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Population Health and Health Services Research

Population Health and Health Services Research

Course Title Population Health and Health Services Research
Qualification Postgraduate Diploma
Duration Two years (Part-Time)
Next Intake September

Expression of Interest

This innovative joint award of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin & University College Cork - the first of its kind - brings together the best expertise in Irish Population Health and Health Services Research.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Population Health and Health Services Research (PHHSR) is an online level 9 Diploma; this innovative joint award of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin & University College Cork - the first of its kind - brings together the best expertise in Irish PHHSR.

Specific Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a National Framework of Qualifications Level 8 primary degree (or equivalent) in health, social science, statistics, economics or a related discipline. A related Master’s Degree may also qualify for admission.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill in the online Expression of Interest. Suitable candidates will be invited by the SPHeRE Programme office to register at one of the three partner institutions. Regardless of home institution, the final award is identical - a Level 9 Joint Award of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork.

Joint Awarding Bodies

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork

Who should take this course?

This part-time 6-module Postgraduate Diploma is targeted at, but not limited to, practising medical and allied healthcare professionals, social workers, health systems managers and researchers working across the health sector who wish to develop and/or build on existing expertise in population health and health services research.

It aims to provide students with:

  • Capacity to understand, commission and undertake population health and health services research
  • The multidisciplinary perspective essential to PHHSR, including skills to address knowledge sharing, transfer and implementation
  • An academic/research related qualification that links and strengthens clinical, professional and management practice
  • Connection to the expanding SPHeRE Network of PHHSR researchers and practitioners throughout the Irish health system

Online Modules

Module 1 Perspectives on Population Health and Health Services Research
Module 2 Applied Research Methods
Module 3 Health Systems, Policy and Management
Module 4 Systematic Reviewing and Protocol Development
Module 5 Working with Health Information and Data
Module 6 Health Economics

Assessment is by six written assignments submitted electronically.

Technical Requirements

We recommend a modern computer, of no more than four years old. You will also need a wired or wireless broadband connection with minimum of 1Mb download speed. Guidelines on using the tools and resources required for your course will be provided for you during your orientation.

Contact

Trinity College Programme Director: Dr. Lorna Roe
Please see www.SPHeREprogramme.ie for further information.
Email: spherediploma@rcsi.ie
Tel. 01- 402 2724