00Modules Offered at MSc in Leadership l RCSI Institute of Leadership

Modules Offered

Modules

Semester 1 of MSc in Leadership 


Module 1: Developing and Demonstrating Personal Leadership Qualities(10 ECTS)

The aim of this module is to provide participants with a knowledge and understanding of how they can develop their competencies and capabilities to become an effective leader and manager through lectures, guest speakers, seminars, readings and assignments. In this module participants will develop an understanding developing and demonstrating personal leadership qualities, how to effectively manage one-self in order to understand how they can influence and persuade their team and those around them, and understand how their actions influence their ability to get things done. 


Module 2: Working with and Leading Others (10 ECTS)

In this module participants will develop an understanding of leading teams and how to ensure effectiveness and build rapport among team members. This learning will contribute to the advancement of skills and knowledge in building and developing effective work teams that are motivated and can achieve excellence in performance.


Module 3: Leading and Managing Services (10 ECTS)

This module provides participants with an understanding of the nature of service and the factors that contribute to excellence in leading and managing service in healthcare. Participants will develop anunderstanding of the healthcare structures and their competing demands, thedevelopment of a culture of service excellence, the various activities involvedin the analysis, formulation and implementation of strategic initiatives.


Semester 2 of MSc in Leadership


Module 4: Leading Innovation & Change (10 ECTS)

This module focuses on the models of change, recognising the key triggers of change, how to effectively lead and implement change and innovation in healthcare and overcome resistance to change. This learning will contribute to the advancement of skills and knowledge in understanding the need for change and the most effective strategies for the successful implementation of change and innovation.


Module 5: Strategic Planning and Implementation (10 ECTS)

This module introduces participants to the current strategies, practices as well as a selection of best practice frameworks, tools and techniques for strategic planning and implementation in healthcare. Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of the various activities involved in the analysis, formulation and implementation of strategic initiatives.


Module 6: Developing a Future Oriented Mindset (10 ECTS)

This module provides participants with competencies in the role of leadershipin healthcare by developing and future oriented mindset that develops tomorrowsleadership skills and qualities today. In this module participants will develop skills to lead and develop creative and collaborative working environments in a complex healthcare system. 


Semester 3 & 4

 

Module 7: Research Methods and Methodology (10 ECTS) 

This module provides participants with an in-depth knowledge of the principles of good research and recognition of the range of tools and concepts that are necessary in healthcare research. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to understand the use of and be able to use a range of methods and decide on appropriate research designs and methods to investigate their chosen research problems in innovation or change in healthcare.


Research Project: Leading and Innovation or Change Project & Action Learning Sets

In order to fulfill the requirements for a MSc degree, you must complete the seven modules outlined above and conduct a research project in your organisation. 

 

The project is assessed on the basis of three components: a project report, a project proposoal and a poster or defense presentation. 

 

Participants on our MSc programmes in the past have produced considerable developments in their organisations and many projects have resulted in significant improvements, substantial cost savings and publications in management journals.