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Master of Health Leadership - Clinical Quality and Safety

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

120 credit hours

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Grafton Campus

Summary

This is an innovative qualification for health professionals and graduates of health sciences, public health, commerce, law and arts degrees, who seek to improve the experiences of patients, the health of communities and populations, and the operations of health services.

Programme overview

Health leadership is a varied and complex field. If you are interested in a career where you can play a part in helping to improve the experiences of patients, the health of communities and the operations of health services, this is the ideal programme for you.

Study a wide range of topics from quality in health care to health care economics, public health principles and health informatics principles.

Health leadership opens doors in careers such as health management, health care quality improvement, international health management and more in this exciting challenging field.

Programme structure

The MHlthLd can be completed as a 120-point or 180-point taught masters degree, depending on the level of study you have completed.

Clinical Quality and Safety:

Clinical Quality and Safety is an interdisciplinary field of study focused on hazards in health care systems.

Subject overview

The quality and safety of health care has become an increasing concern worldwide in recent years. With newfound knowledge into healthcare costs and potential harm to patients undergoing treatment, Clinical Quality and Safety has grown into a dynamic and interdisciplinary field of study.

Where can Clinical Quality and Safety take you?

If you work in a leadership role where you can make a difference to patient safety by improving care, reducing harm and controlling costs, then this postgraduate specialisation will be useful.

As well as clinical practice, there are many opportunities to work in managerial and organisational levels within clinical workplaces.

Possible roles vary widely. They include healthcare management, clinical change management, healthcare equipment, process redesign, teamwork improvement, and the development of safer healthcare technologies.

Your programme will include a number of core courses, as well as courses specific to your chosen specialisation. You will also complete a 45-point project in health leadership.

The 180-point programme can be completed in three semesters (18 months) full-time or up to 12 semesters (6 years) part-time. The 120-point programme can be completed in two semesters (1 year) full-time.

The preferred start date is Semester One (late February/early March); however, it is possible to start the Health Management or International Health specialisations in Semester Two (July). The Clinical Quality and Safety specialisation may only be commenced in Semester One.

Where could this programme take you?

The programme has been developed to meet the demand in health leadership and management in international and domestic markets.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Health care quality improvement
  • Health management
  • International health management
  • NGOs

Further study options

  • Master of Health Sciences
  • Master of Public Health
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points: Within the past five years you must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0. Your study must be in a relevant discipline and have included courses in population health, health management, health informatics and/or maori health.

If you are applying for the Clinical Quality and Safety specialisation you will need a clinical background. Relevant disciplines include all health professional degrees, and non-clinical degrees in approved subjects including public health, health sciences, health social sciences, commerce and law.

A minimum amount of study in a relevant discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study or approximately 30% of programme content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Taught 180 points: You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a relevant discipline with a GPE of 5.0. Relevant disciplines include all health professional degrees, and non-clinical degrees in approved subjects including public health, health sciences, health social sciences, commerce and law.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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