Master of Clinical Leadership

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Clinical Leadership
Campus
  • Cloud (online) with three compulsory residential units
Cloud CampusYes
Length

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, depending on your entry point

Next available intake

2016

November (Trimester 3)

2017

March (Trimester 1)

July (Trimester 2)

November (Trimester 3)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$24,960 for 1 yr full-time - 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
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

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

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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 Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Use expert skills to research, theorise and apply an advanced and integrated body of knowledge to professional practice, clinical leadership and contemporary challenges faced by the healthcare system. 

Communication

Use a range of communication techniques to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, strategies, policies, conclusions and professional decisions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Digital Literacy

Select and use digital technologies to effectively locate, use and disseminate credible information relevant to leadership in the healthcare setting.

Critical thinking

Synthesise and critically evaluate complex information, problems, ideas, concepts and theories as they relate to the clinical leadership role through the planning and execution of a substantial piece of research and/or scholarship in the field of clinical leadership.

Problem Solving

Apply expert knowledge, technical skills and theory to creatively solve diverse problems within the field of healthcare and clinical leadership.

Self-management

Critically reflect on own leadership development, displaying high level of responsibility, expert judgement and adaptability in professional practice.

Teamwork

Establish and foster collaborative relationships with a diverse range of individuals and groups and apply effective leadership strategies to effect change.

Global Citizenship

Demonstrate a high level of accountability and autonomy in clinical leadership practice, reflecting a global perspective on the impact of diverse social, cultural and environmental contexts on health, organisational and societal outcomes.

 

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 ^

MMH733Ethics for Managers ^

MPK732Marketing Management ^

MPM701Business Process Management ^

MPM721People Management ^

MPM722Human Resource Management ^

MPR707Leading Change (Residential) ^

MPT738Audacious Leadership ^

^ 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 and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016

Check our Trimester 3 webpage to see if this course is accepting applications for this study period and to Apply.

Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017

Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.

For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. 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.