Leadership in Youth Health and Education

Subject 460-734 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Parkville campus
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours self directed learning in the workplace and the wider community.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Subject Overview: The aim of this subject is to develop an understanding of management, leadership and change in youth health, education or welfare organisations. This subject will include a critical analysis of organisational structures and decision making processes in relation to working with other organisations. Strategies to maximise an organisation's capacity to work in effective cross-sectoral practice will be explored. This subject will introduce students to principles and practice of organisational, community and systems change as it relates to youth-focused services, programs and policies. The subject will also develop students' capacity to lead and manage cross-sectoral projects and create a "learning organisation" culture.
Assessment: 4,000 word assignment or the equivalent (100 per cent)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership capacity including an ability to engage in public discourses;
  • Demonstrate capacity in change management processes; and
  • Demonstrate highly developed written communication skills.

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • Assess theories and processes for organisational and community change and capacity building;
  • Apply principles of organisational learning to their own workplace;
  • Lead and manage change processes for cross-sectoral youth services, programs, policy development and implementation;
  • Systematically evaluate and integrate evidence and propose solutions for change;
  • Identify processes for strengthening cross-sectoral youth professional networks in communities; and
  • Define frameworks for systems change and accountability.
Related Course(s): Master of Youth Health and Education Management

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