Programme commences on 24th January 2025 subject to Springboard+ funding.

Qualification Postgraduate Level 9 (30 ECTS)
Location Some classes will take place online & some in person on the 1st floor of Trinity Business School.
Duration 24th January 2025 to 28th June 2025 - Over 12 Weeks, Fridays and Saturdays - Subject to funding
Course Fees TBC - Subject to funding - €380 eligible applicants in employment. Free to eligible unemployed applicants. See eligibility criteria
Course Content Module 1: Innovation and Creativity in Healthcare
Module 2: Opportunity Generation, Recognition and Communication
Module 3: Enterprise Development in Healthcare
Key Dates Closing date: 29th September 2024 - Subject to funding
Course begins:  24th January 2025 - Subject to funding
Course ends:  28th June 2025 - Subject to funding

*Dates, delivery and location are subject to change.

Do you want to help drive a culture of innovation that provides a platform for continuous improvements in healthcare in the future? 

In collaboration with the Trinity College School of Medicine and Health Innovation Hub Ireland, this course will enable healthcare professionals across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to explore and unlock the potential for innovation to improve health related products, services and care pathways. The course will equip students with key skills such as critical thinking, empathy, problem solving and collaboration. It is a level 9 NFQ blended course comprised of three taught modules and is continuously assessed through written and practical work.

Healthcare Innovation: Postgraduate Certificate


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Course Information

On this programme, you will learn the fundamental of idea development, creative problem solving and innovation. You will be empowered to investigate a diverse range of innovation-related topics and act on opportunities in a variety of healthcare contexts. You will be able to identify and respond to today’s healthcare innovation opportunities and value in a focused manner. You will be equipped with the skills to critique the commercial, social and cultural value of new opportunities for innovation and evaluate the process involved in bringing an idea through to implementation.

You will learn to approach problem solving in an innovative way, by using tools and techniques to brainstorm new ideas and applying lateral thinking. By engaging with entrepreneurs, academics, business leaders and industry mentors in an informal learning environment, you will learn the fundamentals of both and by availing of valuable peer-to-peer learning you will experience the process of bringing an idea through from development through to implementation.

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • evaluate theories and concepts associated with creativity and innovation in a healthcare context
  • Use structured methods of brainstorming and ideation
  • Empathise with a broad group of stakeholders to identify their needs
  • Explain how failure can be used as an opportunity for learning in a healthcare setting.
  • manage a healthcare innovation project to successful
  • identify and apply the major steps, tools and frameworks used in discovering, evaluating and developing opportunities for new healthcare ventures
  • demonstrate critical reasoning skills in identifying the business model and in assessing the viability of new venture opportunities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of new venture financial modelling
  • present & communicate, in a professional and informed manner, a venture elevator pitch

This course is supported by Health Innovation Hub Ireland.

Module 1: Innovation and Creativity in Healthcare (10 ECTS)

This module explores the principles and practices associated with creativity and innovation. It exposes students to frameworks and methodologies for idea generation, problem solving and creative collaboration in order to support positive innovation in a healthcare context.

Module 2 - Opportunity Generation, Recognition and Communication (10 ECTS)

The aim of this module is to provide the student with the tools to generate and recognise entrepreneurial opportunities. There is also a focus on the communication and articulation of such opportunity in an influential manner.

Module 3 - Enterprise Development in Healthcare (10 ECTS)

This module focuses specifically on the creation, development, growth and funding of innovation driven new ventures in healthcare. It is designed to build on the learnings from Modules 1 and 2, and to increase confidence in students in new venture evaluation, viewing ventures through the perspectives of their multiple stakeholders, most notably the potential investor. Over the course of module 3, each student will identify a new healthcare innovation opportunity to explore and deliver as a venture pitch presentation.

24th January 2025 to 28th June 2025 - Subject to funding.

Some classes will take place online & some in person on the 1st floor of Trinity Business School.


The programme is led and facilitated by Jeanne Le Corre and incorporates a host of other contributors both from academia and industry.

  • Dr Daniel Maher
  • Ms Rosemary Deneher

Funding eligibility is as outlined the Springboard+ website.

Applicants must be in possession of a level 8 honours degree (or equivalent) with grade 2.1 or higher, in any discipline from a recognised institution and supply an academic reference as one of the two references required. Those with demonstrated entrepreneurship aspirations will be prioritised.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may still be considered if they can demonstrate their suitability for the course based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) under Trinity’s RPL policy and procedures.

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

  • IELTS (Academic version) and IELTS Indicator : Grade 6.5 overall.
  • TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based.
  • University of Cambridge: 
    Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) 
    Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) 
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
  • Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 120/160 with no section below 105, dated since January 2020
  • An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-Master's Pathway Programme. The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam.

Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to two years old will be accepted for 2023/24 applications in light of test centre closures.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.

All students are required to have a laptop or a PC, a webcam and stable internet connection.


Applications are made through the Springboard+ website.

TBC - Subject to funding. Springboard+ covers 100% of course fees for eligible, unemployed applicants who are successful in their application. Springboard+ covers 90% of course fees for eligible, employed applicants who are successful in their application. The remaining 10% course fee is €380.

For more information, please contact our Student Recruitment Team, at or (086) 0 320 487.