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Duration2 years part-time up to 6 years maximum.2 years full-time.
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Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
Program Code12263

Program handbook


The Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) program will be delivered within an experiential framework and involve a range of health service personnel as well as University teaching staff. Course material is provided via the University's online learning system (Blackboard) which facilitates communication between candidates and teaching staff via email, discussion forums, wikis and blogs and provides access to announcements, course outlines, course content, assessment items and web 2.0 resources.

The online delivery mode ensures the programs' suitability to clinicians working across Australia in the healthcare system. 

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrate ability to critically evaluate and reflect upon leadership and management structure in health delivery at National, State, Regional and Local levels and the implications for patient care.
  • Employ advanced knowledge and ability to apply a range of evidence-based clinical leadership theories to the management of complex health systems.
  • Exhibit ability to identify and critically evaluate the role of a leader in a clinical team context and an ability to function both autonomously and collaboratively as an essential member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Construct a sound understanding of research methodology and its application to research questions in clinical health leadership and management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to creatively develop effective and efficient approaches to health service delivery.
  • Apply advanced understanding and ability to facilitate and evaluate clinical practice audits and safety reviews.
  • Illustrate the ability to critically evaluate and develop clinical competence.


Information correct as at17 Sep 2021 3:44 am
Program code12263
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Online
  • Australian students - 2 years part-time.
Term typeSemesters
Relevant University rules and policies

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Admission information

Admission requirements

  • 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
  • English language skills to the appropriate level

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.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

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 are required to provide either:

  1. evidence of English language skills at IELTS academic level 7 or the equivalent, and achieve the required minimum score in each component of the IELTS academic module, OET or approved (AHPRA) alternatives; OR
  2. a statement from their employing hospital confirming that the applicant has at least two years documented professional work experience, carried out in the medium of English and undertaken within two years of the submission of application for entry to the M Clin Med (L&M) program.

Note: Applications from applicants seeking admission on the basis of 2. above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

2 years part-time up to 6 years maximum.

Program requirements

The program requires the completion of 80 units of study undertaken online in part time mode. All students must complete 50 units of core courses, and 30 units from a directed course list.

Residential Workshops - candidates are invited to participate in a weekend residential workshop associated with the core course CLAM6008 Application of Leadership and Management Skills.

Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

Transition arrangements

From 2021 onwards this program will no longer have specialisations. Students enrolled pre 2021 will be able to complete their specialisation, some may be required to work with the Program Convenor to develop a case-by-case plan.

From 2021 CLAM6002, Australian Health Service Organisation, Infrastructure and Management will be replaced by PUBH6305, Global Health Systems and Policy. Students who have not completed CLAM6002 prior to 2021 will need to complete PUBH6305.

To ensure you enrol correctly, please refer to the program plan for the year you commenced your degree.

Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

All students must complete the following 50 units of core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CLAM6001Evaluating, Assessing and Developing Clinical CompetenceNot currently offered10 units
CLAM6006Foundations of Clinical Leadership and Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
CLAM6008Application of Leadership and Management Skills
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CLAM6007Anatomy of a Sustainable Health Service
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6660Public Health Implications of an Ageing PopulationNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6009Cross-Cultural Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6015Services and Relationship Marketing Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6042Employment Relations
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6190Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6380Health Economics and Finance
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HPRO6715Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
OHSE6050Contemporary Work Health and Safety
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6300Introduction to Public Health
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6302Social and Ecosystem Health
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

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