HML404 Health Services and their Internal Influences (4)

The internal influences on health services are examined from the perspectives of adaptive systems, organisational culture, and notions of 'diversity' and 'inclusivity'. Against this background, the discourses and social relations associated with health management and leadership practice are explored. Thus, students develop a deep understanding of the context in which they practise and so become influential in that context.


Micro Session 2 (32)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HML404. 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 Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Health Management and Leadership, Graduate Diploma in Health Management and Leadership, Master of Health Management and Leadership or with CD approval

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse the notion of 'complex adaptive systems' with reference to health services and their management;
  • be able to discuss the notions of 'discourse' and 'social relations' in relation to the practice of health management and leadership; and
  • be able to discuss the effects of organisational culture on health services, with specific reference to the health manager's role in embracing diversity and influencing inclusivity.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Complex adaptive systems;
  • Discourse and social relations of health management and leadership ;
  • Health service structure, mission, vision, objectives, values and priorities;
  • Organisational culture and development;
  • Diversity and inclusivity in health care; and
  • Influence as a leadership practice.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.