Healthcare Management

The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and objectives.

Diploma in Healthcare Management

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Distance learning supported by attendance at weekday workshops at the IPA in Dublin and regionally where demand warrants this.

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. 

Please note: Applicants should also be in a supervisory/managerial role.

Duration

Two academic years

Accreditation

UCD

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017

Fees

€1,900 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees and is payable in two instalments).

Progression

Students with a Diploma in Healthcare Management will be admitted to the third year of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Healthcare Management) on completion of a bridging programme.

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The Programme

The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and objectives.

Is This Programme for you?

The programme will be of interest both to those who have recently moved into management roles in the health sector and to existing managers who wish to formalise and develop their management skills in the healthcare context. Working in a management role is an essential element of this course, as assessment relates directly to your job role.

Subjects

The programme is delivered over four modules including: 

  • The Management Process 
  • Managing Resources 
  • Health Policy and Planning 
  • Human Resource Management
Assessment

There are four elements of assessment for this programme: Ÿ

  • An individual written assignment at the end of each module Ÿ
  • Continuous Assessment through discussion, class presentations, modules completed on schedule Ÿ
  • Action learning project as part of a team Ÿ
  • Review by examination at the end of each of the four subject areas
Seminar Dates
YEAR ONE Dates
Seminar 1 18 & 19 October 2017
Optional seminar on academic writing 16 November 2017
Seminar 2 30 November & 1 December 2017
Seminar 3 25 & 26 January 2018
Seminar 4 14 & 15 March 2018
Examinations 26 April 2018

YEAR TWO

The second year of the programme will follow a similar structure. There will be four seminars of two days each (two seminars before Christmas and two after) with An examination date in April. Year Two dates will be provided in the Spring term of Year One.

 

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Undergraduate Prospectus 2017 / 2018

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