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LocationOnline
Duration2 years part-time up to 6 years maximum.2 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryOnline
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 7.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.5 Find out more about IELTS.
Program Code12263

Study Leadership and Management in Clinical Medicine

Contemporary health leaders are required to be effective advocates and change agents in promoting quality and safety in healthcare. Evidence-based quality patient centred care can be achieved through fostering innovation in clinical leaders from all disciplines and promoting 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, teamwork and environmental sustainability with principles of 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 with input from 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.

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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.

Key areas of study include:

  • Foundations of Clinical Leadership and Management
  • Application of Leadership and Management Skills
  • Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Global Health Systems and Policy

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

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

How to apply

Applying for Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

  • Health professional registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA), national board, or another recognised accrediting body, from the following discipline areas:
    • Medicine
    • Nursing
    • Midwifery
    • Oral Health
    • Pharmacy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Podiatry
    • Optometry
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Diagnostic Radiography
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Speech Pathology
    • Social Work
    • Paramedicine
  • Completed a minimum of a three year degree with at least one year's experience in a clinical setting

International health professional graduates in Australia are encouraged to apply. Health professional graduates working overseas are also encouraged to apply and their application will be reviewed by the Program Convenor on a case by case basis. International applicants will need to demonstrate current registration with their equivalent health professional registration authority.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.0 with no subtest result below 6.5.

You can look at Uni prep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

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Ok, great, let's go!

Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: All applicants must provide evidence of at least two years full time employment in a clinical setting after completion of their medical degree. All applicants must provide a detailed CV and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming the period of employment.

All applicants must provide a copy practicing certificate with an authorised registration authority.

Apply to study in Australia

Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: All applicants must provide evidence of at least two years full time employment in a clinical setting after completion of their medical degree. All applicants must provide a detailed CV and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming the period of employment.

All applicants must provide a copy practicing certificate with an authorised registration authority.

Apply to study online

This program is open to online international students. Applications to study online are now open.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.