Sydney Professional Certificate

Leadership in Health

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in Leadership in Health.

Graduates will have cognitive skills to:

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise advanced leadership approaches used in health leadership
  • Apply leadership methods to complex issues in health management and
    leadership
  • Apply leadership knowledge and skills in health management to best make high level judgements in their professional practice.

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Leadership in Health

Sydney Professional Certificate in Leadership in Health

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
HPOL5006
Business of Health
6      Intensive July
HPOL5012
Leadership and Strategy in Health
6      Semester 2

Leadership in Health

Sydney Professional Certificate in Leadership in Health

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
HPOL5006 Business of Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof James Gillespie, Prof John Buchanan, Prof Shaun Larkin Session: Intensive July Classes: Block/intensive Mode - 4 days, 9am-5pm with preliminary online readings. Assessment: Online discussion participation (10%); online quiz (10%); 1 x 2000 word essay (30%); 1 x 3000 word research essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Healthcare is now one of the largest employers and sectors in the Australian economy. Approximately two thirds of its funding comes from government, while two thirds of services are provided by the private sector. This unit explores this complex mix, building an understanding of the inter-relationships among the players in the industry, public and private. The course will explore the financial and regulatory environment in which providers operate and identify the main business models used by different players in the industry, including service providers, private insurers, employers, and government regulators. The unit draws on expert lecturers, international comparisons and case studies to give an understanding of the incentives and constraints that shape strategies to create value in health care. By the end of the unit students will: Have an understanding of the 'eco-system' of health care; Be able to navigate the regulatory and technological aspects of business in the health sector; Be able to identify and evaluate public and private business strategies and business plans in the main health care sectors.
Textbooks
Required and recommended readings and reference lists will be available through eLearning.
HPOL5012 Leadership and Strategy in Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Shaun Larkin, Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider Session: Semester 2 Classes: 10 x week by week online tasks and activities plus 2 x 1 day intensive workshops Assessment: 1 x multiple choice quiz (20%), 1 x in-class group assessment (20%), 2 x 500 word reflective essays (20%), 1 x 2000 word critical analysis essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Effective leadership is essential in all facets of health including service provision, public administration and the private sector. This unit will cover roles and responsibilities of leadership in health, the relational dynamics between the 'the individual and the organization', personal characteristics and how they can be harnessed in leadership roles, strategic tools that can be used to drive organisations forward and lead change, leadership types and indicators, and the application of leadership strategies in practice scenarios.
Textbooks
Required and recommended readings and reference lists will be available through eLearning.