Foundations of Clinical Leadership and Management


This course introduces candidates to the foundations of management and leadership theory within the clinical context. It comprises the definition and analysis of management theory, characteristics and styles of leadership and introduces individual, group and organisational structures. This course runs concurrently with Clinical Medicine Service Provision B which requires group work both asynchronously and in real time. Foundations of Clinical Leadership and Management is designed to be largely theoretically based and self-directed.


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  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. understanding of the theoretical aspects of leadership and management

2. apply the theoretical base to a real life leadership or management problem

3. develop an approach towards its solution or prevention of its recurrence.


Course content will be organised in themes across 3 main modules, each of 4 weeks duration: Defining Leadership and Management, Stepping into the Leadership Role; and Effective Teams (including: putting it all together).

Content will be in the form of paper based and on-line readings and texts, online recordings and power point presentations, case examples and templates. Assessments will be multiple-choice examination (week 5), written critique (due post recess) and a problem solving design work (exam period).


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) program.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Written assignment blogs (x3)

Essay: Essay

Contact Hours

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Individual Supervision

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term