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HS3060 - Applied Health Leadership and Management in Developing Countries

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

This subject develops specific theoretical and practical leadership and management skills required by healthcare industry staff in developing countries. The knowledge gained will include information about: workforce management; resource management; migration of staff out (brain drain) to developing countries; the role of partnerships with developed countries; relationships with external consultants; applying for funding from international aid agencies; and finally, how to undertake planning, writing and implementation of a project.

Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesise the underlying principles and concepts of leadership and management practices in relation to establishing results-focused organisation culture;
  • Apply critical thinking in order to critique and apply a template for a business case to be used to ask management to consider a workplace change;
  • Analyse the core professional leadership and management obligations that are essential for the management of organisational resources, including workforce resources;
  • Demonstrate the ability to explain the concept of diversity and its influence on health service delivery; and;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how corporate management systems support health service organisations to provide quality safe care and services.
Prerequisites: ADMISSION TO BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HEALTH MANAGEMENT MAJOR);9 CREDIT POINTS OF ANY BX SUBJECTS

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Murray Prideaux, Dr Kristin Wicking, Professor Lee Stewart, Dr Janelle Rose.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (10%); assignments (40%); business case study (40%); reflective learning journal (10%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.