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Clinical Leadership

Healthcare leadership and management

Why Clinical Leadership?

The Professional Diploma in Clinical Leadership is a unique healthcare management course designed to foster collaborative learning among multidisciplinary health professionals. The principles of clinical leadership are taught using best-in-class international approaches from emerging disciplines such as positive psychology and positive organisational scholarship.

This course is suitable for clinicians, interdisciplinary health and social care professionals, healthcare managers and administrators, and those working in the wider healthcare sector who wish to develop their leadership and management capabilities and take the next step in their career.


Follow in the path of former students who have embraced 230 years of teaching excellence. Driven by the promise of 'leading the world to better health', RSCI has been at the forefront of international healthcare education since our establishment in 1784, and we have a worldwide reputation for delivering excellent Undergraduate and Postgraduate health professions education.

RCSI's singular healthcare focus is evident through all our Postgraduate programmes, offering innovative, insight-rich and immersive development opportunities for both current and future leaders in healthcare.

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Achille Mastrosimone

"What I really liked about the course was the ability of the faculty to be professional and informal at the same time, I felt part of a team since day one, despite the virtual nature of the course."

Achille Mastrosimone, Consultant General Surgeon

“What I particularly enjoyed was the traditional learning in small groups where peers from different specialities would share their leadership experience. This was made possible with the seamlesss virtual platform provided by RCSI.”

Grace Chan, Clinical Microbiologist Specialist Registrar
Frank O'Leary

"As a result of this programme, I feel more confident when taking up leadership or management roles within healthcare. I am better equipped to lead multidisciplinary team meetings and online clinical discussion groups."

Frank O'Leary, General Practitioner