Certificate in Health Services Management

This course is not opened for the 2019/20 academic year intake. The University are offering the Certificate in Management as an alternative to this programme.

Course Details


University of Limerick, Certificate in Management


NFQ Level 6 Minor Award


Skills-based workshops


2 Semesters


1 day, every 3 weeks

Start Date:

Not currently running - Students can apply for the Certificate in Management

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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