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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 

Health Service Skills (Physiotherapy Assistant)


Course Code:  5M3782
Award Code(s):  5M3782
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This full time Level 5 Health Service Skills - Physiotherapy Assistant's course is designed for graduates of the course to work with Chartered Physiotherapist in their day-to-day work.

You will assist Physiotherapists to restore well-being to people following injury, pain or disability. Patients could range from very young children to older people, and could be inpatients from any department of a hospital or outpatients. As a Physiotherapy Assistant you will work to a therapy programme created by a physiotherapist and support the patients to improve their mobility.

 

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

Care support
Infection and control
Work Experience
Teamworking
Physiotherapy Assistance Practice
Physiotherapy Assistance Therapy
Anatomy and Physiology
Massage
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Theory

 

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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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.
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Progression Routes

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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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