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Healthcare Management Practice

Programme Overview

This programme, developed by Dublin Academic Medical Centre (DAMC) clinicians in partnership with Smurfit Executive Development, provides doctors with relevant management language, tools and best practices, and focuses on practical skill development through highly-interactive discussions, role-plays and simulations.

Participants will learn to understand key business management principles, practices and tools in relation to healthcare dynamics, financial management and leadership. Learning outcomes include increased managerial effectiveness through the application of theoretical knowledge and practice, and the evaluation and appraisal of financial data to improve service development and efficiency.

Who is it for?

The programme is designed for NCHDs who wish to learn about the non-clinical aspects of healthcare delivery and receive a formal postgraduate qualification (awarded at Level 9 NFQ) to assist their career development.

Programme Benefits

•Enhanced understanding of leadership strengths and weaknesses;

•Deep insight into how a leadership style can affect a participant's workplace, their colleagues and ultimately their success as a leader;

•Reflection on the roles of leaders and managers in organisations;

•Greater appreciation of a participant's own capacity for leadership;

•Formulate a self-designed leadership development plan;

•Insight into how to exercise leadership more effectively and make high impact leadership interventions;

•Practice in the provision and receipt of constructive feedback;

•Develop a greater sense of how a participant can contribute to team leadership;

•Improve the ability to create and garner support for the organisation vision;

•Insight and practice in coaching as an intervention to enhance organisational performance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, participants will be expected to be able to:

•Display/Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of key business management principles, practice and tools focusing on financial management and business planning, service development, change management, negotiation and communication;

•Ascertain the factors influencing the efficiency of a service enterprise/organisation;

•Apply theoretical knowledge and practice as appropriate to inform the practitioner's current and future roles within the healthcare sector;

•Identify opportunities to improve the day-to-day management of healthcare service, planning, budgeting and personal effectiveness;

•Evaluate and appraise data to resolve healthcare issues and improve the processes/procedures used within the healthcare environment;

•Communicate clearly, major policy/strategic developments within the healthcare environment to all stakeholders.


The programme is delivered over 6 days. Pre-reading will be required.

Further enquiries

Postgraduate Medical Education,

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital on or Tel +353 1 803 4383.

Subjects taught

Module 1

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March 2020

Delivering a Service & Change Management

Module 2

April: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April 2020

Negotiation & Self-Management

Module 3

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020

Business Management Fundamentals

Business Planning

Business Management Fundamentals

Business Planning

Communication, Negotiation & Influencing


Managing Change in Irish Healthcare

Developing a Service

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Certificate (NFQ Level 9) Accredited / Credits

Assessment method

Assessment is by project and assignment work. Workshops will take place at the Department of Postgraduate Medical Education, Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre, Mater Hospital. Participants must attend all workshops.

Application date

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this programme, please contact Postgraduate Medical Education, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital on or Tel +353 1 803 4383.

Course fee

The fee of €2,500 is a comprehensive cost that includes your tuition, all course-related materials, lunches and refreshments.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March 2020

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