Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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SG447
Health Science and Physical Activity

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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 programme aims to produce graduates with a strong academic base in health science disciplines related to physical activity and exercise, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in a variety of settings, with numerous specialist populations and on a broad spectrum of topics

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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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The programme is specifically designed for students who wish to advance themselves in the important area of the health sciences with specific focus on specialist physical activity-related skills and knowledge. Graduates will also be competent is a wide range of public health and health promotion related areas. This course is designed to help students pursue careers within the following sectors: Physical Activity Promotion Health promotion Public health Physical activity specialists across the physical activity spectrum Exercise / Sport / Fitness industry related work including sports development Exercise Physiology Testing Exercise / Physical Activity prescription Health Related Research Population Health with specific focus on Physical Activity Health Settings related work Health Improvement Epidemiology Health Policy Development / Planning Implementation /Evaluation of Health related initiatives within the private, public or non-profits sectors. 



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