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Clinical Leadership MSc

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Full time 1 year Most Wednesdays January 2020
October 2020
Part time 2–3 years Alternate Wednesdays January 2020
October 2020

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 is designed for qualified healthcare professionals, who are keen to learn more about leadership strategies and management techniques. It consists of taught modules, a work-based learning project and enables you to explore a leadership 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 drive service improvement projects relevant to your practice, and research healthcare issues within your workplace. The course combines academic teaching with interactive learning and incorporates theories of leadership and change management. You will gain confidence to influence decision makers with your recommendations.

The structure of the course allows you to continue working while studying. The full time option has one classroom based day per week (Wednesdays) and the part time option is once per fortnight (Wednesdays). Many of our students have been promoted as a direct result of studying this course

What will you study?

The course consists of taught modules, a work-based learning project and enables you to explore a leadership topic of interest in depth, with the aim to publish.

Students learn by sharing experiences, using an action learning approach combining creative teaching and learning techniques, such as use of video, role play and peer assessment. Due to the interprofessional nature of this course, you will have opportunities to discuss the wide range of challenges of leadership in the healthcare profession. You will gain practical skills, such as advanced decision making, creative problem solving and critical thinking. You will learn how to lead and manage innovations in healthcare practice and implement research advances to enrich evidence-based practice.

You will be able to apply your learning to your clinical setting, and to competently research healthcare issues within the workplace. At the end of the course you will complete a Capstone project. This MSc offers you the option of either completing a research project or exploring an aspect of leadership in depth. The aim is to disseminate project results through professional conference presentations and/ or publication. The course will enable you to tailor modules to meet your own professional requirements.

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 consists of four taught modules and a final Capstone project which enables you to explore a leadership topic in depth. You will learn how to lead and manage innovations in healthcare practice and implement research advances to enrich evidence-based practice. Part-time students will take the following modules in each year (full time students will undertake all modules in one year).

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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  • This module builds on and critiques traditional ways of thinking about management, leadership, and organizational change. It is aimed at professionals involved in leadership, service development/practice development and/or people management.

    Drawing on the complexity sciences and grounded in pragmatist philosophy, this module provides students with the opportunity to explore alternatives to traditional approaches to management and leadership. The module requires students to work with their own experience of unpredictability and uncertainty in their professional lives. Students will be invited to focus reflexively on the details of their interactions at work in order to gain greater insights into how norms, routines, and cultures emerge in organisations and as a means of generating alternative possibilities to how they might approach their daily practice.

     
  • 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

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5498
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