Master of Clinical Leadership

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
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

March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
November (Trimester 3)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$24,000 - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

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

LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Deakin course code H702

Course sub-headings

Course overview

If you have a primary qualification in one of the registered clinical professions (or in Social Work, Paramedicine or Physician Assistant), get the knowledge and skills to undertake a leadership role within the Australian health care industry.

Learning how to become a better leader is not part of the journey for many clinicians. Deakin's Master of Clinical Leadership provides you with the management and leadership knowledge and skills to pursue roles that can affect change in health care.

This course is largely delivered through online learning, allowing you to undertake off-campus study, often at a time and a place that suits you. As an off campus student, your studies are supported by a range of interactive teaching methods.

You will also have an opportunity to undertake research specific to clinical leadership.

As part of the course, you will undertake clinical leadership units offered as intensive residential study programs. These programs bring you together with industry experts and other students to encourage intense learning in an environment where ideas and concepts can be exchanged in ways which promote deep understanding.

Fees and charges

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative course fee shown in the table above is 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 full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline 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 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

Full-fee paying place

A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Fee information for all domestic students

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Study load

Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. The annual fee displayed for this course is based on eight credit points.

Fee payment assistance

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

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

To complete the Master of Clinical Leadership students must attain 12 credit points. Each unit is equal to 1 credit point.

In order to gain 12 credit points you will need to study 12 units consisting of:

  • 3 core clinical leadership units (these are compulsory)
  • 5 core units from existing Deakin masters programs (from Business and Public Health) including one core selective unit, and
  • 4 elective units (you can choose which ones to study, 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 unit for alternative exits H502 and H602

^ Selective unit for alternative exits H502 and H602

Core selective units

H702 students must enrol in one of the following list:

MMH707Organisational Development and Change ^

MPK732Marketing Management ^

MPM701Business Process Management ^

MPM721People Management ^

MPM722Human Resource Management ^

MPR707Leading Change (Residential) ^

^ Selective unit for alternative exits H502 and H602


Alternative exits

There are two alternative exit points available from H702 Master of Clinical Leadership:

  • H502 Graduate Certificate of Clinical Leadership consisting of 4 credit points,
  • H602 Graduate Diploma of Clinical Leadership consisting of 8 credit points.

Students for both courses must complete HME701, HME702, HME703. The remaining units must be selected from the core and core selective units of H702.

Additional costs associated with the course

There are additional fees associated with the residential units. For more information on fees please refer to: http://www.deakin.edu.au/medicine/study-options/master-of-clinical-leadership.

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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

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

Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Workload

As a student in a Cloud (online) course in the Faculty of Health you will be expected to spend 11-13 hours every week studying, interacting via CloudDeakin and completing assessment tasks for each unit in your course. You will also be expected to attend 3 compulsory residential units at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - see individual unit descriptions for more information.