Positive psychology addresses the conditions and processes that enable people, groups and institutions to flourish and function at an optimal level. The aim of this unit is to gain a clear understanding of the essential elements to leadership, and to incorporate what is known from the field of positive psychology into this framework. Areas that will be addressed include the characteristics of pro-social and confident leadership; the challenge of cultivating a healthy and productive workplace; the role of leadership through times of change and crisis; the virtues and ethical leadership; and the need for effective self management. On completion of this unit the student will have (i) developed an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of leadership and positive psychology; (ii) developed an appreciation of leadership issues that arise within teams; and (iii) developed a repertoire of skills to positively lead teams in the workplace. As part of the course the student will be required to identify leadership issues within their workplace, undertake a critical analysis of significant factors, and develop a plan to address common workplace issues.
|Unit name||Positive Psychology & Leadership|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Elaine Hart|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain the underlying principles and evidence base of positive psychology and its relevance in workplace and organisational settings.
- Analyse and apply positive psychology principles in the workplace and to your role as a leader and team member.
- Critically analyse and problem solve workplace challenges using positive psychology principles/strategies to maintain a healthy and vibrant workplace culture
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Critical essay (20%)|Discussion board participation (40%)|Assignment (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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