Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Skills for Health Professionals

DET80006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 52 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

18 Jul 22 - 30 Nov 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
31 Jul 22

19 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Sep 22


Admission to MA-DIET Master of Dietetics

Aims and objectives

This unit will provide students with leadership and business skills critical for health professionals, particularly for those looking to move into business or private practice. It will also explore entrepreneurship in the health space and support students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset that incorporates creativity, innovation, diagnostic and critical abilities needed for work readiness in a changing world.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Evaluate the qualities of a good leader, and how to manage people and teams.
2. Examine the legal and professional requirements for setting up a private practice/business in their profession and
develop a business case and marketing plan.
3. Explain the scope of practise, duty of care, relevant policies/guidelines and accreditation/registration requirements of their profession.
4. Critically appraise various forms of entrepreneurship and its application in Australian and Global contexts.
5. Explore characteristics, mindset and skills of entrepreneurs while demonstrating ethical conduct, and self-reflect
on how this can be applied in their own situation.

Courses with unit

Master of Dietetics