SYSTEMS THINKING AND LEADERSHIP

PHE5STL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Whether dealing with public health issues or trying to improve the performance of a hospital, many of the issues are complex, seemingly embedded within a web of interconnected and often contested causes. Push on one part of the system and something changes to counter the good work. Complexity is often used as shorthand for intractability. In this subject we consider if systems thinking provides the insights needed to grapple with complexity. Systems thinking is interested in the parts of a system and the connections among those parts, the structures established as a result of those connections and the behaviours those structures allow or discourage. You will examine the notion of systems, as an object of study and a way of thinking that changes the way we might look at health problems and work towards their solution, the language of systems, and its concepts, and some of the methods used to define issues, build consensus for action, and evaluate strategies to address problems.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAli Lakhani

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Systems Approaches to Managing Change: A practical guide

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorReynolds M, & Holwell S.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer

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Other descriptionText demonstrates five approaches in systems thinking that help to understand and

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Thinking in Systems: A Primer

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMeadows, D.

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherChelsea Green

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URLN/A

Other descriptionIntroduction to basic systems thinking ideas

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Systems science and population health

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorEl-Sayed & Galea

Year2017

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PublisherOxford University Press

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Other descriptionIntroductory text on systems thinking written especially for public health

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Employ systems concepts to solve contemporary public health or health management problems.
02. Critically assess selected systems methods and their uses in practice to improve decision-making.
03. Recommend the best systems methods for analysing, understanding and addressing different problems

Subject options

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City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAli Lakhani

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 2 - 7
Six 2.00 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three multiple choice quizzes (1000 words equivalent).

Covers understanding of basic concepts and methods, and the format allows for rapid feedback as subject unfolds.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report (2,500-words).

High quality reflective paper on the insights offered by systems thinking.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Brief Report (1500 words).

Report explaining some of the ideas covered early in the subject.

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAli Lakhani

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Six 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
Scheduled online tutorial

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three multiple choice quizzes (1000 words equivalent).

Covers understanding of basic concepts and methods, and the format allows for rapid feedback as subject unfolds.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report (2,500-words).

High quality reflective paper on the insights offered by systems thinking.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Brief Report (1500 words).

Report explaining some of the ideas covered early in the subject.

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAli Lakhani

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Six 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
Scheduled online tutorial

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three multiple choice quizzes (1000 words equivalent).

Covers understanding of basic concepts and methods, and the format allows for rapid feedback as subject unfolds.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report (2,500-words).

High quality reflective paper on the insights offered by systems thinking.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Brief Report (1500 words).

Report explaining some of the ideas covered early in the subject.

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 4, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAli Lakhani

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 30 - 35
Six 2.00 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 35
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three multiple choice quizzes (1000 words equivalent).

Covers understanding of basic concepts and methods, and the format allows for rapid feedback as subject unfolds.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report (2,500-words).

High quality reflective paper on the insights offered by systems thinking.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Brief Report (1500 words).

Report explaining some of the ideas covered early in the subject.

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAli Lakhani

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 35
Six 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.
Scheduled online tutorial

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 35
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three multiple choice quizzes (1000 words equivalent).

Covers understanding of basic concepts and methods, and the format allows for rapid feedback as subject unfolds.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report (2,500-words).

High quality reflective paper on the insights offered by systems thinking.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Brief Report (1500 words).

Report explaining some of the ideas covered early in the subject.

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAli Lakhani

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 35
Six 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.
Scheduled online tutorial

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 35
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three multiple choice quizzes (1000 words equivalent).

Covers understanding of basic concepts and methods, and the format allows for rapid feedback as subject unfolds.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written report (2,500-words).

High quality reflective paper on the insights offered by systems thinking.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Brief Report (1500 words).

Report explaining some of the ideas covered early in the subject.

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1