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Code
HLEAD
Delivery
Flexible
Level
8
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
6 days
Credits
10 ECTS
Next Intake
September 2021
Application Status
Opening June
Applications Closing
20 Aug 21
Fees
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This module is appropriate for those students who may not have studied at third level for some time.  It is a workshop based programme that provides the learner with skills necessary for leadership and management and it is open to any member of the multidisciplinary team working in healthcare, for example nurses, social care workers, and allied health care professionals. The aim of the programme is to provide learners with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services.  The programme will provide opportunities for the learner to develop and enhance their knowledge of relevant management theory, tools and best practice.  It provides an opportunity for networking and sharing relevant information.

Who is this course suited to?

The course is structured to support the learner 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, the core concepts of management will be explored. This will be facilitated as a lecturer-led approach where the experiences of the learners in the different healthcare settings will be explored to bring the key concepts to life.

 

We also offer a level 9 (masters level) Certificate in management for health professionals. This programme uses a blended learning approach delivered over one semester following a workshop format spread over 3 “blocks” during the semester. It runs between January and May. You can look at it here.

 

Delivery, qualification. Assessment and contact details remain the same.

Programme structure

This is a 10 credit special purpose award and will be delivered over one semester.  The programme structure is one full day of attendance in class on alternate weeks, a total of six days over the semester from September to December.

Course content:

  • Leadership theories
  • Motivation
  • Team management

 

  • Change management
  • Performance management
  • Negotiation and Conflict management

 

  • Health care policy
  • HIQA

 

  • Personal and team resilience

 

  • Management theories

 

  • Quality assurance
  • Clinical governance
  • Standards
  • Audit
  • Culture and the work place

 

 

  • Delegation

 

  • Budgeting
  • Service plans

 

  • Employment legislation

 

 

Assessment

Assessment for this module is a continuous assessment.

Entry details

  • Working as a healthcare professional, e.g. any member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • 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. Please see our website for more details www.wit.ie/englishrequirements

 

 

Career Opportunities

This course provides an opportunity for managers or aspiring managers within the multidisciplinary team to develop their skills and knowledge in a safe environment with their peers. The students are usually drawn from diverse professions within healthcare which provides a 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. This course is a way of strengthening the student’s skillset in their current employment and has the potential to open doors for a wide range of career opportunities.

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Part Time Student Helpdesk
Part Time Student Helpdesk
Tel: 051302040 [email protected]
Linda Sheahan
Dr. Linda Sheahan
Lecturer in nursing
Tel: 51845543 [email protected]

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