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Higher Certificate

Physiology and Health Science

Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Code
CW106
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
2 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
454
Points Change

Course Summary

This course offers a route to a range of paramedical degree programmes in the UK. It is also an entry requirement for the B.Sc in Physiology and Rehabilitation in IT Carlow. The course covers subjects such as nutrition, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, fitness training, and dietetics.

Course Details

College Link > CW106 - Physiology and Health Science

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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(Click on the Codes)

Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
DHSSX Health Service Skills
DSDCX Sport Development
5M3782 Health Service Skills
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
DHSXX 5M4339 Healthcare Support
DCHSN 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services
DSRXX 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
CASFX 5M5267 Food Science
6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Career Progression

Careers as exercise and fitness instructors. However most graduates go on to further study in the following areas: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Chiropractic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Radiography (therapeutic and diagnostic), Nutrition and Dietetics, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Podiatry, Physical Education, Biomedical Science, Nursing Science and Psychology.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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