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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Positive Psychology & Leadership
Unit code CAM622
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Dr Elaine Hart

Teaching staff

Dr Elaine Hart and Wendy Quinn

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Flexible on-line.

  1. Critical essay on the positive psychology movement (1500 words, 20%)
  2. Participation in 8 discussion board questions (40%)
  3. Assignment addressing a number of hypothetical workplace situations (2000 words, 40%).
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