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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

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DC209
Health and Society

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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
Duration of course
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435

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435

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+20

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


Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions


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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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