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PHTY72-411: Healthcare: Leadership, Management and Advocacy


This subject is designed to further develop students’ skills in leadership, business management and advocacy in order to enhance health outcomes. Students will be provided with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to be strategic in their physiotherapy practice, successfully conduct and market a small business, effectively manage clinical and administrative staff and successfully advocate on behalf of individual clients, client groups and the physiotherapy profession. Students will be introduced to the importance of public health, undertake a needs analysis to inform a public health submission and develop a written business plan. Students will also project manage advocacy opportunities in small groups on behalf of an external community group. The subject will draw on the available evidence from the field of leadership, management, behavioural and geo-political sciences, as well as real life examples and reports.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $6,160
  • Commencing in 2023: $6,320

Learning outcomes

1. Evaluate and integrate core aspects of business management with specific focus on the setting up/purchase and operation of a private physiotherapy practice. 10. Plan, develop and execute an advocacy venture to promote the needs of a charitable organisation or a health profession body. 2. Develop and evaluate a strategic plan. 3. Identify and analyse aspects required for the successful marketing of a small business, including use of technology and strategies which comply with the regulatory and professional standards for physiotherapists. 4. Prepare, conduct, analyse and report on the essential components of a business plan, including financial plans. 5. Compare and contrast the concepts of organisational theory and their application to organisational structures. 6. Examine and evaluate the principles of employee management including communication, motivation, leadership and performance appraisal. 7. Identify public health structures and organisations and the importance of public health. 8. Prepare a public health submission for an identified need in the community in order to enhance health and well-being outcomes, promote access to or redress inequalities in healthcare. 9. Actively and effectively advocate on behalf of individual clients and client groups.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Pre-requisites: ?

Co-requisites: ?

There are no co-requisites.

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

And/or equivalent prior versions of subjects being taught out. PHTY91-409 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy PHTY92-415 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II PHTY92-416 Neurological Physiotherapy

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Anti-requisites: ?

  • PHTY92-419 Physiotherapy Leadership, Management and Advocacy

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start14/02/2022
Cancellation 1?20/02/2022
Cancellation 2?21/02/2022
Last enrolment18/02/2022
Withdraw – Financial?25/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?03/03/2022
Teaching census?24/02/2022