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Speech and Language

Health Service Executive

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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

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GY501
Medicine

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
6 Years
Duration of course
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725 *#

2017 Points

725

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This programme is a unitary model that integrates the theoretical and the clinical. The modules emphasize the basic and cognitive sciences, which provide a basis for understanding modern health care. Students also learn clinical and communication skills as well as patient contact.  The end of the programme is dedicated to the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for professional practice. 

As students gain experience, they assume greater responsibility and undertake clinical placement rotations in a network of affiliated hospitals and general practices in Galway and around the West of Ireland. In partnership with HSE, and our regional hospitals, the School of Medicine assists in a 12 month Intern Placement Scheme where possible.


Studying Medicine at NUIG
Studying Medicine at NUI Galway

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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Graduates from this programme will find employment in:

  • Hospitals
  • Private practice
  • Education and research
  • Community rehabilitation services
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Health insurance companies
  • Medical journals



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