HML503 Governance, Law And Ethical Leadership In Health Care Management (8)

Students consider key legislation, accountabilities, responsibilities and policy related to health management and leadership. They also explore contract management and conflict of interest. Underpinning this are the concepts of praxis and ethical leadership, which offer students a mechanism for framing and enacting legal and ethical responsibilities in their practice.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HML503. 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 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 discuss the concepts 'praxis' and 'ethical leadership' in relation to heath management and leadership;
  • be able to apply key legislation, including workers compensation and industrial awards, to health management and leadership;
  • be able to evaluate grievances and complaints policies;
  • be able to discuss accountabilities and delegations related to health service governance structures, fiduciary responsibilities, and identify mechanisms for communicating these;
  • be able to identify procedures designed to protect private information;
  • be able to review work processes from tendering to the development and review of external contracts; and
  • be able to describe potential conflict of interest situations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Praxis as a guiding principle in health management and leadership;
  • Ethical leadership;
  • Responsibilities, accountabilities and delegations;
  • The 'buck stops here' attitude;
  • Reflection on personal accountabilities and delegations;
  • Workers compensation;
  • Industrial awards;
  • Grievances and complaints policies;
  • Privacy;
  • Contract management; and
  • Conflict of interest management.

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.