The growing international recognition and popularity of the general hospital doctor known as a ‘hospitalist’ has prompted the University of Newcastle to introduce the Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management).
The University and the NSW Ministry of Health have collaborated to develop this new program aimed at improving the quality of care in hosptials, as the number of patients with multiple co-morbidities are on the rise.
Providing you with an up-to-date education in clinical medicine, leadership and management, you will be prepared with the skills and knowledge to take on senior hospitalist positions in Health facilities.
Comprised of eight core courses undertaken part-time over two years, the Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) is delivered within an experiential framework. The course is led and co-ordianted by a range of health service clinical leaders and the University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Health and Medicine academics.
Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can successfully achieve your Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) at a time that suits you.
Are you interested in becoming a clinical leader within the hospital medical workforce working to improve the quality of patient care? The University of Newcastle, in collaboration with the NSW Ministry of Health, has developed the Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) in response to growing international recognition of the generalist role.
If you are a senior clinician looking to extend your responsibilities into clinical leadership and management; a clinician in the early stages of your career looking to develop and manage patients across the health system; or you are a doctor interested in providing and improving clinical care in hospitals, this masters program could be for you.
To be eligible to study the Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management), you will need to:
be currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
have worked for a minimum of three years full-time in a clinical setting following the completion of your medical degree
have English language skills at the appropriate level - see the ‘Details’ tab.
To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.
The University of Newcastle has developed the program, in collaboration with the NSW Ministry of Health, to provide continuing education for doctors working in hospitals and to open new career pathways as a senior generalist.
Studying eight prescribed courses over two years part-time, the program prepares doctors within the hospital medical workforce to be clinical leaders with a ‘generalist’ perspective. You will learn the appropriate knowledge, professional skills and attitudes to be an effective communicator and provide appropriate hospital-wide interprofessional clinical leadership.
Throughout the program you will learn to evaluate, assess and develop clinical competence, learn the economics and governance of the health care system and develop superior management and leadership skills to manage interprofessional teams and system redesign. You will learn audit, safety and quality improvement tools for clinical practice; and techniques required to enhance the safety and quality of health care services.
The Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) will help to deepen your understanding of complex clinical care, extend your professional networks and teach you to embrace personal reflection and ongoing learning.
Working with real life scenarios, applying your learned clinical leadership and management skills, you will be prepared to appropriately and effectively manage challenging situations in a team and as a leader whilst maintaining appropriate care for the patient.
To find out more about where the Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.
The Master of Clinical Education (Leadership and Management) at the University of Newcastle is an experience based program designed to develop doctors in hospitals to be clinical leaders with a broad perspective on patient care and hospital management.
The advanced clinical leadership and management skills you will learn through this carefully designed program will provide you with the expertise required for senior generalist positions. The role of a generalist requires you to be an effective communicator and clinical care coordinator across independent clinical disciplines, filling the gaps that exist in current hospital processes.
You may also transfer these skills to a range of other roles including:
department or unit director;
director of prevocational training;
quality improvement and system redesign;
director of research; and
For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) read the ‘Details’ tab.
Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) Domestic Student
Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.
Number of Courses:
Average Course Cost (Domestic):
Note: The course cost is averaged over a standard program. Refer to the Domestic Fee Schedule for details on fees for specific courses. Course fees are subject to annual increase.
Average Program Cost (Domestic):
Note: Average cost is for a standard program. Total cost will depend on specific courses completed within your program of study. Refer to the Domestic Fee Schedule for details on fees for specific courses. Course fees are subject to annual increase.
Application Closing Date:
Monday, 14th July 2014
Next Start Date:
Monday, 28th July 2014
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