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This postgraduate course provides a pathway for health professionals seeking to develop and/or upgrade their clinical leadership and management knowledge skills. It also provides the opportunity for senior health leaders to develop best practice within clinical education and teaching contexts.
The course was planned in collaboration with, and support from the School of Health, University of New England, and key health service providers in the North Coast Area Health Service and the Hunter New England Area Health Service.
Candidates study up to 50 per cent of the award by enrolling at either the Southern Cross University or University of New England, for which cross-institutional credit will be provided.
Graduates will be equipped with management and leadership skills at senior levels within the health care system. Their career paths can range from advancement to senior management, health education, advanced clinical practice and clinical consultation. The focus of the course is the preparation of senior leaders and managers in health knowledge, skills and clinical teaching.
The degree can also be completed without a specialisation by combining units from each of the specialisations.
To qualify for the Master of Clinical Leadership (Advanced) a total of 195 credit points (usually 16 units) must be completed.
This course offers intermediate awards (exit points) at Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate levels.
Unit availabilities are published for each study period and vary from year to year. Please contact the School for further information.
For course rules and a full list of units, please refer to the Specific Award Rules below.
|Distance Education||Session 1
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
|Tweed Heads - SCU Lakeside
Caloola Drive, Tweed Heads
|Tweed Heads - SCU Riverside
Brett Street, Tweed Heads
|Course Duration||2 years full-time; 4 years part-time|
|Fees and Charges||• Domestic fees
• Additional fee information
|School||School of Health & Human Sciences|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||Domestic applicants: Ph: 1800 626 481
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
|Master (Advanced) — 16 units
Master — 12 units
Graduate Diploma — 8 units
Graduate Certificate — 4 units
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
This course is primarily delivered on-line using computer-assisted technologies with some units supported through campus-based teaching. Students have access to learning materials (print, online, CD-ROM, A/V) and MySCU discussion forums. Units have a dedicated website on the MySCU online environment, which is accessible upon enrolment. Academic staff are available by phone and email for student consultation. The research component of the course is undertaken under appropriate academic supervision and is tailored to meet the needs of individual students.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
A variety of assessment methods will be used, including in-class presentations when offered on-campus (individually and in groups), written assignments, reports and case-based scenarios, clinical skills testing and self-performance evaluation and examinations (multiple choice, short answer and essay style questions).
General campus resources are available including access to computer laboratories for individual study purposes. Students are expected to have computer and internet access.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Master of Clinical Leadership (Advanced) involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
At Southern Cross University, your previous study or work experience may help you cut time off your degree.
We recommend that you apply for advance standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine your study plan.
For more details and how to apply please visit the Advanced Standing website.
University of New England
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Admission to Candidature