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Master of Clinical Leadership

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Award granted Master of Clinical Leadership
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent. Some units will run in block mode – please refer to individual unit handbook entries for further details.

Deakin course codeH702

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Clinical Leadership will provide students who have existing qualifications in one of the major clinical professions with the knowledge and skills required to undertake leadership roles within the Australian health care industry. Graduates will have an understanding of a body of knowledge relating to recent developments in the area of clinical leadership as well as knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of clinical leadership.

Career opportunities

The Master of Clinical Leadership will equip graduates with the leadership skills and management knowledge required of senior clinical managers in health care organisations.

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Fees and charges

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Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Master of Clinical Leadership comprises 12 units consisting of three core clinical leadership units, five core units from existing Deakin masters programs including one core selective unit, and four elective units of the student's choice (subject to approval by the course director). Students will be able to undertake research programs during these elective units.

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Course structure

Core units

HME701 Clinical Leadership 1: System and Strategy  

HME702 Clinical Leadership 2: The Organisation  

HME703 Clinical Leadership 3: Clinicians Consumers and Their System  

HSH702 Contemporary Health Issues and Policies  

HSH717 Health Economics 1  

MPA751 Financial Reporting and Analysis  

MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  


Core selective units - students must enrol in one of the following list:

MMH707 Managing Transitions and Change  

MPA711 Corporate Governance and Ethics  

MPK732 Marketing Management  

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPM721 Organisational Behaviour  

MPM722 Human Resource Management  

MPM738 Audacious Leadership  (previously coded MPM702)

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  


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