Management Skills for Healthcare Professionals

Management Skills for Healthcare Professionals

This standalone module in Management Skills for Healthcare Professionals 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 leadership, negotiation, personnel/resources, risk, safety, quality, and system design.  It will also allow students to gain practical knowledge and engage in risk assessment and clinical audit in their individual departments for quality improvement purposes.  Students will 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 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 Attendance (10 ECTS*)
Course Code: RT6025 Management Skills for Healthcare Professionals
Duration: 7 weeks
Next Intake: March Annually
Closing date for applications: February Annually
Location: Online
(*European Credit Transfer System)

Course Fees

Module Tuition fees: EU and Non-EU €1029

How to apply

To apply send an email stating the name of the module you wish to apply for and brief CV to

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 other healthcare unit.
  • Evaluate key leadership theories that may be adapted to healthcare 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.
  • Conduct a risk assessment in a clinical/healthcare environment.
  • Describe the range of quality improvement methodologies available in healthcare and how they may be applied in a healthcare setting.

Course Contacts

Postgraduate Course Team can be contacted at


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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


The module is structured over 7 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.


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.