HML405 Communication Practices for Health Managers and Leaders (4)

The subject assists students in understanding the importance of high quality verbal and written communication in relation to health management and leadership. This understanding is then applied to specific contexts including the conduct of meetings, presentation of health data and in decision-making. The aim is to assist students in becoming impactful communicators in key areas of health management and leadership practice.


Micro Session 4 (54)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HML405. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to communicate verbally and in writing in a way that is authentic, impactful and appropriate for health managers and leaders;
  • be able to evaluate the effectiveness of workplace meetings with an emphasis on purpose, organisation and decision-making; and
  • be able to verbally and visually communicate health data and information in a way that is factual and credible.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Verbal and written communication skills contextualised to health management and leadership;
  • Effective meetings;
  • Group facilitation and problem-solving;
  • Presentation skills; and
  • Communication with the media.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HML405 in 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Elevator pitch
Internal memorandum
Feedback on week 5 zoom meeting
Alternative communication artefact

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.