The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery



2 years part-time up to 6 years maximum.

Program code: 12263

Study Leadership and Management in Clinical Medicine

Contemporary health leaders are required to manage increasingly complex clinical presentations cost effectively through high-quality evidenced based integrated and patient-centred models of care. Evidence-based quality patient centred care can only be achieved through developing clinical leaders from all disciplines with the ability to leverage their expertise in building and leading 21st century high performing inter-professional teams.

The Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) will provide you with an up-to-date education that blends clinical care, leadership and management. You will be prepared with the skills and knowledge to take on senior health leadership positions and inter-professional team leadership roles across a full range of health environments.

Why study with us?

  • Become a clinical leader and enhance your business performance – through working with real life scenarios and applying your learned clinical leadership and management skills, you will be prepared to effectively lead high-performing inter-professional clinical teams with the potential to positively impact patient-care outcomes and service efficiency.
  • Learn from some of the best in the field – this applied program of study is delivered by a range of practicing health service clinical leaders and academic experts including internationally renowned health leader, Professor Kichu Nair.
  • Study online at your own pace – our advanced online learning system will allow you to achieve your Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) at a time that suits you.
  • #1 in Australia for overall graduate satisfaction (Source QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019 – Postgraduate – Medicine Category)
  • Be recognised internationally - the University of Newcastle is ranked in the world’s top 150 for Medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).

Top 150 in the world ? for medicine

What you will study

The University of Newcastle Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) will enable you to learn to evaluate, assess and develop clinical competence. You will gain a deeper understanding of how the Australian health service is structured, financed and performs from a local, national and international perspective, and learn the economics and clinical governance of health care systems. You will also develop advanced skills necessary for leading effective high-performing inter-professional clinical teams.

You will have the opportunity to specialise in two areas:

  • Medicine (registered medical practitioners)
  • Health (registered health: practitioners from across a range of clinical disciplines)

The program is comprised of eight courses, five of which are core to both specialisations. Students in the Medicine Specialisation complete a further three compulsory courses and students in the Health Specialisation complete three directed courses from a list of clinical and leadership courses.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) is designed to develop contemporary leaders with the skills and knowledge to take on senior clinical leadership positions across a range of health environments.

Possible career paths may include:

  • Clinical team leader/manager
  • Department or unit director
  • Director of clinical governance
  • Director of quality improvement and system redesign
  • Head of discipline
  • Hospital or community service leader
  • Operational manager