Certificate in Health Services Management

Power Up Your Management Career

Focused on helping learners develop the skills needed to effectively manage themselves, their work and the people they work with, this one-year certificate programme provides a useful introduction to management in the health services sector for professionals looking to build on their experience and gain a formal management qualification.

Course Details


University of Limerick, Certificate in Health Services Management


NFQ Level 6 Minor Award


Skills-based workshops


2 Semesters


1 day, every 3 weeks

Start Date:

September 2018

Download Course Schedule & Module Descriptions

For professionals who:

  • ­Have a minimum of two years of organisational experience and who aspire to or currently hold their first supervisory or managerial position in health services
  • ­Want to develop a range of skills, including self-management, team management and interpersonal skills
  • ­Seek a third-level qualification in management

Participants learn to:

  • ­Appreciate core health service management principles and theories
  • ­Apply comprehensive management skills and acquire knowledge to improve individual, team and organisational performance
  • ­Leverage interpersonal skills, confidence and techniques to achieve personal goals

How it works

  • ­In each class, a tutor leads learners through a skills-based workshop designed to reinforce the learning material studied since the previous class.
  • ­Learners complete an assignment for each module and receive detailed written feedback from tutors.
  • ­Participants prepare for class in their own time, using assigned guided reading, textbooks and self-assessment questions.
  • ­Ongoing coaching, advice and support is provided by MDU for the duration of the programme.
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Graduate Testimonials

The MDU has enhanced my managerial skills. I can see the effects of this programme in my daily work life.

Therese Mungovan,

Medical Secretary, Health Service Executive

This course has given me the skills required to become a great leader - it has been my best investment!

Claire Brennan,

Secretary to Disability Manager, HSE Midland Area