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Managing People in Healthcare Organisations

This short course comprises three subjects: management and organisational behaviour; human resources management; and organisation development. The synergistic relationship between individual and group behaviour and organisational functioning and organisational culture is central to the course.

By the end of the course, participants should:

  • Understand and utilise a strategic approach to the operation of the main activities in the management of people.
  • Understand how to enable the healthy functioning of organisation systems through process consultation.
  • Appreciate the role of the manager or leader in Irish healthcare, particularly in bringing about change and influencing the delivery of person-centred care in health services.

Admission criteria

Applications will be considered from applicants with health service management experience. In addition, applicants should hold a good honors degree in a professional discipline or hold other qualifications deemed appropriate by the course committee.

How to apply

Interested applicants may contact the Centre of Health Policy and Management at: or phone: 01 896 2665.


EUR 2,000 (excluding application fee)


This short course is comprised of eleven three-hour sessions and usually runs in the Michaelmas and Hilary terms (26th September to 7th April).