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Leadership & Management

This programme is for those who wish to acquire or further develop their management and leadership capacities. All those actively involved in strategic thinking and practice. It is also relevant for specialist functional managers, e.g. IT and HR who are beginning to contribute to the strategy process.

This is a programme which will provide students with the the critical elements of leadership: strategic thinking and the process of strategic management, managing change, and effective leadership. Opportunities are provided to reflect on the application of relevant conceptual models in order to develop and expand your leadership and strategic management skills. The programme is at level 9 and comprises 20 ECTS credits which can contribute towards further awards up to MSc level.

This programme delivers foundation modules that enhance the students learning experience and leadership skills in a manner that is conducive to a employed health care professional.

What will I learn?
The ability to contribute more affectively to strategy in your organization and improve your confidence when engaging in strategic discussions and making strategic decisions. This certificate offers students the opportunity to study two modules and can be used to build on future learning. Credits are awarded that can be used to proceed to MSc level. It is also aimed at preventing time away from the work place by being scheduled on Monday mornings and flexibility in payment also. Students who have not got a primary degree but a lot of experience can apply for consideration through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process.

How will I benefit?
Credit obtained from this programme will readily contribute to an MSc degree for those who wish to pursue that option in the future.

A wide a range of diverse and student-centered teaching methods are used. Blackboard a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching is used extensively. Clinical Placements provide students with excellent opportunities to learn from experts in other hospitals and/or within their own hospitals; students attend multidisciplinary team meetings, tutorials and engage in supervised practice in order to develop and refine specific clinical skills.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be registered as a professional nurse or midwife on a live register or healthcare professional registered with the appropriate body

Applicants must be employed in clinical practice/management while undertaking the programme

Experience in management is desirable

Documents to be submitted with your application

Certificates of nursing qualifications or validated copies of awards

Original transcript(s) including date and grading of degree award (non UCD Graduates only) & notarised English translations where relevant

A current photocopy of NMBI registration

Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Page of Passport

Professional Reference Form (original form)

Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)

Duration

1 year part-time

Careers or further progression

With your newly developed management and leadership skills, you can work in a health care environment in a number of areas including:

Management
Administration
Leadership
Human Resource Management
Practice development
Advanced nursing and clinical specialties
Education/professional development

You also have the option to continue to build on your modules and progress to MSc level

Further enquiries

General Enquiries:
Bernadette Manley
Senior Executive Assistant
B 213, UCD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6499

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

Subjects taught

The programme is held in Semester 1 and 2. Examinations take place at the end of each semester.

Core modules & European Credit Transfer System ( ECTS)
Leadership and Organisational Dynamics - 10 ECTS
Management in Action - 10 ECTS

Total = 20 ECTS

Comment

Teaching methods
A wide a range of diverse and student-centered teaching methods are used. Blackboard, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching, is used extensively. Clinical Placements provide students with excellent opportunities to learn from experts in other hospitals and/or within their own hospitals; students attend multidisciplinary team meetings, tutorials and engage in supervised practice in order to develop and refine specific clinical skills.

Application date

Applications are made online through UCD Applications. ​Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.

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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