Courses & Units

Leading and Managing Change in Health and Human Services CAM722

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This Unit explores the nature of change within the broader environmental and organisational context. It will include exploration of current theories and research around issues relating to leading and managing as well as diffusion of innovation. Strategies for successful implementation of change, including the identification of barriers to implementation are developed, particularly as they apply to health and human service settings. Participants are encouraged to examine the role of leadership in change management as well as exploring and analysing the intersection between the drivers of change, change readiness and service innovation diffusion.


Unit name Leading and Managing Change in Health and Human Services
Unit code CAM722
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Kate Fennell
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


International students
Domestic students

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

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the broader societal factors impacting on change within health and human service settings including culture, community attitudes, evidence-based practice, quality and safety systems and governance.
  • Critically examine change management theories and models and how they impact on system change and uptake of evidence-based practice and service innovation in health and human services.
  • Analyse the intersection between the drivers of change and change readiness at an individual, organisational and system level.
  • Critically examine the role of leadership in managing change and successful diffusion of innovation in health and human service settings.
  • Develop strategies for applying successful change management and service innovation diffusion in health and human services including critical self-reflection on the implications for professional practice.

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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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentEssay (30%)|Report (30%)|Weekly Discussion Board Posts (40%)
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