Healthcare Management

This programme has been designed as a development of and a follow-up to the Certificate in Health Services. Students must have successfully completed the Certificate programme before gaining entry onto this Diploma. The Diploma is designed to amplify and build on the foundation coverage of health services and policy provided in the Certificate programme. The course is intended to constitute an important step in the career development path of healthcare staff who are working in the context of the current reform process in the Irish health services.

Diploma in Health Services Policy

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Distance learning supported by attendance at weekday workshops at the IPA in Dublin.

Entry Requirements

Students should possess the IPA's Certificate in Health Services.

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2018

Application Deadline

September 2018

Fees

€1,500 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments. 

Progression

Participants who successfully complete the Diploma programme may advance to Year 2 of the BA (Hons) (Healthcare Management) on completion of a bridging course. 

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The Programme

This programme has been designed as a development of and a follow-up to the Certificate in Health Services. Students must have successfully completed the Certificate programme before gaining entry onto this Diploma. The Diploma is designed to amplify and build on the foundation coverage of health services and policy provided in the Certificate programme. The course is intended to constitute an important step in the career development path of healthcare staff who are working in the context of the current reform process in the Irish health services.

Is This Programme for you?

This Diploma is ideally suited to: 

  • Staff of all disciplines who have successfully completed the Institute’s Certificate in Health Services. 
  • Those who wish to develop their understanding of health care policy and of the links between policy and practice. 
  • Those who wish to pursue further an academic pathway in the study of healthcare management.
Subjects

The Diploma is delivered through three core blocks that deepen students' understanding of Irish health policy.

Introduction to Health Policy 

Students are introduced to frameworks for exploring and analysing health policy. Key health policy priorities within the Irish health system are explored.

Governance, Funding and Quality in the Irish Health System

This block examines broad system issues such as the increading focus on governance and accountability, trends in funding and spending, and drivers and policies relating to quality.

Case Studies

Students use case studies on current key topics to explore challenges with developing, implementing and evaluting health policy.

Assessment

Assessment consists of two written assignments and a final examination. 

Seminar Dates
  Dates
Seminar 1 29 January 2019
Seminar 2 26 February 2019
Seminar 3 26 March 2019
Examinations April 2019

 

Please note that seminar/examination dates may be subject to change.

Prospectus

Undergraduate Prospectus 2018 / 2019

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

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