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Well in school you should try do a practical subject and get used to working with your hands. Physics is another subject that would be of benefit. It would help in the theory exams that you complete after each of the off the job training modules.
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DN420
Physiotherapy

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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.

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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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Physiotherapy is the practice of helping individuals to be mobile, to have functioning limbs, muscles, and movement. If you have a love of science and enjoy caring for people this may be the degree for you.

The first years of the programme focus on basic and applied sciences while the latter years develop clinical and professional skills.The study of Anatomy, Physiology, Physics is combined with understanding the muscoskeletal system, cardiorespiratory and neurological physiotherapy.

The BSc Physiotherapy degree programme is fully accredited by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.


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Students complete over 1,000 hours of supervised clinical placements in Ireland at partner teaching hospitals, primary care clinics and specialist centres There are options for academic study and placement abroad in partner colleges.

Graduates in Physiotherapy find employment in Hospitals and Private practice, Primary Care, Rehabilitation Centres, Nursing Homes, NGO organisations, Education, Business, Sport and Lesiure Industries.



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