|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Excellent scientific leadership is not only required in academic research groups, but also in technological industries and many areas of government. This subject will examine the nature and styles and consequences of leadership and decision making in academia, industry and government.
Students will examine, through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops, the roles of leadership in: motivation, ethics, risk and the development of a productive organisational culture drawing upon case studies, personal accounts from scientific leaders and their own personal experiences.
In addition, students will learn strategies to deal with staff and clients, build teams, make decisions, think strategically, develop self awareness, identify and manage conflict of interest, identify opportunity and value diversity.
Intended learning outcomes
The objectives are to develop an understanding of the:
- importance and consequences of excellent leadership
- responsibilities and ethical context of leadership
- consequence of various styles of leadership
- role of leaders
- how to identify risks, uncertainty and opportunity
- understand individual motivation and group behaviour.
Students will develop:
- initiate understanding and skills for the implementation of constructive change
- excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills
- develop a personal awareness of strengths and limitations
- value differences in personalities and cultures
- willingly accept social and professional responsibilities
- have a broad understanding and high regard for ethical conduct, colleagues and employees
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
A 2,000 word individual assignment, mid semester: 50%
A 4,000 word group assignment, end of semester: 50%
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Michelle Mcnamara Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Two 1-hour lectures per week and one 3-hour workshop per week over eight weeks. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
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- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.