Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject aims to assist participants to develop an advanced understanding of the research, extant literature and the practice of selected aspects of leadership, management and organisational processes to enhance organisational performance in health care and social welfare organisations. The subject assists students to establish a strong conceptual basis for doctoral level research. Participants will select one or more aspects of leadership, management or organisational processes which they desire to investigate in depth.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is a core subject in the Level 6 Professional Doctorates and so will be offered with at least one student enrolled.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStudents will access recent academic journals and other references provided in classPrescribed..

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate and synthesise the body of knowledge encompassing current practice and relevant research literature related to the leadership, management and organisational processes in health and welfare settings that you plan to research.

Identify relevant literature. Critical literature review.

02. Critically appraise the research principles and methods applicable to your field of research.

Summarise research methods used in your field. Critical evaluation of the principles, design and research methods.

03. Critically reflect upon your own professional experience and practice as a leader or manager and incorporate this understanding into your research and practice.

Structured reflection exercises. Sharing learning and plans in seminars.

04. Expertly communicate your synthesis of the relevant body of knowledge and the contribution of your research to extend this body of knowledge.

Lead a one hour seminar. Video presentation of chosen research topic.

05. Critically reflect on your competence as a researcher and independently plan for your continued development.

Structured reflection exercise. Plan and access additional HDR support.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.0 hours lecture/workshop every four weeks on saturday during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute verbal video presentation (equivalent to 2,000 words)20 03, 04
Critical evaluation of one paper for each seminar. (equivalent to 4,000 words)20 01, 02
Written evidence-based practice manual (3,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Lead one one-hour seminar (equivalent to 2,000 words)20 01, 02, 04