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PMC3201 Practice and Leadership for Health Professionals

Semester 2, 2022 Ipswich On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022


Examiner: Rose Blackman


Pre-requisite: PMC2203 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BPSC


Health Professionals work in extreme, stressful and dynamic environments. These environments require professional practice and leadership skills to deal with the demands of the profession. Practice and Leadership for Health Professionals will enable students to develop as a professional leader and coach that is not only recognised within their own discipline but from a multidiscipline perspective across healthcare organisations.

Practice and Leadership for Health Professionals will prepare students for employment in healthcare services and organisations. Students will have the opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills to practice as a professional and leader. Students will gain knowledge of leadership theories, frameworks and principles. Students will integrate knowledge previously gained in situations such as mentoring, coaching and communicating with others, particularly in a difficult environment, Practice and Leadership for Health Professionals will inform students of the role and importance of clinical governance and professional competencies within professional practice.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the need for professional practice and leadership.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for professional leadership and mentoring skills.
  3. Identify and implement relevant communication skills in a difficult situation.
  4. Analyse suitable strategies to manage conflict.
  5. Evaluate the need for reflective practice in contemporary professional practice.
  6. Review the significance of clinical governance and the importance of professional competency in accordance with the practice standards and requirements for various health disciplines.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Leadership theories and principles 10.00
2. Contexts of ‘Novice to Expert’
The Beginning Practitioner
3. Mentoring and coaching 10.00
4. Communicating in difficult environments
Providing constructive feedback
5. Managing conflict 10.00
6. Professional competency
Clinical Governance
7. Reflective practice 5.00
8. Internationalisation 5.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Essay No 50 3,4,5,6
Assignments Written Case Study No 50 1,2,3,5
Date printed 30 June 2022