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Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

PharmaChemical Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
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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Course Code:
DC209
Title:
Health and Society
College:
DCU
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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You should be interested in health issues and especially in the idea of health action: in doing something with a view to some positive health outcome. Also, you should be keen to work with others, ready to challenge and be challenged and willing to work hard.



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The course leads to entry routes into a variety of professions - like speech therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and health promotion - and the B.Sc. in Health and Society will provide a highly suitable basis for this kind of further study

 

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