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Health Services Supervisory Management

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Marino College of Further Education

Marino College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4978
QQI Award Code 6M4978 Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course will enable potential students to acquire the knowledge skills and competencies required to work independently and undertake supervisory management or practice management roles in a wide range of health service settings and provide enhanced opportunities for progression in Healthcare employment.

What will you Study?

Team Leadership (6N1948)
Work Experience (6N1946)
Conflict Management (6N2775)
Word Processing (6N4977)
Health Promotion (6N2214)
Community Care Supervision (6N4447)
Gerontology (6N3748)









Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M4978

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Further Research

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Related Career Sectors

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