Short Course Online Blended

Clinical Leadership (Online) (Dublin Campus)

RCSI Institute of Leadership

9 months
5750 EUR/full
5750 EUR/full
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The Professional Diploma in Clinical Leadership (Online) (Dublin Campus) programme at RCSI Institute of Leadership is a unique interdisciplinary specialist postgraduate programme designed for busy healthcare professionals who wish to develop their leadership skills. 


Meet your immediate leadership development needs and those of your healthcare organisation with this innovative programme, designed to foster collaborative learning among multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals.

This evidence-based, innovative Professional Diploma in Clinical Leadership (Online) (Dublin Campus) programme at RCSI Institute of Leadership incorporates best-in-class international thinking derived from advances in positive psychology and positive organisational scholarship and is delivered in a format blending online content, onsite sessions and interactive webinars to offer a collaborative and supported student experience.

Learning outcomes

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Analyse and discuss clinical leadership and management models in a healthcare setting.
  • Reflect on the feedback from your psychometric profile and how this information can inform and allow you to be a more effective clinic leader.
  • Critically and systematically analyse healthcare case studies and apply this learning to your own organisation.
  • Discuss the importance of developments in positive leadership and how these develop a resilient strengths-based approach to maintaining a positive outlook to your clinical leadership role.
  • Analyse the roles of team members in a clinical team and how they can influence performance outcomes.
  • Apply the basic principles of management accounting, budgeting and activity-based costing.
  • Discuss the importance of building and maintaining relationships across boundaries and maintaining networks for effective clinical leadership.
  • Apply and effectively manage a performance management system using a coaching methodology.
  • Critically evaluate and apply team effectiveness in relation to healthcare outcomes.
  • Critically debate change management theories and the challenges they present for clinical leaders.
  • Evaluate quality improvement methodologies/measures and demonstrate how they can impact healthcare delivery and outcomes.
  • Critically discuss the principles and implementation of a patient safety culture and outcomes.
  • Develop and present an evidence based business case for a change or quality improvement in their clinical setting.


Accredited by the National University of Ireland (NUI)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Clinical Leader 
  • Leading People and Managing Resources in the Clinical Context 
  • Leading Change and Quality Improvement in Health Services

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are received up to 11 months before the next intake. You are advised to apply early.




Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants should hold a primary degree and be working in the healthcare sector. As there is an emphasis on clinical leadership, ideally applicants should be working in a clinical setting.
  • For applicants who don’t hold a primary degree, there is a recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway outlined below.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5750 EUR for the full programme during 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5750 EUR for the full programme during 9 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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