L9 Certificate in Health Project Management (L9 Certificate in Health Project Management)

Institute of Technology, Sligo (SG_SHLPM_E09)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

40

Department

Science

General Information
Contact

Jean Gilligan

Email

gilligan.jean@itsligo.ie

Phone

+10719305835

Address

IT Sligo
Ash Lane
Sligo

Role

Online & Springboard Project Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

28/08/2020

Start Date

28/09/2020

End Date

28/05/2021

About this Course

In May 2017, the Committee on the Future of Healthcare Slaintecare Report was published setting out a ten-year programme to transform health and social care services. The Slaintecare report and implementation strategy is underpinned by a commitment to building a world-class health and social care service for the Irish people. This commitment is evidenced by a vast increase in the range of innovative and integrated projects across all health areas. In 2019, 122 health projects were funded under the 20 million Slaintecare Integration Fund with designated Project Leads/project Managers. Additionally, each Community Organizations and Hospital Group has an existing portfolio of health and social care projects with designated Project Leads. Although many of these individuals may be subject matter experts in their own clinical, administrative or managerial area, many have limited or no formal education in project management. To move from ideas, to the delivery of results, those leading and managing health projects, require formal education in project management methodology, frameworks and processes.
The establishment of the Programme Management Offices (PMO's) in each HSE Community Health Organizations and Acute Hospital Group, was the commencement of the process of building project management capacity among health workers and support designated Health Project Leads/Project Managers in the initiation, implementation and monitoring of health projects. They also provide introductory level project management training but are limited in terms of the numbers who can avail of the training and the capacity of the system to respond to the additional project management education and training needs of staff.
The design of this programme is based on consultation with the HSE and has evolved from the clear need for a formal education programme to build project management skills capacity right across the HSE, and the voluntary and community health and social care sector.

Springboard participants also complete a module on Personal Effectiveness and Employability, which has been designed to complement this programme aiding participants to up skill personally and academically to progress their careers.

Objectives

This programme is targeted at areas of health service provision both public and private and in particular those with responsibility for health projects or who wish to upskill in order to be positioned to secure employment in the area of health project management in the future. Of significance is the online accessibility of the programme for those who are in fulltime employment and those seeking employment in this area.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirement for applicants:
Applications with a 2.2 Honours award in a relevant area of science, nursing other health disciplines may apply.
Applicants who do not meet this entry criterion but have significant industry/sector experiemence may be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Long Description

In May 2017, the Committee on the Future of Healthcare Slaintecare Report was published setting out a ten-year programme to transform health and social care services. The Slaintecare report and implementation strategy is underpinned by a committment to building a world-class health and social care service for the Irish people. This commitment is evidenced by a vast increase in the range of innovative and integrated projects across all health areas. In 2019, 122 health projects were funded under the 20 million Slaintecare Integration Fund with designated Project Leads/project Managers. Additionally, each Community Organizations and Hospital Group has an existing portfolio of health and social care projects with designated Project Leads. Although many of these individuals may be subject matter experts in their own clinical, administrative or managerial area, many have limited or no formal education in project management. To move from ideas, to the delivery of results, those leading and managing health projects, require formal education in project management methodology, frameworks and processes.
The establishment of the Programme Management Offices (PMO's) in each HSE Community Health Organizations and Acute Hospital Group, was the commencement of the process of building project management capacity among health workers and support designated Health Project Leads/Project Managers in the initiation, implementation and monitoring of health projects. They also provide introductory level project management training but are limited in terms of the numbers who can avail of the training and the capacity of the system to respond to the additional project management education and training needs of staff.
The design of this programme is based on consultation with the HSE and has evolved from the clear need for a formal education programme to build project management skills capacity right across the HSE, and the voluntary and community health and social care sector.

Why Choose This Course

In May 2017, the Committee on the Future of Healthcare Sláintecare Report was published setting out a ten-year programme to transform health and social care services. The Sláintecare report and implementation strategy is underpinned by a commitment to building a world-class health and social care service for the Irish people. This commitment is evidenced by a vast increase in the range of innovative and integrated projects in the areas of digital health, medicine, nursing and midwifery, health and welling, acute care, primary care, disability services, services for older persons, mental health services, emergency management, quality and patient safety, and human resources, in the statutory, voluntary and community sector. In 2019 122 health projects were funded under the €20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund. Designated Project Leads/Project Managers have been identified for the 122 Sláintecare Projects. Additionally, each Community Organization and Hospital Group has an existing portfolio of health and social care projects with designated Project Leads. Although many of these individuals may be subject matter experts in their own clinical, administrative or managerial area, many have limited or no formal education in project management. To move from ideas, to the delivery of results, those leading and managing health projects, require formal education in project management methodology, frameworks and processes. The establishment of the Programme Management Offices (PMOs) in each HSE Community Health Organization's and Acute Hospital Group, was the commencement of the process of building project management capacity among health workers. The PMOs in each Community Health areas and Hospital Group support designated Health Project Leads/Project Managers in the initiation, implementation and monitoring of health projects. They also provide introductory level project management training (ranging from ½ day workshops to 2 full days training) to some of those involved in leading and managing health projects. While the PMOs a valuable resource, they are limited in terms of the numbers who can avail of the training and the capacity of the system to respond to the additional project management education and training needs of staff. There is evidentially a clear need for a formal education programme to build project management skills capacity right across the HSE, and in the voluntary and community health and social care sector.

Career Opportunities

Digital Skills: Enable participants/students to utilise Project Management Software in the Initation, Planning, Execution and Monitoring of Health Projects.
Transversal Skills: Enable participants/students to apply project management and project leadership skills and knowledge to a broad range of occupations across the health sector both public and private, including both but not limited to: Primary Care, Mental Health, Health and Wellbeing, Social Care, Disability Services, ICT, Human Resources, Nursing and Midwifery Services, Emergency Management, Quality and Patient Safety etc.
Management and Leadership Skills: Enable patients/students to lead on strategical aligned innovations and service improvements in health and social care services.
Workplace of the Future: Enable participants/students to deliver high quality, safe and accessible health and social care services in line with Slaintecare, Healthy Ireland and the E-Health Strategy (Ireland).

Timetable Info

To be confirmed

Delivery Location

Lectures are delivered live online and recorded so that participants can listen to them at a time that suits them.

Delivery Notes

Online

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Jean Gilligan

Address

IT Sligo
Ash Lane
Sligo

Phone

+10719305835

Email

springboardadmissions@itsligo.ie

RPL Information

Applicants wishing to apply for RPL must indicate this on their Springboard application.

Application Procedures

All applicants hoping to avail of Springboard funding must apply directly through the Springboard platform www.springboardcourses.ie

Media
IT Sligo Online student experiences

Listen to some of IT Sligo's current and past online students talking about their experiences studying online.

https://www.itsligo.ie/success-stories/