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Fundamentals of Clinicians Becoming Healthcare Leaders is a Course

Fundamentals of Clinicians Becoming Healthcare Leaders

Oct 4, 2022 - Nov 4, 2022
3 credits

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$1,250 Enrol

Full course description






4 October to 4 November 2022


30 hours
(4-week block)

Delivery Mode

Online self-paced & learn with others
(asynchronous & synchronous)


(GST inclusive)

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With a focus on preparing clinicians for leadership roles within any healthcare setting, this course offers leadership fundamentals for leading others (clinicians and non-clinicians) in the 21st century. At the end of this short course, you will be equipped with contemporary tools and techniques for becoming inspiring healthcare leaders in the Australian healthcare system and beyond. You will reflect on the future of health and the implications for clinicians transitioning into healthcare management and leadership roles.

What are the course learning outcomes?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish management and leadership in health.
  • Describe the different approaches to leadership in healthcare and determine their impacts towards the future of work in health.
  • Compare and contrast different models of leadership in healthcare.
  • Select the management and leadership skills relevant to different situations so that you can bring out the best in others: now and in the future.
  • Map and reflect on your existing leadership strengths and areas for development.

What core topics are offered?

The following topics are offered in the course for developing and increasing your knowledge, understanding and skills in fundamentals of clinicians becoming healthcare leaders.

  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Management vs Leadership
  • Leadership Types and Models for Multiple Healthcare Settings
  • Leading Self and Engaging Others
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • High Performance Team
  • Leading Diversity and Inclusion

Who is this course suited to?

Medical and health professionals (clinicians and non-clinicians) from public and private health organisations who are making the transition from individual contributor to leader and influencer of people, or who have been leading others within the last 12 months in a clinical context or health care setting.

Online Synchronous Sessions

  • Welcome session: 4 October 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Week 1: 18 & 19 October 2022 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Week 2: 25 & 27 October 2022 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Week 3: 2 & 3 November 2022 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Compulsory assessment for credentialing: 11 November 2022

What are the course credentials?


This course is worth 3 UNSW Medicine & Health Executive Certificate in Health (FMECH) points, which provides formal recognition of professional development and reflects 30 hours of learning inclusive of pre-work, course participation, learning materials and support. Upon course completion, you will be issued with a UNSW Medicine & Health verifiable credential.

The credential is valid for 3 years and may be counted towards your continuing professional development (CPD). Please check with your college as the credential provides documentary evidence which may substantiate activities claimed under your college program.


Can I use my credit towards further study?

You can partake another short course with FMECH points to achieve a total 150 hours of learning. Once you have achieved a total of 15 points, reflecting 150 hours of learning, you can use the 15 points to apply for recognition of prior learning for 6 units of credits (UOC) towards a postgraduate program within UNSW Medicine & Health

It is essential to complete the assessment if you wish to apply to use the points towards credit for a UNSW postgraduate program in the future.


Price is inclusive of 30 hours of learning, digital badging, online credential learning resources, evidence-based research, practical tools and techniques, and course completion assessment.


^15% discount for UNSW Alumni and  UNSW Network, Affiliates, Staff, Students, Adjuncts, and Partners.

Additional discount available for UNSW Medicine & Health Short Course partners! To collect your additional discount, please insert "Partnership Discount" in the email subject and send to the Short Course Team.