MSc Clinical Leadership
Who is the programme for?
This programme is for those working as practitioners and mangers in leadership roles who wish to takes their leadership and management shills to an advanced level.
What is the programme about?
This masters programme is designed to build on current clinical leadership programmes to enhance the students knowledge of concepts, theories and research relating to clinical leadership.
Main programme objectives
The objectives of the programme are to further develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of students to a more advanced level of clinical leadership, such that the students demonstrate considerable expertise in
(a) diagnosing a major clinical leadership problem(s) to be confronted in context,
(b) planning changes in the system,
(c) taking or proposing action and
(d), evaluating the action(s) or proposals in the light of an in-depth understanding of appropriate theory and practitioner feedback.
What will I learn?
At the end of the programme you will be able to:
Demonstrate detailed conceptual knowledge and understanding of different domains of leadership competency and building organisational capacity in a wide variety of healthcare settings
Demonstrate knowledge of self as clinical leaders and appreciate the role of clinical leader in the context of the multidisciplinary team
Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of frameworks of leadership development and leading communities of practice
Apply knowledge of clinical leadership and demonstrate originality and reflective practice in leading change and influencing service provision at policy level
Use clinical leadership skills which are at the forefront of informed practice to improve the delivery of healthcare provision
Apply knowledge to diagnose and analyse personal leadership development needs and styles
Develop the ability to use frameworks for clinical leadership development in their own organisation
Formulate responses to well defined current and future problems through shaping strategic and operational change in their own practice and organisation
Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex leadership and management problems including people management issues and make informed judgements about leadership situations in the absence of complete or consistent information
Demonstrate expertise in taking a leading position undertaking service improvement initiatives in their own organisation
Communicate leadership initiatives with peers and manage tem development appropriately
Propose effective collaboration as members and leaders within a multidisciplinary context.
Plan and execute a programme of action research to investigate work based problems
Demonstrate the ability to work in teams to achieve results and to clearly identify their professional contribution to outcomes of care
Have the learning skills to apply a range of change management frameworks and techniques in bringing about significant organisational change
Demonstrate skill in decision-making, problem-solving, Implementing action, evaluating action
Demonstrate considerable skill in reflective practice and assessment of self in the context of leadership development
Validate personal knowledge of leadership styles demonstrate the learning skills to undertake further self directed initiatives in improving practice
How will I benefit?
This is programme will be of benefit to those who wish to become advanced leaders in healthcare organisations .
The main approach to teaching and learning is action centred as participants will typically work in live organisation based issues and problems and will be constantly working with and learning from other senior professionals in face-to-face and online group activities. A range of teaching and learning strategies will be used, comprising tutorials, group work and workshops. A blended model to teaching and learning is a deliberate part of the programme to facilitate flexibility and accessibility .The programme is flexible with a range of exit and entry mechanisms. A key feature of the composition of the programme is the combination of specialist leadership related modules. This adds value to the learning experience and provides a realistic insight into the contribution of different sectors and professionals to outcomes of healthcare. The programme also enables the creation of a platform for the use of action learning sets which is a unique development of the teaching and learning strategies of the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.
Blackboard a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching is used extensively.