Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures and seminars |
Total Time Commitment:
Approximately 120 hours
Students are expected to spend up to four hours per week in independent learning and assignment/assessment preparation
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
Level 1, 200 Berkeley Street
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 4171
Fax: +61 3 8344 4188
Leadership and Management is designed to help students to develop their leadership skills through knowledge of leadership theory and the study of leaders in physiotherapy, health practice, health education and other professional domains. This subject will provide students with opportunities to broaden their horizons to other career paths beyond clinical practice and build on their knowledge of the wider healthcare context. It will encourage students to explore and understand leadership styles including personality and emotional intelligence and how these impact on leadership and management. Students will analyse how power influences health and educational institutions and settings, how decisions are made and synthesize strategies to influence resource allocation. Skills required to manage allied health assistants and senior roles beyond caseload such as teaching students, mentoring junior staff, project management skills to facilitate coordination of activities such as quality assurance and in-service programs and advocating for physiotherapy will be developed. Management skills include skills in negotiation, mentoring others, team building skills, conflict management, and advocacy. In addition, this subject will prepare students for working in private practice with an improved understanding of business principles, marketing and strategic management, and developing business plans, finance skills such as budgeting, engaging with Medicare and other compensable bodies, and facilitating and managing change within a variety of contexts.
The DPT curriculum has been designed around 8 Learning outcomes under 3 elements:
Element 1: Physiotherapy theory and practice:
Element 2: Research and Evidence
Element 3: Healthcare in Context
Probe, explore, analyse and synthesise leadership approaches that affects positive change within a healthcare context
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students will have had the opportunity to develop skills associated with the DPT graduate attributes including:
Doctor of Physiotherapy |
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