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Clinical Leadership

The programme is about promoting leadership development and skills for all care providers irrespective of their position. The programme has been developed as result of national leadership development needs analysis and aims to combine theory with practice for leaders who work across organisations while focusing on planning an innovation agreed with their employers.

Who is the Graduate Certificate Clinical Leadership for?
This course is specifically designed for all health care providers who delivering care at the frontline of services ie. doctors, nurses or allied health professionals.This programme has been developed for students from all disciplines who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills to provide clinical leadership in their practice settings and to facilitate innovation in the workplace.

Programme Objectives:

This course is designed to enable students to further develop their leadership knowledge and skills. Students must have recent experience in clinical practice or be engaged in clinical practice while undertaking the programme.

What is the programme about?
The programme is about promoting leadership development and skills for all care providers irrespective of their position. The programme has been developed as result of national leadership development needs analysis and aims to combine theory with practice for leaders who work across organisations while focusing on planning an innovation agreed with their employers.

Course objective
This course is designed to enable students to further develop their leadership knowledge and skills. Students must have recent experience in clinical practice or be engaged in clinical practice while undertaking the programme.

What will I learn?
You will sharpen your leadership knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and positive outcomes in clinical practice.

How will I benefit?
The programme will in addition to improving the quality of care will enhance your career prospects and provide you with the building blocks for lifelong learning. In particular, it will provide you with the key knowledge and skills to innovate and lead in your area of practice.

Highly focused
The programme is focused on clinical leadership with an interdisciplinary disciplines to enable students to be even more effective team players, change agents and leaders in the workplace.

Innovative modules
Each of the modules in the programme is designed to offer a comprehensive learning experience and opportunity for acquiring new leadership and collaborative skills. The emphasis throughout the programme is on the practical application of knowledge and skills in clinical practice context.

Networking
The student body will be drawn from a wide variety of clinical areas and organisations – private and public; thus enabling a large range and sharing of learning and experience between you and your peers, as well as from broad diverse experienced academic staff.

Entry requirements

•Applicants must hold an Honours Bachelors Degree (Level 8) in a subject relevant to their discipline

•Applicants must be entered onto the appropriate division of the Nurses Register maintained by NMBI or registered with an appropriate professional body

•Other criteria to be used in the assessment of the application include number of years of experience, and evidence of ongoing professional development

Duration

1 year part-time.

Careers or further progression

With your newly-developed knowledge and leadership skills, you can work at a number of organizations and practice areas within the wider health system; for example, clinical management, practice development and project management.

Further enquiries

General Enquiries:
Bernadette Manley
Senior Executive Assistant
B213, UCD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6499

Bernadette.Manley@ucd.ie
Academic Enquiries:
Dr Phil Halligan
Lecturer
B303, UCD Health Sciences Centre
Tel: +353 1 716 6420

 Phil.Halligan@@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

This is a one year programme, divided into two academic semesters. Semester 1 runs from September to early December. Semester 2 runs from January to May of the following year. Assessments are varied and include presentations, examination, assignments and occur at intervals during and at the end of each semester.

Curriculum
Students take the following modules:

Core modules
Leadership and Organisational Dynamics (Semester 1)
Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes (Semester 1)
Clinical Governance (Semester 2)

With your newly-developed knowledge and leadership skills, you can work at a number of organizations and practice areas within the wider health system; for example, clinical management, practice development and project management.

Assessment method

Assessments are varied and include presentations, examination, assignments and occur at intervals during and at the end of each semester.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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

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