Management & Leadership for Healthcare

Course Structure
This course is ideally suited to healthcare professionals and traditionally trained nurses who are interested in attaining a level 8 qualification in management and leadership. The course is structured to support the student while facilitating those who are in full time employment. During the semester each student is expected to attend one full day in college on alternate weeks. Through interactive workshops and stimulating discussion with colleagues, leadership, management, quality improvement and many other core concepts of management will be explored. This programme emphasis is on helping each student reach his or her full potential and may be used in order to attain a management position or for those in management positions to develop further skills in this area.

The programme structure is one full day of attendance in class on alternate weeks. This means that students will attend six onsite days over the semester.

• Role of the manager/leader in managing change in health care
• Continuous quality improvement
• Risk management
• Budgeting and service development, delivery and evaluation and the role of the leader in strategic planning
• Evidence based practice, policy guideline development and implementation.

Entry requirements

• Applicants who do not hold the standard qualifying NFQ Level 8 qualification criteria, but have relevant work experience may be considered for admission to the programme under the Institute's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process and subject to an interview.

• Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.

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6 days, alternate Wednesdays

Careers or further progression

Progression and Career Opportunities
This course provides an opportunity for managers or aspiring managers to develop their skills in safe environment with their peers. The groups are usually drawn from diverse professions within healthcare which provides diverse range of perspectives. In addition, the programme is workshop based and is designed to assist managers and leaders with networking, collaboration and working at solutions for common challenges experienced in today's workplace.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Course Leader: Dr. Sara Kennedy
051 845543,


Certificate in Management and Leadership for Healthcare (10 credits, Level 9)

Application date

Closing Date 24 August 2018

Course fee

Cost €900

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