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DN401
Medicine - Graduate Entry

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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.

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This intensive, focused course is designed for students with an undergraduate degree who wish to pursue a career in medicine. Students are offered a patient -centred programme that is continually adapting to the needs of society and developments in medical knowledge. 

Alongside academic lectures there are many opportunities for practical hands-on experience, from small group learning, to clinical bedside learning and advanced clinical placements in over twenty different training hospitals and more than a hundred primary care practices.

First and Second year focuses on the application of medical science to the study of biological systems and disease.  Clinical skills needed for the rest of the programme are also introduced. In the final two years hospital<


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Work experience and clinical placements are integral to the programme. Students also have opportunities to study in clinical and academic centres all over the world.

Upon graduation you must complete one year as an intern to gain full registration with the Irish Medical Council.

Graduates qualify to pursue careers in general medical practice or pursue post graduate specialisation leading to careers in diverse settings including hospitals and primary care facilities or laboratory-based diagnosis and research.




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