Healthcare Management Practice

Programme Overview
This programme, developed by Dublin Academic Medical Centre (DAMC) clinicians in partnership with Smurfit Executive Development, provides doctors with relevant management language, tools and best practices, and focuses on practical skill development through highly-interactive discussions, role-plays and simulations.

Participants will learn to understand key business management principles, practices and tools in relation to healthcare dynamics, financial management and leadership. Learning outcomes include increased managerial effectiveness through the application of theoretical knowledge and practice, and the evaluation and appraisal of financial data to improve service development and efficiency.

Subjects taught

Saturday & Sunday, 25th & 26th March 2023
Day 1 - Service Design & Deliver
Day 2 - Physicians as Leaders
Faculty: Ms. Kathy O'Reilly, Prof. Karan Sonpar

Saturday & Sunday, 22nd & 23rd April 2023
Day 1 - Developing a Toolbox to Overcome the Immunity to Change
Day 2 - Negotiation & Influence
Faculty: Dr. Gearoid Hardy

Saturday & Sunday, 20th & 21st May 2023
Business Fundamentals & Value Measurement for Healthcare Transformation
Faculty: Prof. Gerardine Doyle

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for NCHDs who wish to learn about the non-clinical aspects of healthcare delivery and receive a formal postgraduate qualification (awarded at Level 9 NFQ) to assist their career development.

Application dates

To apply for this programme, please contact the Postgraduate Centre Coordinator at the Mater Hospital Postgraduate Centre on or telephone +353 1 803 4383.
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6 days virtually

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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