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Lisa Kelly

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Health Service Executive

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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.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics

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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Course Information

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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education

Science - Pre University


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

 
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Description...
The purpose of the course is to prepare learners for entry to first year of a degree course in science or a science-related field in a Higher Education Institution. The course is designed in particular for learners who may not have studied science previously and has a large emphasis on both theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary in Science.

 

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
Biology
Physics
Laboratory Skills
Chemistry
Mathematics
Communications
Work Experience

 

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.
Operations Research Analyst   Regulatory Affairs Specialist  
Biomedical Scientist   Engineer - Biochemical  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Engineer - Petroleum  
Geochemist   Toxicologist  
Geneticist   Chemistry Laboratory Technician  
Colour Technologist   Genetic Engineer  
Haematologist   Fragrance Chemist  
Medicinal Chemist   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Regulatory Affairs Manager   Analytical Chemist  
Pharmacologist   Engineer - Chemical  
Industrial Chemist   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst  
Chemist   Molecular Biologist  
Engineer - Production & Process    Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Biochemist   Biotechnologist  
Materials Technician   Metallurgist  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Pharmaceutical Technician  
Patent Examiner   Engineer - Photonics  
Financial Analyst   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Statistician / Statistician EU   Research Scientist  
Acoustics Physicist   Engineer - Nuclear  
Laser Physicist   Particle Physicist  
Computational Physicist   Astronomer / Astrophysicist  
Physicist   Scientist  
Engineer - Nanosystems   Science Communicator  
Mathematician   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Medical Physicist    

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.
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Earth Science & Environment
MedTech
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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