Leadership and Enterprise for Health Professionals

PHT70004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face at campus

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

2023 teaching periods


HT1  Term 1

27 Feb 23 - 16 Apr 23

16 May 23

Last self enrolment:
27 Feb 23

10 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Mar 23


Enrolment in:
GC-BUSHC Graduate Certificate in Business Healthcare
MA-PHYS Master of Physiotherapy

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with leadership, management and business skills critical for health professionals, particularly for those looking to move into business within health care. 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 practice, duty of care, relevant policies/guidelines and accreditation/registration requirements of their profession.
4. Critically appraise various forms of entrepreneurship and their application in Australian and Global contexts.
5. Explore characteristics, mindsets and skills of entrepreneurs while demonstrating ethical conduct, and self-reflect on how this can be applied in their own situation.