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Rachel Berry

Pharmacist

Health Service Executive

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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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GA772
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science

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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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You will be studying a mixture of modules including how to make medicines and how to control the quality of those medicines. Year one involves the study of a range of Science modules, and the subject matter covered in year two of this course includes Chemistry, Analysis of materials, Computing and Microbiological analysis. In year 3, there are further modules in chemistry and a six-month industrial placement.

The course will introduce students to the importance of quality control and quality management in the manufacturing and processing of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. 

Note: There is no need to have studied chemistry for the Leaving Certificate, as the fundamentals of all science subjects are delivered in year one.

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GA772 - Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science
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GA772 - Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates will fill vacancies in research and development, quality assurance and regulatory departments within the pharmaceutical, biomedical and research sectors.

They also find employment in accreditation, validation and sales and marketing assosiated with these and other related industries. Opportunites would also exist in areas such as process development and operations, organic synthesis and analysis.

Many graduates have progressed to employment in supervisory, organisational and managerial capacities within industry and some have obtained employment as technical sales representatives in related industries.



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