Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Karl Curran from Insurance to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Karl Curran

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  Karl Curran
I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!
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CK706
Public Health

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
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The BSc Public Health offers an integrated learning experience in an interdisciplinary setting. It provides training in the range of skills involved in keeping people healthy and preventing disease, including: assessing health and wellbeing of populations, investigating complex public health problems such as obesity and HIV/AIDS, assessing the health impact of policy at local, national and global level, communicating effectively with colleagues in public health and the wider health system, as well as with society at large. The BSc Public Health in UCC is the only undergraduate degree in public health in Ireland. 

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DCHXX    ?

Essential Module Requirements:
5M5267 / 5M3807 - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES; CASFX - FOOD SCIENCE; CASLT - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include:


5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N0556 or 6N3395 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics

5N2746 - Biology
or 5N0737 - Microbiology
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
or 5N1460 - Physics
or C20006 - Biology
or C20041 - Microbiology
or C20011 - Chemistry
or C20048 - Physics


5M4339 - HEALTHCARE SUPPORT; 5M4349 - NURSING STUDIES; 5M4468 - COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES; DCHSN - NURSING STUDIES; DCHSX - COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES; DCHXX
Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include:


5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or O6 in LCE Maths
5N2746 - Biology
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology
or D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or C20006 - Biology

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The degree will open up a range of career opportunities with our graduates employed in Ireland and further afield in diverse public health roles including:

  • Public Health Research
  • Health Promotion
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Community Work
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Health and Safety



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