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TA315
DNA and Forensic Analysis

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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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This programme will provide graduates with a broad knowledge and understanding of the core biological, and chemical sciences. Practical and problem solving skills will be developed in the laboratory in pharmaceutical, biological and chemical & forensic analysis. Students will also develop both theoretical understanding and practical skills in DNA fingerprinting technology.

The programme will provide graduates with the requisite multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to work effectively as analysts in the Biotechnology, Healthcare Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Forensic based laboratories.


 
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TA315 - DNA and Forensic Analysis
IT Tallaght

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TA315 - DNA and Forensic Analysis
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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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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science

Essential Module Requirements:

CASLT/5M3807C20139or5N1833or LCE Maths
CASFX/5M5267-C20139or5N1833or LCE Maths and eitherC20006or5N2746orC20048or5N1460

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The programme will provide graduates with the requisite multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to work effectively as analysts in the Biotechnology, Healthcare Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Forensic based laboratories.





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