Develop process improvement, leadership, research and project management skills to drive the changes necessary for a successful Lean healthcare transformation within your organisation
The programme is designed to prepare students to Black Belt level so they can implement Lean in a healthcare organisation. It lays the groundwork for Lean Six Sigma healthcare transformation by training the student to research, implement and lead change in an organisation and in Black Belt theory and application.
The training is delivered over a calendar year in the UCD Health Science Building.
The Programme is delivered through face-to-face lectures, online components, clinical placements and reference site visits. Academic assessment is by a variety of academic assignments, presentations and the development of a Black Belt project from Define to Control Phase (DMAIC). Full support and coaching for the project is provided by our Black Belt team.
Healthcare professionals must have completed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Programme at NFQ Level 8 with the Mater Lean Academy or another accredited provider. Applicants must provide evidence that they are an active Lean Practitioner and must have the support of their Senior Line manager. The applicant will register as a UCD student.
Twenty-four days attendance in UCD and onsite Black Belt supervision. Dates are specified on the application form. Assessment dates will be notified separately
On completion the student will be able to:
The Mater Lean Academy Fundamentals of Lean (White Belt) and UCD Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma for healthcare (Green Belt) Programmes are the pathway to the Graduate Diploma (Black Belt).
For information on the Fundamentals of Lean Programme, see here
For information on the Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for healthcare Programme, see here
On completion of the Programme, the student will receive a Graduate Diploma in Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare with Black Belt -Academic Award (60 ECTS credits; NFQ level 9).
Please address any queries on fees for the Graduate Diploma in Lean Six Sigma to:
- Mater Lean Academy, Transformation Office, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St., Dublin 7
- Tel: +353-1-8607729
- Email: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Graduate Diploma (Black Belt) commences September 2018. Applications will open June 2018
Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.
Complete the application form and email your completed application to email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to: Vanessa Kelly, Transformation Office, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7
The Black Belt Programme is a unique opportunity to obtain a recognised qualification in Lean in Healthcare. The programme was challenging and very rewarding as I gained an in-depth knowledge on Lean Six Sigma methodologies and undertook research on implementing change. The mix of academic and project based learning offers a real opportunity to put your new skills to the test. Since completing the programme last year, I have since taken up a new post as a Lean Black Belt Facilitator and am truly enjoying my new role.
Participation in the UCD Graduate Diploma in Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt) programme has substantially improved my understanding of Lean Six-Sigma and service improvement. Since completion, the programme has afforded me daily with the knowledge, skills and tools to enable me to carry out a leadership role when assessing with a team the large-scale problems at hand. The confidence I gained from the programme has assisted the my facilitating and leading a multi-disciplinary team in systematically removing non value add healthcare waste and reducing variation in some very complex problems. All skills learnt in the classroom were easily translatable to hospital life and I thoroughly enjoyed listening and participating with my fellow healthcare leaders in the classroom.