Health Services Policy

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Health Services Policy
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 56613 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (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 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Application Deadline: September 2022.

By Email (preferred method)
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Duration One academic year.

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 €1,750 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments.
Entry Requirements Students should possess the Certificate in Health Services.
Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland.
Place on NFQ: Level 6 (Special Purpose Award).
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
This programme has been designed as a development of and a follow-up to the Certificate in Health Services. Students must have successfully completed the Certificate programme before gaining entry onto this Diploma. The Diploma is des...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The programme is delivered through three core blocks that deepen students’ understanding of health policy within the Irish health system.

Introduction to Health Policy:
Students are introduced to frameworks for exploring and analysing health ...

Assessment Method Students complete written assignments and sit a final examination.
Careers or Further Progression Progression
Participants who successfully complete the Diploma programme may advance to year 2 of the BA (Hons) (Healthcare Management) on completion of a bridging course.
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