Master of Clinical Leadership

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Clinical Leadership
Campus

Cloud (online) with three compulsory residential units

Cloud (online)Yes
Length

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.

Next available intake

November (Trimester 3), March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,490* - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code H702

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.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees. Domestic students may also be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

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

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 (from Business and Public Health) 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.

Course structure

Core units

HME701Clinical Leadership 1: System and Strategy

HME702Clinical Leadership 2: The Organisation

HME703Clinical Leadership 3: Clinicians Consumers and Their System

HSH702Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

HSH717Health Economics 1

MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

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

MMH707Managing Transitions and Change

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPK732Marketing Management

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM721Organisational Behaviour

MPM722Human Resource Management

MPM738Audacious Leadership (previously coded MPM702)

MPR707Change Management (Residential)

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants must be clinicians who hold Bachelor level qualifications from an Australian university or Higher Education Institution recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework or at a recognised international university listed in the NOOSR guide in either one of the clinical professions (e.g. those registered under the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency – AHPRA) and allied health professionals.  
Applicants will have at least 5 years of clinical experience in their profession.
Applicants not fulfilling these core criteria will be considered on an individual basis.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

 

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