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. This course runs concurrently with the Anatomy of the Hospital which requires students to 'shadow' various members of their institution's management and administrative staff to learn about roles in leadership and management. To complement this, 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 teleconference 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 establishment of an e-portfolio and reflective blog

5. Identify a management study situation in their own environment and apply their learning to enable the limited design of 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 material, Blackboard and email advice and information on the use of Eluminate (or similar).Students will be enrolled in an online discussion group with access to Blackboard and a Wikispace for the use of e-portfolio and blog.Tools to facilitate analysis of personal attributes will be available in hardcopy and online.A 2-day workshop will include face-to-face resource sessions, group exercises and case based or simulated material. 

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Written assignment blogs (x4)

Written Assignment: Written assignment and field study

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 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term