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.

 
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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    N SMBA6122


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Intensive July
HPOL5012
Leadership in Health
6    A Students are expected to have at least 1 year work experience in a health practice, policy or administrative role.


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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: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: SMBA6122 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus, Block mode
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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
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HPOL5012 Leadership in Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Shaun Larkin, Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: Students are expected to have at least 1 year work experience in a health practice, policy or administrative role. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
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Many who come to assume leadership roles in health care often come to this responsibility without any exposure to leadership theory. Given this, HPOL5012 focuses on combining the development of an understanding of leadership theory with the personal development of students as health care leaders because ultimately leadership is about what you do, not what you know. Initially this is done by exploring the history of leadership theory and then taking this learning and applying it to the health care environment through a hierarchy that moves through `leading self¿ then onto teams, organisations and ultimately society. The aim of this unit is to increase students' knowledge of leadership theory and their understanding of the connections between this theory and practice so as to assist their personal development as leaders in health care.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units