Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation



Developed by Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace in collaboration with the School of Medicine and Health Innovation Hub Ireland, this Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation brings together the academic expertise with the entrepreneurial capacity of a world class innovation hub to deliver something truly unique. Graduates will develop entrepreneurial skills that can be applied across multiple aspects of healthcare innovation, from products and services to processes and systems. They will be given critical and lateral thinking skills to evaluate the social & economic value of new opportunities for innovation and the confidence to take ideas forward for funding and support and through to implementation.

Rapidly evolving technologies, an ageing population and economic challenges will all dramatically impact healthcare provision in the future. Innovation is needed to pave the way for more convenient and effective healthcare delivery and improved outcomes for patients. If you would like to play a part in Ireland’s healthcare innovation journey by putting ideas into action or becoming an ambassador for change, this course will equip you with the skills and confidence you need. On completing the course, you will be empowered to investigate a diverse range of innovation-related topics and act on opportunities in a variety of healthcare contexts.

The course will be delivered online using Blackboard, Trinity’s Virtual Learning Environment. Strong focus is place on experiential and action focused learning on the programme, which is taught via a combination of masterclasses, workshops and project based learning. A part time course delivered over 9 weekends, students are given the opportunity to develop new skills while continuing employment. Funded under the Government’s HEA Springboard+ programme, the course is free to eligible candidates.


Online/Trinity Business School


The first intake will be online. The second intake will be delivered using a blended approach of online and in-person classes.


The Healthcare Innovation Cert will run twice during the academic year, over 9 weekends. Please choose from a start date of the 8th October 2021 or the 18th February 2022.

Closing date for course commencing the 8th October 2021: 17th August 2021

Closing date for course commencing the 18th February 2022: 6th September 2021


Postgraduate Certificate (Level 9)

Course Fees

This course is funded by Springboard+. For employed participants, 90% of the course fee will be funded by the Government, with participants required to contribute just 10% of the fee.


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