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NS5339 - Leading and Managing in Health

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (25%); Written > ePoster (25%) - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.



JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 18-May-2023
Lecturers: Dr Tracey Ahern, Mrs Amanda Monzeglio, Ms Jessica Best, Dr Clare Fenwick, Ms Tracey Gooding, Ms Kate Hurley, Ms Pieta Shakes.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours online activity - Online accelerated program 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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.