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We have recently launched a number of new courses, which are currently open for booking.

We offer a diverse range of educational opportunities and we are continuing to develop new and innovative lifelong learning and professional development opportunities for healthcare professionals.

To book any of these courses, simply click on the link below.

If you need help booking onto courses, you can contact our Helpdesk on +353 1 8639 721 or email

Leading for Quality in Changing Times - National Conference

Wed 29 March 2017 | Approved for 6 CPD credits

We are delighted to present the inaugural Leading for Quality in Changing Times conference in association with the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).

ISQua is a global organisation whose origins date back to 1985. Their mission is to inspire and drive improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide through education and knowledge sharing, external evaluation, supporting health systems and connecting people through global networks. They achieve this through a global network that spans 100 countries and five continents.

You will have the opportunity to hear from our international experts including our latest speaker added to the programme Prof Cliff Hughes, Cardiothoracic Surgeon and previous CEO of the Clinical Excellence Commission. We will also hear from Mr Tony O'Brien the Director General for the Health Service Executive amongst other speakers listed below. Along with this we will have a number of project teams that have delivered amazing improvements for their services and postgraduate trainee's that are working on improvement projects at the moment.

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Presentation Skills

Tue 7 Mar 2017 | Approved for 6 CPD Credits

This highly engaging one-day workshop will cover the essential elements to consider before delivering a presentation, including preparation, delivering an engaging and well-pitched presentation, managing the audience, and closing a presentation effectively. The workshop is delivered via hands-on practice, and includes one-to-one feedback and support through small groups, to facilitate effective practice opportunities.

The workshop will equip you with a range of skills to build confidence, including practicing delivery techniques to help manage your nerves. It will also help you to develop and hone key skills, such as organising presentation topics in a sensible and prioritised manner, and working with time limitations, environment, and the audience. Learn the essential elements for delivering a great presentation!

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Quality Improvement in Action

Tue 21 Mar - Wed 28 Jun | Approved for 20 CPD Credits

Quality Improvement in healthcare is a science that uses sophisticated tools and techniques to systematically introduce and embed changes to healthcare delivery. A lot of the time, these changes are focused on improving a specific local service, such as reducing the average turnaround time in a hospital's Emergency Department.

This practical five-month course will equip you with foundational knowledge of quality improvement methodology. You will see how quality improvement theory and methodology can lead to tangible, measurable outcomes such as quicker access to care, fewer adverse events, cost-savings, reduced length of stay, and more prudent use of resources. During the course you will be required to carry out a quality improvement project in the workplace.

All healthcare professionals are welcome to attend.
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Doctor and trainee.

Practical Teaching Skills

Mon 3 - Wed 5 April 2017

Would you like to learn how to plan and deliver effective education sessions?

This practical course will help you plan and deliver effective and stimulating education sessions. The course is delivered by tutors with extensive experience in delivering training in a variety of settings. On completion of the course, you will be able to plan effective training sessions for trainee doctors, design learning objectives, understand different learning styles, and apply tools and techniques to increase knowledge and skills transfer. Throughout the course, you will receive critical appraisal and feedback.

All healthcare professionals are welcome to attend.

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Decision Making Skills

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Do you sometimes find yourself unable to make a decision, lose confidence in your judgement or abilities, or rush into making ill-informed decisions? Would you like to train yourself to make good decisions quickly?

This one day workshop will help you make good decisions quickly using a methodical, best-practice approach. The aim of this workshop is to provide you with tools and techniques that you can use when approaching decisions at work or at home. You will learn about common pitfalls in decision making, how personality impacts decision making Identifying resources when faced with insufficient information, and equip you with tools and techniques to help with current decisions in your life and work.

This workshop is suitable for all doctors.

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Practical Measurement for Improvement

Mon 8 May - Tue 9 May 2017 | Approved for 12 CPD credits

Eager to deliver improvements to patient care but never had so many constraints on your time to do so?

Develop the skills to analyse healthcare data and the confidence to present your findings in an powerful way on this practical two-day course. The course is designed to bring healthcare professionals who are new to measurement up to speed quickly and to provide those with experience in measurement the opportunity to stretch their skills further using a range of data based case studies.

You will learn how to analyse the quality and effectiveness of patient care objectively and deliver the case for change clearly, briefly and with impact.

The course is suitable for people leading and managing services as well as those delivering quality improvement projects.

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Conflict Resolution

Tue 16 May 2017 09:00 - 17:00 | Approved for 6 CPD credits

Confrontations and conflicts in the workplace, at home or in your personal relationships, are difficult to completely avoid. Whenever people from diverse backgrounds work together, there are bound to be differences of opinion, miscommunication, and unwelcome criticism even out-and-out confrontations.

In this solution-based interactive one day workshop, you'll learn proven tactics to help you defuse volatile situations and remain in control when tempers flare and emotions overheat.

This course is particularly helpful to those who wish to enhance their communication skills when strong emotions get in the way, would normally avoid conflicts and confrontation, or feel the need to confront without compromising relationships with others.

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