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Programme Overview

This programme, developed by Dublin Academic Medical Centre (DAMC) clinicians in partnership with Smurfit Executive Development, provides doctors with relevant management language, tools and best practices, and focuses on practical skill development through highly-interactive discussions, role-plays and simulations.

Participants will learn to understand key business management principles, practices and tools in relation to healthcare dynamics, financial management and leadership. Learning outcomes include increased managerial effectiveness through the application of theoretical knowledge and practice, and the evaluation and appraisal of financial data to improve service development and efficiency.

Key Details

September 2019

Next Intake



6 Days


Certificate (NFQ Level 9)


The Smurfit Experience

Padhraig O’Loughlin MD MRCS, SpR in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown

A thoroughly enjoyable, and broad, especially in the context of a commitment of 6 days, introduction, to topics eminently relevant to healthcare management. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course. It was delivered by an excellent cadre of lecturers extremely well-versed in their respective topics.

Dr. Shawgi Izzeldin, Surgical Registrar, SIVUH, Cork

I would highly recommend this course for those seeking relevant knowledge and skills in healthcare and self-management. It addressed all my expectations regarding Healthcare Management.

Dr. Ike Foster Onwuchekwa, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mater Hospital

The programme was excellent. It addressed all my expectations regarding Healthcare Management. It was very practical and this made it easy to grasp. I would highly recommend it to doctors of various grades.

Module Dates




Module 1

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019

Delivering a Service & Negotiation

Module 2

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019

Change Management & Self-Management

Module 3

Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December 2019

Business Management Fundamentals
Business Planning




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