Healthcare Innovation

Trinity College Dublin

Healthcare Innovation

Through research-lead teaching and experiential learning, students will build a detailed, critical and practical understanding of issues in innovation and, in particular, the adoption of innovation within organisations and across the ecosystem. The programme will hold interest for all with an interest in healthcare and the health ecosystem globally whether front-line management within the health system or providing services and products for healthcare, such as pharmaceutical and medical devices, health technology, start-ups and entrepreneurs, informational technologists and engineers.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation is taught full-time, over one year and comprises of eight taught modules – six foundation modules, and two practical modules including workshops and a project. The programme will offer a fundamental grounding in key subjects such as design thinking and embedding a culture of innovation, process innovation, lean thinking and social innovation, innovation & health economics, healthcare, innovation and leadership. The Project modules will identify and plan, with a view to implementation, an innovative solution applicable to each participant’s workplace.

This course aims to:
• Develop you as a strategic leader to engage, shape and enable a culture of innovation across your organisation.

• Advance your ability to ideate, design and implement innovative and novel solutions for organisations or as entrepreneurs.

• Develop you as a skilled practitioner, adept at harnessing innovation to thrive in the opportunity of tomorrows healthcare world.

• Equip you with practical frameworks and the best in international innovation practices in innovation.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate Bachelor Degree of 2.1 grade or higher. Experience of working in the healthcare sector is required. Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University’s English Language Proficiency requirements.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2023


1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2023

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Career Opportunities
Building a detailed, critical and practical understanding of innovation and how to embed new approaches within the health ecosystem globally, this course advances graduates' career prospects both in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduate training.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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