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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


Medical Laboratory Science - HND

Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Further Information...

This is a two year course leading to a Higher National Diploma in Applied Bioplogy awarded by the UK.

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Related Career Sectors...
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