RCSI - Institute of Leadership

Develop your healthcare leadership and management capability with an internationally recognised Master�s Degree in Dubai

In this world of rapidly advancing knowledge it is important to keep up to date with the latest developments and be in a position to make your healthcare organisation more agile in an increasingly competitive environment.

To this end, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)-Dubai Institute of Leadership is offering two Master's Degree courses in Dubai . a Master's Degree in Health Management and a Master's Degree in Health Quality and Safety. The courses are designed to accommodate busy healthcare professionals and are a blend of online study and attendance at RCSI-Dubai in Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai Healthcare City.

The courses are internationally recognised and accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in the UAE and the National University of Ireland. The Master's Degree programmes are the only UAE-based Level 9 programmes of their kind, accredited by the CAA.

Prospective candidates should be degreed healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and those in allied healthcare professions. Candidates should have a GPA (grade point average) score of 3 on a 4-point scale.

RSCI have been running these courses in Dubai since 2005 and longer in Bahrain. As such they are well tuned to the specific nuances and requirements of Middle East culture. �

"We think it is extremely important that healthcare professionals be involved in management and leadership in healthcare organisations . and these courses provide the necessary preparation for these roles," said Ciaran O'Boyle, Director of the Institute of Leadership at RCSI. "Our mission is to develop healthcare professionals' leadership and management capability as well as that of their organisations.�"

"Since we�'ve been running these courses, we have graduated 550 healthcare professionals in the Middle East - most of whom have been promoted in their organisations soon after completing the course . and have Medical Education gone on to make significant and beneficial changes to their organisations.�"

The Master�'s Degree courses are run over two years. The fi rst year comprises six modules requiring four days in class for each module . 24 days in the year. The rest of the course is completed online. In the second year, students are required to complete a 'change project' requiring only 7 days in class during the course of the year. The 'change project' can be implemented in conjunction with the organisation where they work. �

"We can take 40 students a year on each programme. Interestingly, over the past few years we have seen an increasing number of applications from pharmacists," said O'Boyle. He added that they plan to expand capacity to accommodate more students. "Next year we will be adding an additional course . a Master's Degree in Healthcare Leadership,�" he said.


Date of upload: 22nd May 2017

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