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

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2018

Application Deadline

September 2018

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 consists of four modules that cover key healthcare management competencies.

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

There are four elements of assessment for this programme: 

  • An individual written assignment at the end of each module 
  • Continuous Assessment through discussion, class presentations, modules completed on schedule 
  • Action learning project as part of a team 
  • Review by examination at the end of each of the four subject areas
Seminar Dates
YEAR ONE Dates
Seminar 1 3 & 4 October 2018
Seminar 2 14 & 15 November 2018
Seminar 3 16 & 17 January 2019
Seminar 4 27 & 28 February 2019
Seminar 5 27 March 2019
Examinations April 2019

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.

 

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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