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Enhancing the quality of clinical supervision and clinical leadership through a unique workplace-based postgraduate program

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Walker, JH and Osborne, J and Stephens, S, Enhancing the quality of clinical supervision and clinical leadership through a unique workplace-based postgraduate program, University of Tasmania, 30 June - 3 July 2009, Launceston, pp. 82. ISBN 978-0-9805787-0-6 (2009) [Conference Edited]

Abstract

Enhancing the quality of clinical supervision and clinical leadership through a unique workplace-based postgraduate program Prof Judi Walker, Jo Osborne, Stella Stevens Faculty of Health Science, University of Tasmania Introduction/Background: Strong leadership and governance in health systems are critical to address the challenges and changes in health service delivery. Studies demonstrate that reduced risk and better quality care flow from effective leadership and well-designed clinical systems that are subject to regular multidisciplinary reviews of outcomes. The University of Tasmania, in partnership with the Sydney South West Area Health Service, has developed a Master of Clinical Supervision and Clinical Leadership. It is the first of its kind in Australia providing a unique opportunity for participants to enhance the quality of clinical supervision and leadership through a health-focused leadership program. The course, with Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma exit points, was introduced in July 2008. It blends the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of clinical leadership and with practical application in clinical practice. It provides accessible and flexible education options for clinicians in a range of environments through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach. It integrates workplace-based learning with clinical practice. Purpose/objectives: To explore different approaches to health workforce and leadership development To discuss ways to develop and enhance partnerships for workforce development To critically examine problem solving and partnership extension processes To share ideas and experiences about the strengths and weaknesses of workplace-based postgraduate programs. Issues for exploration/ideas for discussion: The relationship between education and research and service quality The relationship between workplace-based training and health workforce The pros and cons of partnerships between education providers and health services The capacity of education providers to respond to health service requirements.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Edited
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Author:Walker, JH (Professor Judi Walker)
Author:Osborne, J (Ms Jo Osborne)
Author:Stephens, S (Mr Simon Stephens)
ID Code:60525
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2010-02-10
Last Modified:2010-02-10
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