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Ejiro O'Hare Stratton

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

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I would advise having a degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Professional training in nursing is necessary in order to understand patient care and what standards are required to provide quality care in an acute hospital setting.

One would also have to understand the value of planning, implementing and evaluating work practices in order to get the best out of employees. The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative.

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Cavan Institute

Cavan Institute


 

Applied Science - Pharmacy Studies


Course Code(s):  5M3807 CI061PH
QQI Award Code:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Pharmacies also sell products such as baby care accessories, cosmetics, perfumes and health supplements. Sales of these products are becoming an increasingly important part of a pharmacys income and graduates of this course will be well placed to recommend and sell such products, having studied modules in customer service and beauty therapy as part of this course. As a pharmacy assistant, you will work as part of a team of health professionals in order to help customers achieve the best possible health outcomes.

Students of this course may also be offered the opportunity to complete the Medicine Counter Assistant award from the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU).

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Biology
Chemistry
Communications
Customer Service
Laboratory Skills
Word Processing
Mathematics
Microbiology
Retail Selling
Work Experience
Skin Care,
Eye Treatments and Make Up

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Regulatory Affairs Specialist   Geochemist  
Engineer - Petroleum   Engineer - Biochemical  
Biomedical Scientist   Chemistry Laboratory Technician  
Colour Technologist   Genetic Engineer  
Haematologist   Fragrance Chemist  
Medicinal Chemist   Flavourist / Food Chemist  
Regulatory Affairs Officer   Regulatory Affairs Manager  
Toxicologist   Engineer - Chemical  
Pharmacologist   Industrial Chemist  
Molecular Biologist   Chemist  
Engineer - Production & Process    Analytical Chemist  
Geneticist   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst  
Biological / Microbiological Scientist   Biotechnologist  
Biochemist   Materials Technician  
Metallurgist   Pharmaceutical Technician  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Consumer Scientist  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Medical & Healthcare
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M3807