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 work-based 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.
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 methods include module-related assignments, presentations and a 'capstone' project.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Modules -Healthcare Management and Evaluation -Leadership and Change Management -Work-based Learning (WBL) -Research Methods and Data Analysis -Final Capstone Project
"I completed my MSc in Clinical Leadership on a part-time basis. The modules in the course solidified my learning experience and were extremely informative. I used the WBL (work-based learning) module to undertake a service improvement project in my workplace. I submitted an abstract on this work to the Euroanaesthesia conference, and was asked to present the poster at the 2015 conference in Berlin and the 2016 conference in London. Presenting at the conference was an incredible achievement, and I couldn't have done this without the knowledge I gained from the course, as well as the support given to me by my supervisors.
Completing the course as well as presenting my work at an international conference have really improved my self-confidence and helped establish myself as a growing leader. I've also been asked to present my completed work project at the BACCN (British Association of Critical Care Nurses) conference this year, and was nominated as a finalist of the Leadership Award category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2016.
I'm really grateful to my course supervisors at Kingston University and St George's for all their encouragement and support. I wouldn't have been able to achieve important career milestones such as these were it not for the knowledge, experience and leadership skills that I gained by completing this course."
A recent first-class degree (within the last five years) and at least six months' post-qualifying experience. Applicants with a recent diploma (HE) will be considered but will be required to write a short academic essay. All applicants should be working in the health and social care setting which will allow them to undertake the practical elements of the programme.
01 August 2017
Recipient: Kingston University
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