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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides opportunities for students to consolidate their learning on management and leadership concepts by further exploring how leadership and management theories apply to the nurse's role. Learning emphasises the development of personal leadership strategies in preparation for graduate practice.

Unit content

  • Approaches and models of effective leadership
  • Leadership communication skills - collaboration, negotiation and conflict resolution 
  • Decision making and coordination
  • Teamwork, delegation and supervision
  • Managing change
  • Mentoring and staff development
  • Health care systems and organisational culture
  • Strategies to promote positive cultures
  • Principles of care leadership
  • Nurse sensitive quality indicators
  • Case management and care coordination
  • Preparation for PEP7

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse the major models of care management and leadership
2 judge and apply professional and therapeutic communication skills to nursing leadership and care management
3 critique the concepts of delegation, change management and conflict resolution management strategies
4 demonstrate leadership concepts, skills and decision making required in the provision of quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse the major models of care management and leadership
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. judge and apply professional and therapeutic communication skills to nursing leadership and care management
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. critique the concepts of delegation, change management and conflict resolution management strategies
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate leadership concepts, skills and decision making required in the provision of quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.