Health Services

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Health Services
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 56568 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September/ October 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Application Deadline: September 2022.

By Email (preferred method)
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Duration One academic year.

This programme is delivered through a blend of scheduled webinars/seminars and online resources.

Delivery Method:
The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend classroom-based seminars and are supported in their studies by various online resources and bespoke course material.
Course Fee €1,450 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants Require:
1. Leaving Certificate (examination from 2017 onwards): Candidates must obtain a pass in at least six subjects accepted for NUI matriculation purposes, with at least Grade H5 in two subjects on the Higher Level and at least Gr...

Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland.
Place on NFQ: Level 6 (Special Purpose Award).
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
This programme offers students a comprehensive overview of the Irish health service, relevant legislation, and the current issues and policies affecting the health system. Students will obtain up-to-date knowledge and a practical under...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Programme Content
The programme is delivered through three core blocks which provide a comprehensive overview of the current health system.

The Historical Development of the Irish Health System:
Students learn about how the Irish system has dev...

Assessment Method Students complete written assignments and sit a final examination.
Careers or Further Progression Progression
Students can continue their studies with the Diploma in Health Services Policy.
Further Enquiries All Correspondence and enquiries should be address to:
Undergraduate Office,
Whitaker School of Government and Management,
Institute of Public Administration,
57-61 Lansdowne Road,
Dublin 4.

Phone: +353 (01) 240 3600