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Catherine Day

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go, it doesnít mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well as a good proficiency is essential. Itís also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union. Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally even if you donít plan on working there forever. It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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GY502
Occupational Therapy

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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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4 Years
Duration of course
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515

2014 Points

515

Change from 2013: 

-5

Points History:

2013 - 520
2012 - 520*
2011 - 505
2010 - 500
2009 - 505*
2008 - 485*
2007 - 515
2006 - 500*
2005 - 505
2004 - 495*
2003 - 490

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Occupational therapy involves helping people to overcome difficulties, which may be the result of physical or mental illness, an accident or ageing. They work with clients to help them lead full and independent lives and, where possible, prevent disability.

This course has an intensive workload.


 
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GY502 - Occupational Therapy
NUI Galway

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GY502 - Occupational Therapy
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The occupational therapist assesses the physical, psychological and social functions of the individual, identifies areas of dysfunction and involves the individual in a structured programme of activity to overcome disability.



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