The programme is structured as follows:
Part I students will take 30 credits over 6 month timeframe (September to March Year 1)
Title - Credits - Objective
Team Leadership 10
This module will help students gain personal insight into their own leadership style via the use of appropriate instruments so as to deliver enhanced team leadership skills. This module examines the application of team leadership theory in a modern healthcare environment.
Financial Management 10
This module includes financial management and investment decision models, including activity based funding and money follows the patient approaches, to enable strategic decision making
Healthcare Operation and Data Management 10
This module focuses on Healthcare Quality Improvement by utilising an interdisciplinary approach to creating or adapting existing systems that address the realities of human error in health delivery systems. Also provides an understanding of the governance, risk and ethical considerations of healthcare operations, patient pathways and data governance
Part II students will take 30 credits over 6 month timeframe (September to March Year 2)
Health Information Systems & e-Health 10
This module will expose healthcare professionals to the concepts and knowledge involved in making strategic use of information technology (IT) in health care organizations. Issues around the introduction and dispersal of new healthcare technologies across health systems are identified
Strategic Management in Health Services 10
This module explores the experience of health services leaders in Ireland and overseas against the received wisdoms from business theory and practice. It will assess the relationship between leadership skills and abilities, and the challenges health service organisations face as they deal with internal and external pressures to address increasing levels of service efficiencies and positive outcome for patients.
Healthcare Economics 10
In this module partipants will develop an understanding of health economics and how to apply key elements of economic theory to health and health care
Part III students will take 30 credits over 6 month timeframe (April to August Year 2)
Research Project 30 credits
Participants will conduct multidisciplinary research, under the supervision of an academic expert mentor on a real life leadership issue in their healthcare setting, to make real improvements and deliver results. Each student will initiate, research and provide a solution to a live leadership case. The output from this project will include a detailed report and presentation.