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Liam Dowling

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St. Michael's House

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Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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LM102
Psychology

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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 QQI, HEA 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 four year honours degree in Psychology provides a broad introduction to the discipline, followed by coverage of the core areas of study required for accreditation, as well as allowing you to specialise in advanced areas in your final year of study.

You will cover areas such as social, developmental, biological and cognitive psychology as well as personality and individual differences and research methods and statistics. You will also have an opportunity to undertake study abroad as well as work in an area relevant to psychology during your degree.

You will actively engage in laboratory classes and group research exercises throughout the course, culminating in your own final year research project. 

UL Bachelor of Science in Psychology
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LM102 - Psychology
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LM102 - Psychology
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Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services


Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include at least 3 of the following:


DCHCC - COMMUNITY CARE; 5M2786 - COMMUNITY CARE; DCHSC - CHILDCARE; 5M2009 - EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION; DCHSN - NURSING STUDIES; 5M4349 - NURSING STUDIES; DCHSX - COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES; 5M4468 - COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES; DHSXX - HEALTHCARE SUPPORT; 5M4339 - HEALTHCARE SUPPORT

D20005 - Child Development
or 5N1764 - Child Development

D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development

G20003 - Behavioural Science
or 5N2705 - Care Provision and Practice

G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies

G20034 - Teamworking
or 5N1367 - Teamworking


EASSX - APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES
5M2181 - APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES

D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development

G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies

G20034 - Teamworking
or 5N1367 - Teamworking

L22541 - Applied Psychology

5N0754 - Psychology


ELAXX - LIBERAL ARTS
5M3114 - GENERAL STUDIES

B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics

G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies

L22312 - Biology of Human Development

L21910 - Psychology of Work
or L22314 - Psychology
or L22541 - Applied Psychology
or 5N0754 - Psychology

L22283 - Personal and Professional Development
or 5N2985 - Personal and Professional Development

N22789 - Psychology

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Careers open to you with a degree in Psychology include;

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Psychological Research

Psychology graduates go into a range of careers on graduation. Many become professional psychologists having careers in clinical, educational or occupational psychology.

Psychology graduates also pursue careers in research in universities, the public service and voluntary sector. Others use their psychology degree as a graduate basis for careers in other areas such as personnel, education and computing.



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