Course Overview

This module aims to enable the student to examine the International drive for improving quality, safety and governance within healthcare systems. The management of quality through the various stages of the quality management cycle, from needs to analysis as well as audit and evaluation will be explored with an emphasis on governance, leadership and quality improvement approaches.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.


Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

This module is assessed through coursework assignment. It consists of lectures, workshops, discussion-groups, group work, presentations and seminars. 




Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


  • Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register
    (for those required to register with a professional body)

Be currently employed in healthcare or social care either in: clinical or social care practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

Applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

  • International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Academic Test is required.

Additional Requirements


One Semester (Sept-Dec)

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date
NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

Blended Learning (e-learning and four days college attendance).

ECTS weighting



Stand Alone Module: Quality and Healthcare Management


Course code

Course Outline

Online Induction Days begining the week Monday 14th September 2020.
Attendance Days:

  • Thursday 15th October 2020
  • Thursday 5th November 2020
  • Thursday 19th November 2020
  • Thursday 3rd December 2020

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

The Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies delivers a number of stand alone modules which address issues of interest to all health and social care professionals. Credits attained can be accumulated over a 2-3-year timeframe and put towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/ Professional Studies). The modules are delivered in a flexible manner to accommodate the learning requirements of busy healthcare professionals. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€800 (2020/2021)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU


Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility


Find out More

Dympna O’ Connell
Course Co-ordinator
School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
T: +353 (0)71 9135611