Strategy, Leadership & Innovation in Healthcare

GradCert Strategy, Leadership & Innovation in Healthcare
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

The Graduate Certificate in Strategy, Leadership & Innovation in Healthcare is 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 2023. The minimum time to completion is one calendar year for part-time students; the maximum time is two calendar 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 programme will contribute to your personal and professional development by introducing you to ways of identifying, analysing, critiquing and evaluating the ways in which you and your colleagues currently lead and manage. You will acquire the capacity to locate ways of leading and managing within relevant conceptual frameworks and to situate them in systems, organisational and team contexts.

You will be prepared to become a more responsive, effective and resilient leader and manager who thinks and practices strategically and innovatively to improve patients' and colleagues' experiences of the health system.

Subjects taught

Stage 1- Core
GlobalHealth Landscape&LdrshipNMHS44190
Health Systems & Health PolicyNMHS44200
Strategy & Innovation in HSNMHS44210

Entry requirements

- 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 Martin McNamara before you make your application.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL may be granted in respect of individual modules if applicants can demonstrate that the modules' learning outcomes have been achieved through prior credentialed or experiential learning. In some cases, where an applicant does not meet the prerequisites for entry to a programme, an RPL application may be considered.

Application dates

How to Apply?
The following entry routes are available:
Grad Cert Strategy, Leadership & Innovation in Healthcare PT (X872)
1 Years
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.


1 year part-time. Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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