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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

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DT229
Clinical Measurement Science

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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
4 Years
Duration of course
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460

2014 Points

460

Change from 2013: 

10

Points History:

2013 - 450
2012 - 440
2011 - 410
2010 - 395
2009 - 340
2008 - 315
2007 - 240
2006 - 310
2005 - 350
2004 - 285
2003 - 300
2002 - 300

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This course trains students to carry out technical based diagnostic measurements in the areas of cardiology, neurophysiology, pulmonary function, gastrointestinal studies and vascular measurements.

The course will include 25 weeks of hospital internship in the third year, each student spending a period of five weeks working in each discipline.


 
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In this unique programme students learn to measure and image the physiological activity of the human body and to provide diagnostic information to Medical Staff. It is not necessary to have done physics prior to entry.

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DT229 - Clinical Measurement Science
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DT229 - Clinical Measurement Science
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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 which must include C20139 or 5N1833 or LCE Maths at OB3


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Most graduates find employment within the health service in Ireland, and to date employment rates have been good. There are also employment opportunities in the medical equipment area.



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