Trinity College Dublin has launched a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation . Developed by Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace in collaboration with the School of Medicine and Health Innovation Hub Ireland, this Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation brings together the academic expertise with the entrepreneurial capacity of a world class innovation hub to deliver something truly unique. Graduates will develop entrepreneurial skills that can be applied across multiple aspects of healthcare innovation, from products and services to processes and systems. They will be given critical and lateral thinking skills to evaluate the social & economic value of new opportunities for innovation and the confidence to take ideas forward for funding and support and through to implementation.
Professor Dan Maher, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine says:
“At a national level, we often think of innovation being brought into the healthcare system from the outside. But more importantly, there is a need to foster and build innovation form within the healthcare delivery sector and to create ambassadors for continuous innovation into the future.”
Rapidly evolving technologies, an ageing population and economic challenges will all dramatically impact healthcare provision in the future. Innovation is needed to pave the way for more convenient and effective healthcare delivery and improved outcomes for patients. If you would like to play a part in Ireland’s healthcare innovation journey by putting ideas into action or becoming an ambassador for change, this course will equip you with the skills and confidence you need. On completing the course, you will be empowered to investigate a diverse range of innovation-related topics and act on opportunities in a variety of healthcare contexts.
Delivered online using Blackboard, Trinity’s Virtual Learning environment, this course will support flexibility in learning opportunities. Strong focus is placed on experiential and action-focused learning on the programme, which is taught via a combination of masterclasses, workshops and project-based learning. A part-time course run over 24 weeks with teaching two evenings a week, students are given the opportunity to develop new skills while continuing employment. Funded under the Government’s HEA Springboard+ programme, the course is free to eligible candidates.