Healthcare Management

This programme offers students a comprehensive overview of the Irish health service, health and related legislation and the current service issues affecting the key programmes and care groups. Students can expect to obtain up-to-date knowledge and a practical understanding of the health service, at national and local levels, which will contribute to their effectiveness and performance in the work environment.

Certificate in Health Services

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Distance learning supported by weekday seminars at the IPA in Dublin.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade C in two higher level papers and grade D in four other subjects. The papers passed must include Irish, English and a third language. 

OR

Mature students (students over 21 on January 1 of the calendar year of entry) may enter a programme without the above qualifications. 

Duration

One academic term (September to December)

Accreditation

UCD

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017

Fees

€1,200 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments. 

Progression

Students can continue their studies with the Diploma in Health Services Policy.

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The Programme

This programme offers students a comprehensive overview of the Irish health service, health and related legislation and the current service issues affecting the key programmes and care groups. Students can expect to obtain up-to-date knowledge and a practical understanding of the health service, at national and local levels, which will contribute to their effectiveness and performance in the work environment.

Is This Programme for you?

This Certificate is ideally suited to: 

  • Those working in the health service who need to broaden their understanding of various aspects of the service and recent changes 
  • Staff from other health systems who need to understand how the Irish health system is structured and how it works 
  • Those working for agencies with links to the health service (e.g. voluntary agencies, personal and social services) and who wish to familiarise themselves with the health system.

Past students have included staff of all disciplines working in the Irish health service: medical and administrative staff, allied health professionals, nursing grades and others working within the sector.

Subjects

This Certificate is delivered through three core blocks that provide a comprehensive overview of the current health system.

The Historical Development of the Irish Health System

Students learn how the Irish system has developed from the foundation of the State up to the most recent developents in the HSE. Key legislation, strategies, reports and policies are explored.

Service Delivery

This block addresses policies and structures within key areas of service delivery, including acute care, primary care, social care, and mental health.

Key Stakeholders in the Irish Health System

Students learn about the main stakeholders in the Irish health system, including the Department of Health, the HSE, voluntary bodies, private sector organisations, andregulatory bodies. 

Assessment

Students complete two written assignments and sit a final examination. 

Prospectus

Undergraduate Courses from IPA Ireland - more info at https://www.ipa.ie

Undergraduate Prospectus 2017 / 2018

Full details of IPA undergraduate programmes are also available in our prospectus, which can be viewed or downloaded here.

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