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Rachel Berry

Pharmacist

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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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LY847
Veterinary Nursing

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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The degree in Veterinary Nursing is a novel and exciting area for potential graduates. It is a multi-disciplined course providing learners with surgical, clinical and nursing skills alongside business skills to provide the practice with the required management/veterinary nursing skills that many practices are seeking in a veterinary nurse. The programme will also contribute to the academic and professional development of veterinary nurses so that they will make an enhanced contribution to the care of animals.

A new, one year, add-on, honours degree in Animal and Behavioural Science is now available for those who successfully complete this level 7 degree.


 
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LY847 - Veterinary Nursing
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LY847 - Veterinary Nursing
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare

Essential Module Requirements:

Three Distinctions to include:
C20006 or 5N2746


Plus at least two from the following three:
C20152 or 5N0753
C20153 or 5N0750
G20001 or 5N0690

(2 places)

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Currently and for the foreseeable future employment prospects for veterinary nurses are good.



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