Managing People in Healthcare Organisations



This short course comprises three interrelated subject areas:

  • Management and organisational behaviour (MOB)
  • Human resource management (HRM)
  • Organisation Development (OD)

Throughout the course, there is a strong focus on creating a learning environment that enables students to:

  • explore and analyse best practice models, theories and approaches for each of the three subject areas
  • reflect on, apply and assess best practice in the context of their own organisation and experience
  • develop the knowledge and skills they need to lead and manage people, teams and change in health care settings.

By the end of the course, participants should:

  1. Understand and apply theories of organisational behaviour, at organisational, group/team and individual level
  2. Understand key HRM theories, models and activities, and be able to apply them to organisational settings
  3. Understand and be able to apply theories of organisation development and change to an organisational setting
  4. Enhance knowledge and understanding of best practice in managing people in healthcare organisations and systems.

Date, Time and Place

This short course is delivered over two blocks, each over a four week period (Thurs-Fri), and through a combination of live online; pre-recorded/curated; and live on campus modes (subject to public health guidance). Block 1 (Management and Organisational Behaviour; Organisation Development) is scheduled to start on the 18th Nov 2022. Block 2 (Human Resource Management) is scheduled to start on the 10th March 2023. Precise dates on delivery modes can be provided to interested applicants on request.


Course Fees

€2,165 (excluding application fee).


Interested applicants should contact the Centre of Health Policy and Management, E:

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