Health Leadership & Workforce Management - PHCM9701

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Course Outline: See Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

This course is available to SPHCM and Forensic Mental Health postgraduate students. Other students will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course critically examines a range of theories, models and approaches to leading and managing at different levels in health service organisations. It provides tools to identify and respond to management problems in the context of major changes in priorities and services in health and its workforce. Whether you come from a clinical, public health or other disciplinary background we consider how you can draw upon that understanding and your current organisational setting to strengthen your health leadership capacity and workforce management skills. Topics include: the shifting role of managers in health services; management and leadership theories and models; influence, power and management ethics; managing in resource constrained environments; diversity in health service settings; managing teams and motivating staff; conflict management and improving health worker performance; workforce planning and capacity building.

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