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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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.
The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.
As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.
Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.
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|Blackrock Further Education Institute|
|Dublin City University - DCU|
|Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College|
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|Pontifical University, St Patricks College - Postgraduate Open Evening|
|Friday 24 February|
|Limerick IT - LIT - IT Explore Day at LIT Thurles|
|Monday 27 February|
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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.
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.
A nutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and specific diets to designer foods, herbal products and processed foods such as cereals, soups and beverages which ultimately optimise health and nutrition.
The mission of this programme is to educate students in a comprehensive range of disciplines including scientific, technological and product development areas in order to meet with the requirements of the nutraceutical and functional food industries. Our goal is to teach our students fundamental science as it is applied to nutraceutical systems and to show its application to the solution of problems in food related health and nutrition.
|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.
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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A successful graduate of this programme will be qualified to enter a rewarding career in the food, pharmaceutical and emerging nutraceutical industries. The development of either nutraceutical or functional food products designed for optimal nutrition is key for health promotion and disease prevention.
Graduates will be suitably qualified to participate in nutraceutical research, innovative food product development and allied areas in these industries where there is a current and future need for such skilled graduates in Ireland and the EU.
Opportunities will exist for graduates to extend their education either through taught masters or research programmes leading to higher degrees which may open up greater career opportunities in this expanding area of Irish industry. Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of taught Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.
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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|
|Landscape Architect / Designer|
|Regulatory Affairs Specialist|
|Chemistry Laboratory Technician|
|Engineer - Biomedical|
|Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food|
|Engineer - Chemical|
|Engineer - Production & Process|
|Engineer - Sterilisation|
|Engineer - Test / Validation|
|Engineer - Urban Planning|
|Flavourist / Food Chemist|
|Food Safety Consultant|
|Materials Scientist / Technologist|
|QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst|
|Regulatory Affairs Manager|
|Regulatory Affairs Officer|
|Biological / Microbiological Scientist|