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WD188
Applied Health Care

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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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The BSc in Applied Health Care is designed to help you understand the varied needs of patients across the lifespan and enable you to deliver direct health care in hospitals, community care, general practice, pharmaceutical industry and health research. This course also prepares students for the emerging area of internet and telephone health care delivery. Clinical experience is an essential element of the course. Placement occurs in each year of the course, which allows the student to put theory into practice in a real health care setting.

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Graduates may be involved in the organisation and or delivery of direct health care in hospitals, community care, general practice, pharmaceutical industry and health research. The course also prepares students for the emerging area of internet and telephone health care delivery.

This is the first programme of its kind in Ireland and the underpinning philosophy is to ensure that all personnel working in health care are appropriately educated and trained to deliver safe care to the patients in a range of health care settings.


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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 may gain employment in the following areas:

  • Applied health care provision in variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, community care settings, nursing homes.

  • Managing and coordinating General Practices

  • Sales representatives in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Delivery of health care in the emerging tele-health industry

  • Health research

  • Postgraduate study



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