Assessment task 1: Leadership in Action

Objective(s): This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):

C, D, E and F

This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):

2.0, 3.0 and 5.0

Weight: 40%

Due: 5.00pm Friday 3 April 2015

Length: 2500 words

Task: Option A

Students currently working in the Australian health system. This assignment is in three parts.

  1. Using the survey questions developed in the interactive session on the first day, students should

have a discussion with no more than five people about the three most important factors they

believe enhance effective leadership.

Note: The colleagues should be a mix of internal people with whom you work in your workplace,

and external people, either in other workplaces in your organisation, the area office or in

health-related fields in industry (eg the Department of Health, drug companies, health insurance

companies).

  1. Briefly analyse and report your findings (no more than 200 words) to describe how you went

about your discussion, and the three most frequently identified factors. (Ensure there is no

identification of any persons or health care services)

  1. Drawing on recent literature, discuss three leadership factors and, based on your research

findings from the set readings, other literature and lectures, synthesise your research findings

and indicate whether these findings agree or disagree with the views of those with whom you had

a discussion. Substantiate your position.

  1. From your analysis, identify an appropriate leadership style that incorporates the three leadership

factors that were identified

Option B

Students not currently working in the Australian health system. This assignment is in three parts:

  • Using the survey questions developed in the interactive section on the first day, students should have a discussion with no more than five people who are currently working in the Australian health services (students, colleagues or associates) about the three most important factors they believe enhance effective leadership
  • Briefly analyse and report your findings (no more than 200 words) to describe how you went

about your discussion, and the three most frequently identified factors. (Ensure there is no

identification of any persons or health care services)

  • Drawing on recent literature, discuss three leadership factors and, based on your research

findings from the set readings, other literature and lectures, synthesise your research findings

and indicate whether these findings agree or disagree with the views of those with whom you had

a discussion. Substantiate your position.

.

  • From your analysis, identify an appropriate leadership style that incorporates the three leadership

factors that were identified.

.

Note: Students are strongly advised to consult the Faculty Manual for guidance about assignment

structuring and writing for all assignments.

Topic development

Students will be given time to discuss and develop their survey instrument in the interactive session

on the first intensive day.

Criteria

Criteria                                                         Weight (%)                             SLOs                     CILOs

Establishing appropriate leadership             10                                          C.D                         2.0

factors from interviews held

Level of analysis of leadership styles to       10                                         C.D                           2.0

inform argument

 

 

Quality of analysis and synthesis                 10                                        E, F                           2.0

Clarity and expression of argument               10                                       E, F                           2.0

 

Strength of conclusions and use of               10                                      E, F                         2.0

research findings to refute interviewee

comments

 

Quality of analysis and synthesis to               25                                       D, F                         3.0

determine and influence accountability

 

Degree of critical reflection to maintain           25                                       D                               5.0

professional standards through effective

leadership

 

 

SLOs: subject learning objectives

CILOs: course intended learning outcomes