NURSING 7011HO - Leadership & Management in Nursing
Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7011HO Course Leadership & Management in Nursing Coordinating Unit School of Nursing Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Teaching Hospitals Units 3 Contact Flexible delivery mode Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to MNSc students only Course Description This course will explore contemporary issues in relation to health management in clinical nursing practice. Topics will include: health service organisation, strategic planning, financial planning, human resource management and clinical leadership.
Course Coordinator: Dr Lynette CusackCourse Coordinator: Dr Lynette Cusack
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 discuss the broader health care system 2 discuss how policy is developed and the impact of policies on the workplace 3 identify professional issues relating to the clinical leaders role 4 identify key structural factors shaping decision making and problem solving for a clinical leader 5 summarise nursing leadership theories and the application of these theories in leadership practice 6 describe the importance of quality management and how it relates to the clinical leader.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-6 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-6 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3-4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2-6 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 6 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3-4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-6 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-6
The prescribed texts are integral to the course:
Willis, Reynolds & Keleher 2012, Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 2nd edn, Elsevier, Australia.
Sorensen & Ledema 2008, Managing clinical processes in health services, Elsevier, Australia.
The readings for this course are available electronically via MyUni.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesEach week students will have theoretical and practical work to complete. Readings will be accompanied by explanatory text and exercises to test and rehearse the information contained in the course materials. They are designed to help you through difficult concepts or to draw your attention to the most important points.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.It is expected that you will need to invest about 12 hours per week of study to successfully complete this course. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester.
Learning Activities SummaryThis course is designed to assist you develop the theoretical base for leadership and management skills necessary for a clinician with management functions.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed Quiz Formative 0% 1 Essay Formative 30% 1-3 Essay Summative 70% 1-6
Assessment DetailAssessment 1
This is a quiz related to some basic concepts of the health care system and policy development.
Identify and discuss an organisational policy relevant to your practice area
Provide an example on how nurses have contributed to policy development at a national, state and local organisational level.
Provide examples on how you as a nurse leader/emerging nurse leader contribute to/could contribute to enabling a supportive work environment by undertaking a number of workplace or staff initiatives.
SubmissionAssessments, unless otherwise stated in your Study guide, are to be submitted electronically via Assignments in MyUni on the due date identified in this Study guide. Instructions for assignment submission are available for all students under Tutorials at www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/.
An assessment submitted via MyUni must be submitted as a .doc, .docx or .rtf file. If submitting a PowerPoint presentation for marking, the .ppt or .pptx must be submitted as .pdf file. It is also important to submit your file under your name, such as surname.firstname. MyUni stamps all the other details against your filename once you submit your assessment.
An Assignment Coversheet must be submitted with each assessment. The coversheet should be the first page of your assessment. A word version of the Assignment Coversheet is available to download at www.health.adelaide.edu.au/nursing/students/resources. The Plagiarism Statement must be signed and dated for your assessment to be marked (please note the details stated on the Assignment Coversheet). More information on avoiding Plagiarism is available at www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/plagiarism/
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.Plagiarism
Students are reminded that plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty constitute a serious offence and can result in disciplinary procedures. Students are advised to read the policy Academic Honesty and Assessment Obligations for Coursework Students Policy & Coursework Students: Academic Dishonesty Procedures policy, available at www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/230/. The following definitions should be noted.
Referencing: providing a full bibliographic reference to the source of the citation (in a style as determined by the School).
Quotation: placing an excerpt from an original source into a paper using either quotation marks or indentation, with the source cited, using an approved referencing system in order to give credit to the original author.
Paraphrasing: repeating a section of text using different words which retain the original meaning.
Please note: changing just a few words does not constitute paraphrasing.
Marking Guide – Essay
Structure and Writing Style 25% Structure (15%)
• Introduces/outlines/situates the topic of the essay.
• Clearly describes the way in which the essay will proceed.
• The essay is structured in a logical sequence so that the content flows (headings may be used to develop the structure of the paper).
• The essays end with a cogent, defendable conclusion that summarises the discussion within the body of the paper.
Writing Style (10%)
• The essay is written with clear sentence structure, clarity of argument and precision of expression and the spelling and grammar are correct.
Content and Critical Analysis 60% Content (30%)
• The essay question has been answered or the topic/issue has been discussed.
• The essay content has clear links to contemporary nursing practice.
• The student’s paper demonstrates a depth of understanding of the topic and significant issues.
Critical Analysis (30%)
• The essay demonstrates a high degree of critical thought and insight by:
o providing a justification/rationale for the argument/discussion
o demonstrating they have reflected on the complex issues surrounding the topic/question
o discussing the topic from differing perspectives, thereby providing a balanced argument/discussion.
Referencing 15% • The referencing style used throughout the summary paper is congruent with the School’s Student handbook and style guide.
• The reference list is accurate (i.e. no missing page numbers, volumes, correct title etc), complete (i.e. no references in the body of the paper are missing from the reference list) and consistent with the School’s Student handbook and style guide.
• The references cited are contemporary (i.e. less than 10 years old unless seminal papers).
• Primary references are used predominantly (i.e. the original reference has been cited rather than a secondary source).
• There is evidence in the summary paper that the student has searched widely for information related to the topic/issue.
• The student has acknowledged all sources of information.
• Direct quotations are only used to make crucial points or to support the discussion/argument.
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