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PHTY8207 or PHTY815
This unit will further enhance your leadership skills by exploring aspects of business and advocacy with a focus on delivering innovative, high quality health care and addressing healthcare inequities. You will examine different business structures and discuss the impact of legal, regulatory and funding issues on healthcare delivery. You will also explore how current political, social and professional issues may give rise to inequities in healthcare systems and develop strategies to advocate potential changes. You will have the opportunity to present innovative and creative business solutions to healthcare problems.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Information concerning Macquarie University's assessment policy is available at http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html. Grade descriptors and other information concerning grading requirements are contained in Schedule 1 of the Macquarie University Assessment Policy.
To pass this unit, you must demonstrate sufficient evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes. Further details for each assessment task will be available on iLearn, including marking rubrics.
All final grades in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are determined by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Assessment Committee, and are approved by the Faculty Board. They are not the sole responsibility of the Unit Convenor. Students will be awarded an Assessment Grade plus a Standardised Numerical Grade (SNG). The SNG is not necessarily a summation of the individual assessment components. The final grade and SNG that are awarded reflect the corresponding grade descriptor in Schedule 1 of the Assessment Policy.
You will be awarded one of these grades plus a Standardised Numerical Grade (SNG). The SNG is not necessarily a summation of the individual assessment components. The final grade and SNG that are awarded reflect the corresponding grade descriptor in Schedule 1 of the Assessment Policy. If there is a lack of sufficient evidence demonstrating that a student has met the required level of achievement in all learning outcomes they will be awarded a Fail grading with an assigned mark of 49 or less.
Extensions for Assessment Tasks
Applications for assessment task extensions must be submitted via www.ask.mq.edu.au. For further details please refer to the Special Considerations Policy available at https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration
Late Submission of Work
All assignments which are officially received after the due date, and where no extension has been granted by the unit convenor or course director, will incur a deduction of 10% for the first day, and 10% for each subsequent day including the actual day on which the work is received. Assessments received 5 days or more beyond the due date, without an approved extension, will be awarded a maximum of 50% of the overall assessment marks. Weekends and public holidays are included. For example:
|Advocacy video and plan||30%||No||Intake 2018: Wk 9; Intake 2019: end of non-clinical block|
|Leadership portfolio||30%||No||Intake 2018: Wk 14; Intake 2019: end block 9|
|Business Plan||40%||No||Intake 2018: Wk 15; Intake 2019: end block 6|
You will create a brief advocacy video aimed at enhancing the delivery of physiotherapy or other health related services, as well as a brief written plan outlining the aim of the video and the context in which this advocacy is situated.
You will outline areas you would like to focus on in order to expand your leadership skills and collect evidence within a blog of your leadership journey.
You will create a brief business plan for a physiotherapy or healthcare service. As part of the plan you will develop marketing, business management and financial strategies.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
This is a 10 credit point unit. For 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19 in Session 1, students in both the third year and second year of the Doctor of Physiotherapy will be undertaking this unit. Each cohort will have a different study pattern due to the nature of the other units being taken at the same time. Please see detailed information regarding the organisation of this unit for your specific cohort on the iLearn site for this unit that is specific to your intake.
This unit builds on your previous learning within the Doctor of Physiotherapy.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The unit is delivered entirely online, using a blended approach of both synchronous (live) workshops, tutorials and mentor sessions, and asynchronous learning activities, such as pre-recorded lectures, discussion forums and other multimedia activities. Further information and details, including a timetable of synchronous activities, is available on iLearn.
Attendance & participation
In the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our programs. As part of developing professionalism, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences students are expected to attend all live, interactive sessions including tutorials, workshops and mentor sessions. Specifically, not all content will be recorded for this unit, due to the interactive nature of the activities and personal insights being delivered by leaders and business owners. Therefore, attendance is expected at all learning and teaching activities.
All lectures, tutorials and workshops are scheduled in your individual timetable. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/. You may make a request to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances by contacting the unit convenor.
Failure to attend and/or complete any learning and teaching activities, including lectures and tutorials, 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
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.
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact email@example.com
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.
The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au
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For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/.
When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.
This is a new unit for 2020. There is content within this unit that has previously been covered within the 2019 units PHTY816 and PHTY818.