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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

Initial Application

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 Online Postgraduate Level 9 Diploma in Population Health and Health Services Research comprehensively introduces you to the field of population health and health services research by building theoretical, contextual and practical knowledge and skills.


This innovative joint award of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork brings together the best expertise in population health and health services research. It is designed for busy health care and health system professionals working across the sector who wish to develop and/or build on their existing expertise in population health and health services research. The Postgraduate Diploma is delivered using a blended format of online content with interactive webinars and discussion forums and allows you the flexibility to engage with coursework at a time and place suitable to you.

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 Initial Application on the SPHeRE website. Following this application, the Diploma team will invite you to apply and register at one of the three partner institutions which will be your ‘home’ or registering institution. 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

Why choose this course?

This part-time Postgraduate Diploma is designed for busy health care and health system professionals working across the sector who wish to develop and/or build on their existing expertise in PHHSR.

It aims to provide students with key skills to: 

• Develop their capacity to understand, commission, interpret and undertake PHHSR
• Learn about the methodological approaches and tools for carrying out PHHSR
• An exceptional opportunity to grow your network, exchange knowledge and tap into the unique expertise of staff in PHHSR across three institutions
• A skills-building and career enhancing award

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 and e-activities.

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.

Fees

Up-to-date information about course and application fees can be found at the following link

Click here for Fee information

An additional fee for statistical software licence is €48

Contact

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