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Moyne College

Moyne College

Nursing Studies - Community Care - Healthcare Support


Course Code:  5M4349 5M2786 5M4339
Award Code(s):  5M4349 5M2786 5M4339
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Students choose their area of interest and choose module combinations that lead to their chosen major award in either Nursing Studies or Community Care or Healthcare Support. Modules involve practical demonstrations in Nursing Theory and Practice with a qualified Nursing tutor. These courses are a recognised stepping stone to advance onto Nursing and Applied Social Studies in Universities/Institutes of Technology.

 

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.

Anatomy & Physiology
Safety & Health at Work
Nursing Theory & Practice
Care Provision and Practice
Human growth & Development
Work Experience
Communications
Word Processing
Nutrition
Occupational First Aid
Care Support
Care Skills

 

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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.
Medical & Healthcare
Social & Caring
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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DCHSN 

5M4349 

DCHCC 

5M2786 

DHSXX 

5M4339 


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