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TA315
DNA and Forensic Analysis

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This programme will provide graduates with a broad knowledge and understanding of the core biological, and chemical sciences. Practical and problem solving skills will be developed in the laboratory in pharmaceutical, biological and chemical & forensic analysis. Students will also develop both theoretical understanding and practical skills in DNA fingerprinting technology.

The programme will provide graduates with the requisite multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to work effectively as analysts in the Biotechnology, Healthcare Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Forensic based laboratories.

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TA315 - DNA and Forensic Analysis
IT Tallaght

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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:
CASLT - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES
5M3807 - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES"
– C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics"
or LCE Maths
CASFX - FOOD SCIENCE - C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics"
or LCE Maths and either C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology"
or C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics"

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The programme will provide graduates with the requisite multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to work effectively as analysts in the Biotechnology, Healthcare Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Forensic based laboratories.



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