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Healthcare Innovation (P.Grad.Dip)

1 year full-time ; 30 (Max) places


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Course Fees

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Course Description

This contemporary programme has been designed for graduates from a healthcare background. It provides them with an in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of embedding an innovation culture within healthcare, and gain insights into the latest thinking on creative and practical implementation of new ventures within medicine

Through research-lead teaching and experiential learning, students will build a detailed, critical and practical understanding of issues in innovation and, in particular, the adoption of innovation within the healthcare landscape. The programme will hold interest for those working in the Irish healthcare sector whether front-line management in the Health Service Executive (HSE), in the established pharmaceutical/medical devices industry, to entrepreneurs and institutional supporters of high-potential start-ups.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation is taught full-time, over one year and comprises of eight taught modules – six foundation modules, and two practical modules including workshops and a project. The programme will offer a fundamental grounding in key subjects such as design thinking and embedding a culture of innovation, process innovation, lean thinking and social innovation, innovation & health economics, healthcare, innovation and leadership.  The Project modules will identify and plan, with a view to implementation, an innovative solution applicable to each participant’s workplace.


Claire Temple - Research and Innovation Manager, St. James’ Hospital, Dublin. (Class of 2019/20)
“The Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation taught me new ways to approach my work, through design and thinking. I am applying this in developing St. James’ new research strategy. I have also learned so much from my fellow students, who come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds.”

Laura Campbell – Midwife and Nurse, Mullingar Regional Hospital. (Class of 2019/20)
“The challenge for me was to make my ideas actionable within the health system. The Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation supports me in doing this. Its ambition is true patient-centred care.”


Course Details


1 year full-time

Number of Places

30 (Max)

Course Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Armstrong

Next Intake

September 2021

Closing Date

31st July 2021

An undergraduate Bachelor Degree of 2.1 grade or higher.  Experience of working in the healthcare sector is required.  Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University’s English Language Proficiency requirements.

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees


To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link below