Leadership and Policy in Mental Health 1 (BMRI5027)


This capstone unit examines the key constructs of leadership, leadership development and change management with specific reference to mental health reform in Australia. Students will gain an understanding of leadership, leadership development, their own leadership attributes and developmental needs. Students will also gain an insight into the development of strategy, organizational level policy and governance for achieving change. These elements will provide the foundations for self-development as a leader and the development of service level change/reform initiatives. Under supervision, students are assessed on the application of theoretical constructs and models, and will produce a significant scholarly project of change management and implementation in their own work setting or context.

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9am-5pm Friday and Saturday 9am-12.30pm weeks 2 and 8, 9am-5pm Friday week 13


Leadership assessment and self development plan (25%), scenario analysis (25%), change management and implementation plan (40%), participation (10%)

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This is a capstone unit of study

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