Leading and Managing in Health

Subject code: NS5339:03

This subject explores foundational concepts applicable to leading and managing in diverse healthcare settings. A major focus of this subject is to apply leadership and management theories and frameworks to the student's workplace to contextualise their leadership and management knowledge. Key topics include change management and quality improvement; strategic and operational planning and practical approaches to enhance professional resilience which enables the student to build their professional competence to lead and manage in the healthcare context.

Learning outcomes

  • Interpret and apply key leadership and management theories in the healthcare context
  • Critique relevant communication skills and apply these to leading and managing teams in the healthcare context
  • Apply change management theory to design a quality improvement initiative suitable for a healthcare environment
  • Critically analyse the utilisation of essential capabilities to lead or manage a team in challenging healthcare environments


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This subject is part of the Leadership and Management major in the online Master of Nursing.

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