Health Systems - Leadership & Quality in Health Systems
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Quality in Health Systems is one of a number of programmes offered by the UCD IRIS Centre for Interdisciplinary, Research, Innovation & Education in Health Systems.
It is a 30-ECTS-credit, QQI Level 9 interdisciplinary programme. The programme is offered every two years. The next intake is in September 2022. The minimum time to completion is one academic year for part-time students; the maximum time is two academic years.
These modules contribute 30 ECTS credits towards UCD's MSc in Leadership, Innovation and Management for Healthcare. Holders of the Graduate Certificate can complete the MSc by successfully completing a further 60 ECTS credits of study.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Quality in Health Systems will appeal to healthcare professionals seeking a rigourous and comprehensive introduction to important principles and concepts to inform their leadership and management practice.
The three modules comprising the programme contribute 30 ECTS credits towards UCD's MSc in Leadership, Innovation and Management for Healthcare. Holders of the Graduate Certificate can complete the MSc by successfully completing a further 60 ECTS credits of study, See https://www.nmhs.ucd.ie/msclim for further information.
The programme aims to:
enhance awareness of the ways in which you and others practice leadership and management
enable you to acquire and apply knowledge to improve the systems and processes that underpin the delivery of safe, high-quality, responsive, integrated and person-centred care
enhance you capacity to develop colleagues leadership and management potential
The programme will contribute to your personal and professional development by enabling you to identify, analyse, critique and evaluate the ways in which you and your colleagues currently approach quality and process improvements.
You will be equipped with theories, concepts, models, frameworks, tools, techniques and research findings that will enable you to develop a deep appreciation of how health systems work, nationally and globally, and how you can maximise yours and your colleagues' contribution to improving processes and the quality of care that service users receive.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Quality in Health Systems is a 30 ECTS credit, QQI Level 9 interdisciplinary programme that is offered every two years, commencing in September 2022.
The minimum time to completion is one academic year for part-time students; the maximum time is two years.
The programme structure is as follows:
Trimester 1 (Sept to Dec 2022):
NMHS32280: Improving Processes in Health Systems
NMHS42700: Quality, Patient Safety & Outcomes
Trimester 2 (Jan to April 2023):
NMHS43830: Collective Leadership & Effective Teamwork
For the 2022//23 timetable please contact the Programme Adminstrator.
Applicants will normally hold an NQF Level 8 academic award but consideration will be given to applicants with relevant and appropriate qualifications and experience working in the health system
Experience in a management and/or leadership role is desirable
A willingness to explore your own leadership and management practices and their impact on the systems in which you work is essential.
Please contact the Programme Director before you make your application.
30 June 2022 Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and programmes will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Application is now open for this programme and you can apply at http://www.ucd.ie/apply
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The knowledge, understandings and skills acquired throughout the programme will prepare you to make a significant contribution as a leader and manager in a number of areas and at many levels in the health system, including:
Quality and service improvement
Clinical leadership and management
Management and administration