Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course uses blended learning strategies to survey key clinical developments, service delivery concerns, departmental interface issues, financial and potential future clinical and service developments across a range of clinical departments. The focus of this course will be on the more acute clinical service areas of the hospital.

Learning will be scaffolded by the use of mini modules, which will build upon the candidate's existing clinical knowledge and aims to ensure that candidates gain a deeper understanding of particular problems encountered by specialists dealing with the interfaces of patient care

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Developed a broader understanding of current clinical specialty concerns in each of 12 different clinical specialty areas

2. Carried out background reading of a sample of relevant guidelines, policies or research literature in each area

3. Viewed an interview with a prominent clinician in each of the 12 specialty areas

4. Discussed these areas individually and collaboratively online with their peers and in the work place with the aid of directed questions or discussion statements

5. Used a structured approach to the deeper analysis of two or more particular clinical specialty areas

6. Produced a report reviewing a clinical specialty area, including a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis, identifying current challenges, and consideration of areas/ideas/possibilities for future development

7. Maintained a personal journal of local meetings and learning activities

8. Reviewed and commented on broad topics and national and international perspectives on health systems and clinical leadership

9. Attended and actively participated in the Residential Weekend with fellow candidates


There are 12 mini modules per semester, each focusing on a different clinical departmental context. The structure of each will be similar and will include:

  • Background reading for candidates of a small number of relevant review articles, outlining recent developments and concerns in the specialty area
  • A defined list of relevant experiential learning activities to be undertaken by the candidate, either within their hospital setting or during the residential workshop
  • Face-to-face learning and group discussion supported by an expert clinician for each specialty area, facilitated by synchronous remote delivery and one residential workshop.

Teaching and Learning will involve use of online library sources, Blackboard online learning environment and teleconferencing software.There will be a two-day residential workshop for this course during the University examination period, allowing face-to-face contact with expert clinicians, structured group activities relevant to the content of selected mini modules with scaffolded simulation learning opportunities.

Assessment items

Participation: Workshop Participation

Written Assignment: Written Assignment Blogs /Reflective Journal

Report: Research project report

Contact hours

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Individual Supervision

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term