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DN400
Medicine

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
6 Years
Duration of course
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730#*

2014 Points

730#*

Change from 2013: 

-17

Points History:

2013 - 747#
2012 - 745#*
2011 - #735
2010 - 725
2009 - #720
2008 - 570*
2007 - 570
2006 - 575*
2005 - 575*
2004 - 570*
2003 - 565*
2002 - 555*
2001 - 545*
2000 - 550

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The first year is a foundation year, covering biology, chemistry, physics and clinical science. Students then spend five years in two broad phases: pre-clinical and clinical study. Studies include patient-based teaching in small groups where students learn the necessary skills under the tuition of highly qualified clinical tutors.


 
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DN400 - Medicine
UCD (NUI)

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DN400 - Medicine
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Graduates qualify to pursue careers in general medical practice or post graduate specialist areas.



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