Courses & Units

Leadership in Health and Human Services CAM539



This unit provides health and human service professionals with the opportunity to critically analyse a range of contemporary leadership frameworks and theories. There is a focus on the exploration and practical application of theories and techniques to improve understanding of leading self and engagement of others in order to achieve results, drive innovation and shape systems.
Participants will be exposed to a broad range of leadership theories and frameworks with reference to the Australian LEADS Framework (Leading Self, Engaging Others, Achieving Results. Driving for Innovation and Shaping Systems).
Students are expected to apply these frameworks and draw on relevant empirical and theoretical work as well as reflecting on their own workplace, lived experience and belief systems.


Unit name Leadership in Health and Human Services
Unit code CAM539
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Kathryn (Kate) Fennell
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse leadership frameworks and theories.
  • Apply leadership frameworks and theories to leading self and engaging others.
  • Analyse leadership practices that contribute to achieving outcomes, driving for innovation and shaping systems.
  • Practice Critical Self-Reflection to support ongoing leadership development.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069900 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

Distance, web dependent. Some offerings taught as a blended unit with both online activities and attendance for two days of face-to-face worksho

AssessmentLeadership Development Report (40%)|Discussion Board Participation (40%)|Reflective Essay (20%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Northouse, PG 2018, Leadership: Theory and Practice, 8th edn, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, USA.

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