Health Project Management

Course Summary
This programme aims to introduce students to the core concepts within health project management. Students will also gain insights into using leadership skills for the effective management of change. Students will also become proficient in a range of research methods and tools in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches.

Objectives of Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Project Management:
- To develop knowledge and analytical skills in the planning and delivery of evidence based health projects.

- To develop leadership and health project management competencies and show evidence of using these in health or other settings

- To develop competencies in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research design

- To develop self – reflective and leadership skills in the management of organisational change and in health project management

- To develop professional practice skills to work autonomously and in collaboration with a broad range of relevant stakeholders.

Key Course Information
The programme is taught over one year on a part-time (online) basis. The online delivery of the Post Graduate Certificate in Health Project Management affords educational flexibility for those wishing to attain a formal qualification in this area but who are not able to attend campus based or full-time programmes.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Title Credits
Health Project Management 10
Quantitative Methods for Health Research 05

Semester 2
Title Credits
Change Management and Leadership in Health Project Management
Applied Practices in Quantitative Methods

Entry requirements

Applications with a 2.2 Honours award in a relevant discipline may apply.

Applicants who do not meet this entry criterion may be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Advice, guidance and support for applicants can on be found at

We welcome applicants for all areas of health and social care sector who have responsibility for, or an interest in leading/managing or working on health projects and service improvement programmes. Not limited to but including digital health, medicine, public health, nursing and midwifery, health and welling, acute care, health education, health promotion, primary care, disability services, services for older persons, mental health services, emergency management, quality improvement services, patient safety, and human resources, in the statutory, voluntary and community sector.

Application dates

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022




1 year part-time.


Total Fees: €2,000

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
This programme will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of project and service improvement roles in the statutory, community and voluntary health and social care sector.

Graduates may pursue work opportunities as Project Managers, Project Team Leads, Project Officers, Programme Managers, Portfolio Leads, Programme Support Officers, Researchers, Quality Improvement Leads, and related service improvement roles within the health and social care sector.

Further Study
Students who wish to continue their studies following completion of this programme may enrol on the Master of Science in Health Promotion Practice.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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