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Yvonne Brady

HR Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Yvonne Brady
I would strongly recommend a career in HR specifically in hospitality. It is a flexible career with lots of options and opportunities to travel. A qualification in HRM is a good start and gaining work experience is really important. 

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Medical Technology (Moylish Park)

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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.

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The course will allow the learner to combine a knowledge of relevant science disciplines and electrical/electronic and automation principles with the specific knowledge required for medical applications of technology as an integral member of the healthcare/engineering team. Learners will gain hands-on experience in the methods, instrumentation and work practices employed in healthcare sectors during a work placement. 

Emergency First Responder (EFR) training and Fundamental Medical Care Principles & Ethics are provided as an integrated part of the programme. Learners who choose the Year 3 Elective 1 option will be fully prepared to take the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Exams. 

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LC268 - Medical Technology (Moylish Park)
Limerick IT

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LC268 - Medical Technology (Moylish Park)
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• Medical Technologist
• Medical instrumentation maintenance, preparation and set-up
• Electrical & Automation Maintenance & Diagnostics.
• Process/Automation Technician (Biomedical Industries).
• Certification and regulation. 
• Diagnostic imaging technology management.
• Dialysis technology management.
• Independent service provider.
• Technical sales, service and support.
• Emergency First Responder/Emergency Medical Technician.

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