Leadership in Medicine (PMED5051)

UNIT OF STUDY

A successful leader is influential and their effectiveness is determined by the behaviours they consistently manifest. This practical leadership unit is focussed on behaviours and will explore best practice in medical leadership and guide the learner in how to improve their leadership skills. The course is tailored to health professionals and is based on a similar unit in the University of Sydney Business School¿s MBA.
Students will gain an understanding of the concepts that underpin the influencing process and will develop skills in the individual components of influencing. Topics covered will include: building self-awareness, the development process, self-management, managing difference, best practice communication (setting expectations, listening, motivating, giving and receiving feedback, confronting, conflict resolution), effective networking, building productive relationships and driving engagement.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Block intensive up to 3 days and students will spend approx 8 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in online discussions, self-directed learning activities and literature appraisal.

Assessment

5 x 1 page assignments (10%per = 50%), weekly online participation (30%), face-to-face participation (20%)

Textbooks

Nil. Required readings will be provided

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.