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SG436
Biomedical Science

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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 course gives graduates contemporary skills in biomedical science, making them highly employable in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries in Ireland and abroad. It also delivers an in-depth knowledge of industrial design and processes. Innovative teaching methods are used on the programme, including the use of social networking, game based learning, industrial workshops and visits to target industries and employers. We also recognise the importance of transferrable skills such as data presentation, information sourcing and scientific technical writing.


 
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SG436 - Biomedical Science
IT Sligo

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SG436 - Biomedical Science
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or LCE Maths

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Graduates are well placed to enter a variety of different positions in industry and their overall employability is enhanced. Graduates can expect exciting and diverse careers within multi-national and indigenous Irish companies in sectors which are predicted to undergo rapid expansion over the next 10 years. Graduates will be working at the forefront of biomedical science technologies.



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