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GA781
Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science

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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 programme includes all modules on the Level 7 ordinary degree programme plus the following: Biology, Microbiology, Human Physiology and Pharmacology, Applied Immunology, Applied Pharmaceutical Science, Quality Management, Molecular Biology, Advanced diagnostic and analytical techniques and Industrial Placement.




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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Three Distinctions

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This programme will prepare graduates for employment in the extensive pharmaceutical, biomedical and healthcare sectors in Ireland. Many opportunities also exist in the area of environmental protection, food
quality and safety, the regulatory agencies and research. Students will gain a professional qualification that will enhance their prospects for career advancement to managerial positions. Graduates also find employment in research or successfully undertake postgraduate research programmes leading to higher degrees.



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