadership theories, capabilities and competencies, but explore the deeper question of “If leadership is the answer, then what is the question?” The subject starts with an examination of major failures in health and social care services around the world. Using the texts and reports from patient safety and social care service inquiries students look at those aspects of management and leadership that failed to protect patients and staff. Students then critically examine key leadership and management theories, exploring them through a series of guided readings, practical application of concepts utilising scenarios and case studies. Students then consider what leadership means at an individual, team and organisational level, drawing on traditional and cutting edge theories. Students consider their own leadership capabilities and a development map for their career. Students then consider what team leadership means, and what is required to ensure its development; and then consider what it takes – individually and collectively – to lead not just any organisation, but a health and social care organisation specially.

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