Delivered by the Cork University Business School, the MSc Healthcare Leadership is a 24 month programme designed for those wishing to strive for leadership roles in a healthcare environment.
The programme is structured as follows:
Part I students will take 30 credits over 6 month timeframe (September to March Year 1)
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.
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
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
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
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.
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)
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.