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Clinical Leadership MSc

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Full time 1 year Most Wednesdays January 2019
October 2019
Part time 2–3 years Alternate Wednesdays January 2019
October 2019

The modules within this course can also be taken on an individual basis (postgraduate short course).

Choose Kingston's Clinical Leadership MSc

This innovative course, designed for professional healthcare workers who are keen to learn more about leadership and management techniques, links theory to practice by combining academic teaching with interactive learning. It covers theories of leadership and managing change, and enables you to carry projects that are relevant to your workplace. Many of our students have been promoted as a direct result of studying this course. The part time route is ideal for people who are working full time.

What will you study?

The course consists of taught modules, a work-based learning project and enables you to explore a topic of interest in depth, with the aim to publish. You will learn how to lead and manage healthcare practice and implement research advances to enrich evidence-based practice. The course will help you to develop the ability to implement workplace learning in clinical settings, and competently research healthcare issues within your workplace. You will also gain the skills to prepare you for management of change and to apply your learning to projects within the workplace.

Assessment

Assessment methods include module-related assignments, essays, presentations and a 'capstone' research project.

Course structure

The course offers a wide range of option modules so you can tailor it to your own professional requirements. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Postgraduate Certificate: two modules (each of 30 level 7 credits)

Postgraduate Diploma: four modules (each of 30 level 7 credits)

MSc: four modules (each of 30 level 7 credits) plus a capstone project of 60 credits

At postgraduate certificate and diploma level, you may select modules from the list below. To achieve the MSc you must undertake a capstone research project and produce an article suitable for publication.

Modules

  • Examine the theoretical, social, political and economic factors influencing the management, planning, delivery and evaluation of health and care in the UK. International perspectives and models of health and care will be included. Students will be exposed to the most recent health policies and initiatives which influence quality service provision reflecting the key principles of the UK health and care systems.

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  • Take a client-centred and service-based approach to improvements in the patient/client experience. A number of leadership theories/approaches are explored and evaluated. A blend of learning approaches is employed to promote and enhance your learning experience.

    You will be encouraged to network with key influencers and opinion leaders within the organisation to help them gain practical insights into leadership and change.

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  • A number of teaching and learning theories will be explored and evaluated. You are required to identify work-based learning objectives which provide the opportunity for personal, professional and organisational development.

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  • Foster an in-depth understanding of the processes, stages and management of research. This module enables you to demonstrate critical appraisal and develop research skills applicable to both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

    This module introduces the theories of research and provides flexible opportunities for you to apply your newly developed knowledge. It allows you to practically follow the early stages of research by formulating a research proposal; and the late stages of research by analysing, interpreting, presenting and discussing a data set provided by the module leader(s). Emphasis will be placed on ethical principles, which students will discuss and apply in their research proposal and data analysis.

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  • This module is required for students undertaking studies at master's level and is normally taken after achieving postgraduate diploma level. The module will provide you with the experience of utilising principles of research and academic writing and thus demonstrate the intellectual skills learnt on the course. You are expected to review critically research and to evaluate the evidence underpinning your own practice. The module will provide you with the opportunity to implement the knowledge and skills developed during the previous modules by conducting research focused on a topic of your choice related to your area of practice with the support of a research supervisor. The module will enhance your presentation and publication skills as the assessment will include writing an abstract, presenting a poster and writing an article suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

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You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

Regulations governing this course are available here

Details of term dates for this course can be found here

For further information:

Student Services and Programmes Office: PPD programmes (KH)
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5498
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For further information:

Student Services and Programmes Office: PPD programmes (KH)
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5498
Email us

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This course is taught at Kingston Hill

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