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LY817
Bioscience

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A degree in Bioscience could lead to a very satisfying and worthwhile career. One of the main areas of Bioscience, Biotechnology, helps to improve life by its contributions to genetics, to the diagnosis and treatment of disease, to the development of drugs, to agricultural improvements, and to the environment. Biotechnologists have been involved in sequencing the human genome, and in the identification of genetic links in diseases such as arthritis and some cancers. This type of information can be used to identify high risk patients and to develop appropriate treatments. Students on this programme are trained in analytical skills and in modern techniques of biological analysis and biotechnology. They also gain an understanding of environmental issues and the regulatory situation in regards to monitoring environmental parameters.

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LY817 - Bioscience
Letterkenny IT

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LY817 - Bioscience
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Current forecasts for Bioscience graduates in Ireland are excellent. Graduates from this course could take up a number of positions in industry and in particular the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors. There are currently about 60 Irish-based biotechnology companies, employing an estimated 4,000 people and biotechnology is regarded as a priority area by agencies such as Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. High-profile biotechnology employers in Ireland include Pfizer Ireland, MSD, Genzyme Ireland, Norbrook Laboratories and Megazyme. The pharmaceutical industry is flourishing in Ireland - it is the country's biggest exporter and one of its major employers.



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