Diploma in Health Services Management

Advance Your Career in Health Services

Designed for middle managers looking to develop their personal skills and managerial competencies, this one-year, level-7 programme uses individual exercises, group discussions, formal presentations and more to help learners make measurable progress in the areas of communication, teamwork, influencing, strategic thinking and planning and organising.

Course Details


University of Limerick, Diploma in Health Services Management


NFQ Level 7 Major Award




2 Semesters



Start Date:

Mid-August 2022

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For professionals who:

  • ­Have a minimum of three years of organisational experience and aspire to or currently hold a management position
  • ­Wish to develop and demonstrate good managerial judgement in the planning, design and delivery of healthcare and personal social services in Ireland
  • ­Hold a Certificate in Health Services Management or equivalent qualification

Participants learn to:

  • Appraise current economic, social and administrative frameworks in healthcare and personal services
  • ­Integrate a broad perspective of the management issues, problems and strategies in health services in Ireland and internationally
  • ­Apply enhanced skills in managing people, resources, projects and information technology, as well as acquired research and communications techniques
  • ­Exercise appropriate managerial judgement in the planning, design and delivery of healthcare and personal social services
  • ­Conduct independent research involving the analysis of management practice within health services

How it works

  • ­This programme will be delivered 100% online. The learners will engage in interactive workshops which are augmented and supported by self-directed and personal study hours.
  • ­Continuous assessment is a core feature of this programme.
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Graduate Testimonials

The MDU team was supportive, approachable, and encouraging in achieving the course.

Pat O'Grady,

Day Service Manager, Brothers of Charity

The management course helped me to put the theoretical framework around my practical management skills.

Fiona Steed,

A/Physiotherapy Manager, Nenagh Hospital