This is a four credit point unit run over a 13 week session. Content is delivered predominantly in half and full day workshops and seminars. Online content is used to enhance and support learning and teaching activities. Further information is available via the PHTY818 online Learning Management System (LMS) iLearn http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
This unit builds on your learning in the previous four semesters and assumes you have knowledge and skills in all key areas of physiotherapy
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit will have a two hour introductory lecture in Week 1, and three interactive seminar/workshop events on each of the core themes of leadership, policy and advocacy. In addition, part of this unit is delivered in three full day Physiotherapy Showcases. The Physiotherapy Showcases highlight excellence in physiotherapy education, practice and research and are integrated with PHTY 817 Advanced Physiotherapy Practice and PHTY 819 Advanced Research Training. There are debate preparation tutorials in the week preceding each Showcase for those students debating that week. Workshops and seminars will feature outstanding leaders in health and will provide insight into current approaches to enhance health outcomes, readdress inequalities in healthcare and promote preventative health.
All lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances, however in most cases all students will be present for each of the planned activities. Not all content will be recorded for this unit, due to the interactive nature of the activities and personal insights being delivered by leaders in the healthcare field. Therefore, attendance is expected at all learning and teaching activities. Failure to attend may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the unit convenor by email to inform them if they are going to be absent. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/.
There is no prescribed textbook, however the following book is recommended. Copies will be held in library reserve.
Fuda, P. (2013). Leadership Transformed: How Ordinary Managers become Extraordinary Leaders London: Profile Books LTD
Readings for each learning and teaching activity will be listed in the tutorial worksheets available on ilearn. For readings that are journal articles available electronically thorough the library it is your responsibility to find and download these. For readings that are chapters from a textbook and meet copyright restrictions they will be available on e-reserve as a PDF.
Technology and equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including iPads, internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.