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Fintan O'Brien

Business Analyst

Coillte

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DT422
Pharmaceutical Healthcare

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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
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395

2013 Points

395

Change from 2012: 

30

Points History:

2013 - 365
2012 - 345
2011 - 315
2010 - 315
2009 - 305
New in 2009

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The aim of the Pharmaceutical Healthcare course is to produce graduates that are capable of making a significant contribution to the operation of the pharmaceutical industry.


 
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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.

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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

 5 Distinctions from the following modules:

  • C20006 or 5N2746
  • C20011 or 5N2747
  • D20022
  • C20139 or 5N1833
  • C20041 or 5N0737
  • C20024 or 5N5245
  • C20140 or 5N2006
  • C20048 or 5N1460
  • B20029 or 5N2066
  • D20127
  • D20001 or 5N0749
  • C20033 or 5N2751
  • C20049 or 5N2528
  • D20165 or 5N1794


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The career opportunities are in the pharmaceutical and allied healthcare sectors. Ireland has one of the largest concentrations of pharmaceutical companies in the world. In addition, a number of related industries in areas such as chemicals supply, clinical trials, sales etc. support this pharmaceutical presence. The graduate training is broad and allows access to all these high skills areas.



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