The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

NURS6623

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course assists students to build on existing knowledge and will expand leadership and management capabilities from the patient bedside to the boardroom (as relevant to student practice context). The modules have related activities for concurrent learning and application of knowledge ; enabling experiential learning. Learning activities will unpack new tools for the student to approach work problems and challenges utilising theory, evidence and strategy.

The course comprises eight modules and six collaborate sessions (learning/sharing in real time) over the course of the trimester (12 weeks). The assessment comprises two blogs and two assignments providing opportunity for students to demonstrate learning outcomes through a process of self-reflection, analysis, strategic planning and reporting.

The aim of the assessment process is for students to personalise assessment tasks to achieve their own learning outcomes to build professional confidence and job success.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 1 - 2020.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Critically appraise and evaluate your own and others leadership/management strengths and areas for development

2. Analyse and evaluate leadership and management theories and styles

3. Identify and analyse leadership and management situational challenges in the context of health care delivery and or patient outcomes

4. Research and critically analyse and apply strategies through which challenges might be addressed

5. Critically evaluate a range of people management strategies with a focus on managing difficult people

6. Enhance knowledge about the principles of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisational leadership (within and outside government services) to consult with or to broker health related services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

7. Utilise practice leadership and management practice development to advance patient/woman-centred/professional outcomes.


Content

The course adopts a reflective and problem based approach to learning about:

  • Self-reflection and self-critique
  • Leadership and management theory and practice
  • Situational analysis and strategies to resolve leadership challenges
  • Leadership and management theory and practice
  • Effective communication skills and relationship management
  • Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership/Services
  • Managing people, particularly difficult people in the workplace
  • Building effective disciplinary and interprofessional teams
  • Leadership/Management practice development

Assumed knowledge

Foundations of nursing/midwifery knowledge, nursing/midwifery theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing/midwifery, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing or midwifery issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgment, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualise practice. Meets Nursing and Midwifery of Australia Standards of Practice


Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Written assignment blogs (x2) *

Presentation: Powerpoint *

Written Assignment: Written Report *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Gain an aggregate of 50% or higher for these assessment items.
  • Presentation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Gain an aggregate of 50% or higher for these assessment items.
  • Online Learning Activity: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Gain an aggregate of 50% or higher for these assessment items.