Leadership in Medicine (PMED5051)


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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Week 1 conf call (90mins), 1x2 day (9am-8pm day1, 9am-5pm day2) F2F intensive weekend, 1x1 day (9am-5pm) F2F exam day, approx 8 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in online interactions and self-directed learning activities


Team Project Presentation (25%), Individual Skills (10%), Written Feedback (15%), Other written submissions (5x5%, 25%), weekly Online Participation (15%), Face-to-Face Participation (10%)


Nil. Required readings will be provided

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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.