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Health Services Management

HSM imageThis standalone module in Health Services Management is suitable for all radiation therapy professionals who wish to develop their management and leadership capabilities. The aim of this module is to encourage and support health professionals’ involvement in the management of a radiation therapy department, or subunit. It aims to equip students with the skills to manage a radiotherapy (or other healthcare) team, including personnel/resources, risk, change, safety, quality, and system design.  It will also allow students to gain practical knowledge also and engage in risk assessment and clinical audit in their individual departments for quality improvement purposes and appreciate the medicolegal and economic constraints under which they operate.  Students will also have the opportunity to engage with other students and settings using a variety of online exchanges, designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning.  This module will be tailored to individual participants based on their individual requirements.  This module allows you to undertake a flexible yet structured programme of education delivered completely online with no requirement to attend Trinity College Dublin.


Key facts

Award: Certificate of Completion (10 ECTS*)
Course Code: RT6017 Health Services Management
Duration: 10 weeks
Next Intake: January annually
Location: Online
(*European Credit Transfer System)

Course Fees

Module Tuition fees: EU and Non-EU €900

How to apply

To apply send an email stating the name of the module you wish to apply for and brief CV to PGRADRT@tcd.ie

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of project management, negotiation and lean principles in radiation therapy, and utilise the body of knowledge provided to lead a successful change initiative in a radiotherapy department or subunit
  • Evaluate the key leadership and motivation theories that may be adapted to radiation therapy in order to provide effective people and change management
  • Justify the importance of a safety culture in radiation therapy, achieved through risk assessment, incident reporting and clinical audit, and synthesise strategies for local implementation within a radiotherapy department
  • Articulate the legal basis for the practice and profession of radiation therapy
  • Discuss the history, structure and economics of the health system in relation to the delivery of cancer services

Course Contacts

Postgraduate Course Team can be contacted at PGRADRT@tcd.ie

Delivery

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This module allows you to undertake a flexible yet structured programme of education delivered completely online with no requirement to attend Trinity College Dublin. The module is delivered through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
The online delivery of this programme allows you to:

  • Benefit from evidence-based learning resources
  • Access to the University Library’s online electronic database
  • Share experiences and ideas with fellow students using online discussions.
  • Benefit from weekly engagement with fellow learners and academics through interactive webinars

Structure

The module is structured over 10 weeks, with new material released weekly on Blackboard. After each weekly release, a ‘live’ online tutorial with fellow learners and the module coordinator is held to discuss the content.
Blackboard also helps you access live interactive discussions with lecturers, web resources such as videos, animations, wikis and quizzes, online discussion boards to learn with other students, case studies, and other activities designed to make an engaging and fulfilling online learning experience.

Entry Requirements

  • Have a fluent command of the English language.

Assessment

A number of assessment methods can be used. This can take the form of continuous assignments, online participation, practical work, reflective journals, as well as standard end of module essay assignments. Full details of the module assessment will be provided upon commencement.