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- Clinical Leadership Major (MSc Health Practice)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Enhance your professional career development and pursue clinical leadership roles in a healthcare setting.
Highly ranked course
Curtin is ranked first in Western Australia, and in the top 50 in the world, for nursing.
Top 1 %
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
This master degree course will enhance your professional career development and prepare you for a leadership role in a healthcare setting. You will learn clinical theory and conduct clinical research, as well as develop core skills in critical thinking, decision making and understand the multiple roles of clinical leaders.
Specifically, the Clinical Leadership major enhances professional career development, preparing health professionals for clinical leadership in a health care setting. Clinical theory and research, as well as professional role development, are an integral part of the major, which is focused on the development of the multiple roles of clinical leaders and prepares them for managerial and leadership roles within health care teams, units and organisations. Fundamental to this major is the development of leadership, critical thinking and clinical decision making capacity, preparing health professionals for a leadership role at an executive level.
This major sits within the Master of Science (Health Practice) degree.
- The first established school of nursing in a West Australian university, Curtin's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine has continued to set the pace for nursing education in our region.
- Teaching staff are highly qualified, both academically and professionally.
- The School ensures its leading position in nursing education through industry partnerships integrated with its teaching and research programs.
What you'll learn
- apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts in accordance with relevant practice codes, standards and legislation
- apply critical thinking and reflective practice to clinical practice to generate innovative solutions
- access, evaluate and synthesise information relevant to clinical leadership and the promotion of optimal outcomes for clients
- communicate effectively and work collaboratively with clients, carers, families, communities and the interdisciplinary health care team
- utilise technology safely and appropriately for the diagnosis and management of clients
- participate in research and critically appraise research findings and incorporate evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
- relate policy, practices and standards to international trends
- demonstrate cultural competence in the care of all clients, families and communities
- demonstrate professional, legal and ethical accountability within the scope of practice for safe health care delivery
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Other requirements and notes for this course
Students are required to be currently registered with their appropriate registering authority in Australia, or eligible for registration in their home country.
Students must hold a bachelor degree in their discipline with a minimum course weighted average of 70%.
Selection is based on academic performance and clinical experience.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
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- Curtin course code: MJRP-CLINL
- Last updated on: April 15, 2021