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HS7411 - Leadership in Health Professional Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

This subject is available to Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education and Master of Health Professional Education only or by permission of the Head of School.

Students will explore models of leadership and categories of scholarship and its application in diverse educational practice settings. The challenges of political influence affecting educational leadership will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the qualities of an educational leader;
  • Explain the leadership roles of health educators;
  • Design leadership strategies in health professional education;
  • Evaluate the issues and solve problems that educational leaders may encounter in health professional education;
  • Apply change management issues in health professional education.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Project Proposal - (written) and Business proposal - (oral presentation) - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Essay - Personal Reflection and Participation to the Discussion Board - (15%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: HS5405 AND HS5406 AND HS5409 AND HS5410 AND HS6405


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Ms Simone Ross, Assoc. Professor Louise Wright
Lecturers: Ms Simone Ross, Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Ms Karen Knight, Dr Emma Anderson, Dr Karen Carlisle, Mrs Liz Ware, Professor Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Assoc. Professor Louise Wright.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 1 hours online activity - There will be little contact hours for this subject as it is delievered in an external format. Occasional teleconferences may be arranged by negotiation with the students.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.