This programme will provide experienced healthcare professionals with practical experience of leading and managing a change project within a dynamic healthcare environment within their own organisation
Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare (Green Belt). NFQ Level: 8; ECTS credits: 10. Module Places: 28
The module is based on our experience of implementing Lean Six Sigma in healthcare and utilises real case studies and examples. The approach focuses on healthcare-specific examples to demonstrate Lean tools and techniques. This enables the student to lead on Lean Six Sigma initiatives within their own healthcare organisation.
The training is delivered in UCD Health Sciences.
The module is delivered through workshops, clinical placements and reference site visits. Academic assessment is by individual and group assignments. Full support and coaching is provided by our Black Belt team in delivering a Lean healthcare-based project.
Healthcare professionals who have completed the Fundamentals of Lean (White Belt) with the Mater Lean Academy or another provider. The applicant will register as a UCD student.
Requirements to successfully complete the Green Belt programme:
Programme attendance dates are on the application form
On completion of the UCD/Mater Lean Academy Green Belt Programme, the student will receive a UCD/Mater Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for healthcare with Academic Award (10 ECTS credits, NFQ level 8)
On completion the student will:
The Mater Lean Academy and UCD Green Belt is a pathway to further study with UCD Health Systems. Upon completion of your studies with the Academy, you may choose to use your academic credit toward a Professional Certificate or an MSc
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For information on Programmes, see here:
- Mater Lean Academy, Transformation Office, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St., Dublin 7
- Tel: - Tel: +353-1-8607729
- Email: - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Green Belt Programme commences May 2018, applications will open March 2018
Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. .
Considering signing up to the Green Belt Programme? Roll your sleeves up and get ready for a hands-on, thought provoking, action-filled Lean adventure! Although the journey is short, its full of new knowledge, animation, and above all, networking and inter-disciplinary learning.
The skills, knowledge and confidence I have gained from the Lean project has enabled me to appreciate my role and the role of multi-disciplinary teams in managing change in an increasingly challenging healthcare environment. The course empowers you as an individual to know you are helping generate and manage sustainable patient-centred improvements that make a difference in the quality of care for patients. This course is a great engine for both personal and professional development-I can’t recommend it highly enough!
The Lean Green belt programme has been an excellent asset to me and one that I can use within my current role on a daily basis within the Mater hospital. It has given me the confidence that change is possible and that through using Lean methodologies we can improve and sustain the quality of care for patients and improve our overall work environment
The Green Belt run by the Mater Lean Academy and UCD is an excellent opportunity to obtain recognised quality improvement training which is tailored to the pace of staff working in active healthcare roles. The chance to work on meaningful Healthcare projects with the availability of expertise to steer project development makes this course unique
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt has been a great experience. I started out the programme with a basic understanding of Lean terminology and concepts and finished with a good knowledge of how adopt Lean practices in every day working. The mix of academic and project based learning is an excellent approach and provides an immediate opportunity to take what you learn in the classroom directly to the shop-floor.
The Mater Lean Academy Green Belt Programme in association with UCD presents a fantastic opportunity to learn about Lean systems and methodologies. As well as learning further Lean theories we have also had an opportunity to work on a Green Belt project as part of a team. This has been of great benefit to see the theories learned put into practice and see the impact first hand of implementing Lean systems on a process
Lean training has provided me and my department with many practical tools for identifying waste and variation within a process and eliminating or reducing these. This promotes refinement and consistency of practise, concepts which are extremely important in the modern health service