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A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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DT422
Pharmaceutical Healthcare

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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
Duration of course
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The aim of the Pharmaceutical Healthcare programme is to produce graduates that are capable of making a significant contribution to the operation of the pharmaceutical industry. The primary objective is to give the graduate a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry in order to meet the current and anticipated technical needs of the industry.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Biology
  • Foundation Chemistry
  • Foundation Organic Chemistry
  • Communications & Industry Studies
  • Laboratory Techniques & Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety & Health Management
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Physics
  • Introductory Nutrition

Year Two

  • Biochemistry 1: Structure of Macromolecules & Biological function
  • Biochemistry 2: Metabolic pathways & regulation.
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Quality systems
  • Introduction to Instrumentation
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Process Technology

Year Three

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation & Manufacture
  • Drug Purification & Characterisation
  • Pharmaceutical Work Placement Incorporating Health & Safety Management
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Chemical Engineering

Year Four

  • Project/Dissertation
  • Research Project Management & Information Access
  • Process Analytical Technology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Biotechnology

Optional Modules

  • Nutraceutical Microbiology
  • Environmental Management & Sustainability
  • Drug Discovery & Synthesis
  • Bioprocessing
  • Immunology & Diagnostics

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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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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science

Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions from the following modules:


C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

D20022 - Sports Coaching

C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

C20041 - Microbiology
or 5N0737 - Microbiology

C20024 - Food Processing
or 5N5245
C20140 - Nutrition
or 5N2006 - Nutrition

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics

D20127 - Food Preservation & Processing
or 5N5245
D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

C20049 - Plant Science
or 5N2528 - Plant Science

D20165 - Safety and Health at Work
or 5N1794 - Safety and Health at Work

C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths OC3

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The career opportunities are in the pharmaceutical and allied healthcare sectors. Ireland has one of the largest concentrations of pharmaceutical companies in the world. In addition, a number of related industries in areas such as chemicals supply, clinical trials, sales etc. support this pharmaceutical presence. The graduate training is broad and allows access to all these high skills areas.



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