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Michael Bohane

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PharmaChemical Ireland

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LC266
Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis

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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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290

2015 Points r2

290

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+15

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This course takes a detailed look at Irelands most successful the drug and medicinal products sector, and develops learners skills in the areas most required for this leading industry.

There is a six-month placement in the third year of the program to provide valuable work experience in the sector.


 
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LC266 - Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis
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LC266 - Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of course suggestions from the same career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions


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Scientist jobs in the area of

  • Research (researching new drugs, medicinal products and medical devices for an expanding market),
  • Development (developing new production methods, synthesis routes streamlining process for products currently being produced),
  • Testing (using state of the art equipment to test lifesaving drugs and medical devices).
  • Other opportunities exist in Consultancy, Technical services, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Laboratory Management.



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