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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 Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
|A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?
An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.
Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.
One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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Postgraduate courses allow learners to develop their knowledge of a subject to the maximum levels possible, or develop specific skills and expertise in addition to their undergraduate area of study.
Masters degrees and post-graduate diplomas are awarded at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Master degrees in Ireland typically last one (taught courses) or two (research based) years, while Postgraduate diplomas are typically one year.
Doctoral and higher doctorate awards are awarded at Level 10 on the NFQ, and may last several years.
Postgraduate awards are much sought after in the workplace, as candidates have typically developed advanced analytical and systems skills in their chosen career area. Occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Examples include librarians, lawyers, many medical specialists, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, treasurers, and most scientists.
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|*||Not all on this points score were offered places|
Students take courses in a range of areas including biology, physiology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, physical pharmacy and pharmacognosy, among others. In the final year, you will undertake a research project and also prepare a dissertation on an aspect of pharmacy practice linked to a community, hospital, or industry option of your choice. From 2015 onwards, this is a 5 year programme leading to an MPharm (Pharmacy) Level 9 Degree. Year 5 is NOT funded under the HEA Free Fees Initiative - candidates will be liable for fees.
|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
Leads to career as community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, or industrial pharmacist in the pharmaceutical, chemical or biotechnological sector in research, quality control, production, marketing or regulatory affairs.
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
|Patent Agent / Attorney|
|Manager - Hospital / Healthcare|
|Production Manager - Manufacturing|
|QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Manager|
|Chemistry Laboratory Technician|
|Clinical / Medical Technologist|
|Dentist - General|
|Doctor / GP|
|Engineer - Biomedical|
|Engineer - Chemical|
|Engineer - Production & Process|
|Engineer - Sterilisation|
|Engineer - Test / Validation|
|Flavourist / Food Chemist|
|Materials Scientist / Technologist|