The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This course provides candidates with the opportunity to build upon their theoretical knowledge of leadership and management and apply these in a clinical work context. Candidates will work individually and in small groups on case-based and problem-based scenarios and on a real life managerial issue identified by the student. Candidates are also scaffolded to analyse their own part in leadership, their personal leadership and management attributes and their preferred management styles.

Application of Leadership and Management Skills requires candidates to work in a 'management team' to consider the theories in the context of every day leadership and management in familiar contexts. This requires synchronous and asynchronous contact with group members, course coordinators and tutors. It enables the consideration of leadership in action.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate understanding of Leadership and Management theory by application to case and problem based scenarios and a real life situation

2. Analyse their own Leadership attributes and preferred Leadership and Management styles

3. Show their managerial and organisational skills in arranging real time meetings with their peers, allocating roles within a problem-based context and striving towards a solution

4. Demonstrate their ability to manage their own learning and be insightful, reflective leaders in their online discussion board contributions and submissions

5. Identify a management challenge in their own environment and apply their learning to design an appropriate management strategy.


The course content will have a strong, practical base delivered using blended learning methods and will include paper-based and online readings and case scenarios.

Introductory material will include content guide, library support materials, email advice and information on the use of Collaborate (or similar). Students will have access to interactive communication tools including blogs and Collaborate via Blackboard. Tools to facilitate analysis of personal attributes will be available in hardcopy and online.

A 2-day optional workshop will included face-to-face resource sessions, group exercises and case based or simulated material.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Written Assignment 1: Blog 1 & Response

Online Learning Activity: Written Assignment 2: Blog 2 & Response

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 3: Essay

Written Assignment: Major Assignment: Simulated Hospital Executive

Contact hours


Individual Supervision

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Contact hours are an indication only.


Face to Face On Campus 2 day(s) per Term Full Term

Workshop attendance is optional.