HML407 Leadership Practice and Influence in Health Services (4)

Leadership theories are critically analysed and contextualised to health services and their governance structures and processes. Students consider their current or future health leadership contexts and roles and in relation to these receive assistance in reflecting on their leadership performance, especially the effectiveness of their influencing skills. The aim is to support health leadership through reflection.


Micro Session 5 (74)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HML407. 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 critically analyse prominent leadership theories, contextualising them to health service governance structures and practices;
  • be able to reflect on the value of personality testing and peer feedback and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement; and
  • be able to apply influencing skills to a predetermined scenario.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Leadership theory;
  • Personality trait testing, feedback mechanisms and reflection as means for supporting health leadership; and
  • Influencing skills.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HML407 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 %
Scenario analysis
Change leadership essay

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.