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AS052
Health and Disability Studies

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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 degree will explore health in its broadest sense, examining not only the concepts and determinants of health & wellbeing but also the attitudes of society towards health and how health maintenance can be supported.

The concepts that underpin our understanding of disability and how we as a society respond to disabled people are examined. It is envisaged that students completing this programme would be ideally suited to contribute to the development, planning and delivery of excellent services in these fields.


 
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AS052 - Health and Disability Studies
St. Angela's College Sligo

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AS052 - Health and Disability Studies
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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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ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development

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Distinctions in five modules

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This degree programme will offer a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates will have the requisite knowledge and transferable skills to work in areas of health or disability at the individual, group or community level. They may pursue a career in the public service, voluntary/statutory agencies or  in the private sector.

The Disability Act (2005) makes provision for improved access to public services, by people with disabilities. It is envisaged that students completing this degree would be ideally suited to work in the planning/development/delivery of various division of health and disability service.



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