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Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)

Become a clinical leader with a broad perspective on patient care and hospital management

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Details

Program Code 12263
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Online
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Description

The Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) is an 80 unit coursework Masters degree made up of eight 10-unit courses completed part-time over two years.

The 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.

Why study with us?

The M Clin Med has been developed in collaboration with the NSW Ministry of Health, specifically to provide a new career pathway for Hospitalists. 
The program will:

* develop doctors within the hospital medical workforce to be clinical leaders with a ‘generalist’ perspective across the hospital

* provide participants with the appropriate knowledge, professional skills, attitudes, and ability to be effective communicators and clinical care co-ordinators across independent clinical disciplines and the gaps that exist in hospital processes

* provide continuing education for doctors working in hospitals who wish to participate in a Masters-level university program to extend their knowledge or to gain the skills to conduct research-based system re-design

* train doctors who wish to develop skills for clinical leadership roles within hospitals. This may include a range of existing and developing positions, such as senior hospitalist positions within the NSW Ministry of Health facilities.

Career Opportunities

The program has been designed specifically for:

* Senior Clinicians in the medical workforce who are extending their responsibilities into clinical leadership and management within their workplace

* Clinicians in the early stages of their career who are recognised as having potential to develop and manage systems of patient care across the health system

* Doctors anticipating an ongoing personal role in providing and improving clinical care in hospitals.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

a) hold a degree which qualifies them to practice medicine in Australia; and

b)show evidence of current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to work as a medical practitioner in Australia; and

c) provide evidence that they have worked for a minimum of 3 years full-time in a clinical setting following the completion of their medical degree, that is, have 3 years postgraduate medical experience.

and provide EITHER

(i) 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

(ii) 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 ii) above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Selection Criteria

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Practical Experience

The program will be delivered within an experiential framework and involve a range of health service personnel as well as University teaching staff.

International Students

Current application is limited to domestic candidates.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program 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. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

Residential Workshops - candidates are required to participate in a weekend residential workshop associated with each of the following courses:

  • CLAM6002
  • CLAM6003
  • CLAM6005
  • CLAM6008

Requirements and Structure

The program requires the completion of 80 units of study undertaken online in part time mode. For details of online study and how to apply for this program, please contact GradSchool at http://www.gradschool.edu.au or via UAC: http://www.uac.edu.au

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
CLAM6001 Evaluating, Assessing and Developing Clinical Competence Not currently offered 10 units
CLAM6002 Australian Health Service Organisation, Infrastructure and Management Not currently offered 10 units
CLAM6003 Clinical Medicine and Service Provision A Not currently offered 10 units
CLAM6004 Clinical Practice Audit, Safety and Quality Improvement Not currently offered 10 units
CLAM6005 Clinical Medicine and Service Provision B Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
CLAM6006 Foundations of Clinical Leadership and Management Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
CLAM6007 Anatomy of the Hospital Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
CLAM6008 Application of Leadership and Management Skills Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units