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 Mrs Nicola Crates
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online 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 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069900 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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Teaching Pattern

Individual Study 8 hours weekly; Independent Learning 2 hours weekly.

AssessmentReflective Essay (20%)|Discussion Board Participation (40%)|Leadership Development Report (40%)
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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