Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand theoretical aspects of leadership and management;

2. Apply leadership and management theory and practical skills to real life leadership or management problems; and

3. Apply leadership and management skills to effectively manage clinical teams.


Course content will be organised in themes across four modules:

  • Chronology of Leadership Study and Practice;
  • Dissection of The Dynamic Culture Leadership Model;
  • Creating a Motivating Environment; and
  • Leadership Power and Influence.

Content will be in the form of paper based and on-line readings, online recordings and powerpoint presentations, case examples and templates.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Assignment 3

Contact hours


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