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Clinical Leadership MSc


Course Description

Choose Kingston's Clinical Leadership MSc

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

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, work-based learning project and enables 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 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, presentations and a 'capstone' project.

Course structure

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

What this course offers you

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a unique partnership between Kingston University and St George's, University of London. This means that you benefit from the expertise and facilities of two complementary institutions:
Kingston University has a long-established reputation for vocationally-relevant education; and
St George's, University of London combines teaching and research excellence in healthcare sciences.

Many teaching staff are research active, which keeps your learning cutting-edge, and others are expert practitioners. This combination of academics and practitioners provides a uniquely dynamic environment.

As well as developing your understanding of your specialist area, this course will make sure you:
keep up to date with recent developments, legal requirements and ethically-sound practice;
reflect critically on your practice;
develop your judgement and decision-making skills;
improve your networking skills; and
gain skills in managing others.

You also have the chance to meet other professionals in the same situation as yourself.

For more information about the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, visit http://www.healthcare.ac.uk.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Visit the Clinical Leadership MSc page on the Kingston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Siby Sikhamoni

"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."


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

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.

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