Rather than focusing on any one health discipline, the Master of Healthcare Leadership is designed to give you a broad, inter-disciplinary perspective on the changing face of healthcare. You might be a nurse with a diploma and many years of experience wanting to move out of direct care.
Top Master Degrees in Health Administration in Oceania 2017. Prepare for the future of healthcare
Healthcare is Australia’s largest industry. It’s growing and it’s also changing. Dr Louise Horstmanshof, Course Coordinator for the Master of Healthcare Leadership, says “we’re preparing in many ways for an unknown future”. We’re living longer but we also want to live better. The challenge for the health industry is in planning for, responding to and effectively managing change in a complex and busy environment. “We’re going to have to be more innovative, more flexible … and we need leadership … people who are open to opportunity, people who can look at data, look at systems, be critical about them, make decisions about them and lead others”, says Dr Horstmanshof.
Rather than focusing on any one health discipline, the Master of Healthcare Leadership is designed to give you a broad, inter-disciplinary perspective on the changing face of healthcare. You might be a nurse with a diploma and many years of experience wanting to move out of direct care. You might be from an allied health background (like physiotherapy, osteopathy, counselling, optometry or even veterinary medicine) wanting to start your own practice. Or, you may be from a non-health background (perhaps you’ve worked in management and leadership in business or industry) and want to lead change and innovation in a healthcare setting.
Whatever your background, a Master of Healthcare Leadership is designed to give you more flexibility, more opportunities and more transferable skills.
Where will a Master of Healthcare Leadership take you? Where do you want to go? You’ll graduate with the skills to move into leadership and management roles in primary health care, community outreach, area health services, private practice, professional associations, hospitals, and local, state and federal policymaking agencies.
Nurse Unit Manager
You’ll lead, direct and coordinate the nursing and multi-disciplinary care team at the ward or unit level. You’ll ensure practice is safe and efficient while maintaining standards of care through continual quality improvement and staff development initiatives.
Quality and Clinical Governance Manager
Your leadership of the accreditation cycle will ensure excellent clinical and corporate service delivery. Your day-to-day will involve incident and complaints management processes and you’ll support service improvement and risk management for the whole facility.
As a qualified clinician with program management experience you’ll be responsible for delivering training and high level strategic and operational management of a multi-disciplinary team.
You’ll be an ambassador for the organisation, providing inspirational leadership coupled with clear vision and commitment, ultimately driving your health facility/service through future phases of development.
Reporting to the Facility Manager, you’ll be responsible for clinical leadership of a multi-disciplinary team of staff working in multi-bed community care facilities. Your leadership skills will help you confidently deliver quality service and continuous improvement.
This is a wide-ranging position that encompasses everything from significant business development planning down to basic day-to-day duties. Your leadership expertise will help you inspire innovation and shape your dynamic medical practice.
Learning with SCU Online
Southern Cross University’s online courses fit seamlessly around work, family, and life. We build the flexibility and excellence in – our courses are 100% online, offer six entry points throughout the year, and are delivered by tech-savvy academics via fresh, smart, and collaborative interactive technology.
We know you’re busy, maybe juggling commitments, working long hours or doing shift work. That’s why our 100% online study model is perfect for you. We have six intakes per year so you can start when you want and work towards your future, one unit at a time.
From enquiry to graduation we are there for you. We’ll help you through the application and enrolment process. When underway with your study, our personalised, one-on-one support keeps you motivated and ensures you’re getting what you need to achieve your study and career goals.
Connectivity and engagement is part of the deal. Getting a Master of Healthcare Leadership not only increases your skills, but also enables you to network. Many of our graduates have met future collaborators while they were studying.
What you can study
From day one you’ll be learning how to critically evaluate and translate the latest research into clinical practice, management and leadership styles and policy. And importantly, your assessments will take inspiration from situations you’re facing every day, which means you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learnt in your workplace immediately.
You’ll assess what makes great managers and leaders. You’ll look at how internal and external environments (like funding cuts, internal restructure or a change in government) can impact contemporary health care delivery, and how effective, strategic management can help mitigate negative impacts. From a clinical leadership perspective you’ll learn how to identify strengths and get the best out of your team, reflective practice and constructive feedback, and how to inspire greatness in others.
Evidence Based Health Practice
Health Research Methodology
Graduate Studies Project (double weight unit)
Strategic Health Management
Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability
Leading Change in Healthcare
Health Systems, Policies and Practices
Healthcare Professional Portfolio
Teaching and Supervision in a Clinical Setting
Social and Emotional Intelligence in the Health Workplace
Leadership and Management in Health
Flexible exit options
We know that plans change. That’s why we’ve built flexible completion options into the online Master of Healthcare Leadership. This means that if you need to exit early, if home or work demand your full attention, you could still receive a postgraduate qualification based on the units you’ve completed.
Should you decide to return to your Masters at a later date, you’ll receive advanced standing towards your degree. Doing an online masters in healthcare online is a win-win!
Get a Master of Healthcare Leadership
Complete all Part A, Part B and Part C units (11 total, including one double-weighted unit).