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If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed. 

So I would say you need to be able to push  yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.
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Monaghan Institute

Monaghan Institute


 

Food Science & Health and Nutrition Studies


Course Code:  5M5267 STE4
Award Code(s):  5M5267
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course has been designed to prepare learners with the knowledge, practical skills and the experience required to gain employment in the growing food industry. In addition, the course can serve as a means of upskilling for those already employed in this sector.

This course will focus on a range of subjects relevant to employment in the field of food science and health. Subjects like Food Processing, Microbiology, Food Chemistry and Food Safety & HACCP will provide the learner with a solid foundation in applications within the food industry.

 

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.

Food Processing
Microbiology
Food Chemistry
Laboratory Skills
Nutrition
Biology
Food Safety and HACCP
Communications
Work Experience

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Word Processing
Chemistry
Mathematics
Occupational First Aid

 

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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.
Agricultural Officer   Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food  
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Horticultural Scientist   Agricultural Scientist  
Brewer   Arborist  
Dairy Industry Scientist   Cartographer   
Forester - Professional   Farm Manager  
Farmer - Dairy   Groundsperson  
Horticultural Manager   Agricultural Inspector  
Hazardous Waste Specialist   Conservation Officer - Nature  
Baker/Confectioner   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Environmental Technician   Timber Technologist  

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.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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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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