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Medical Laboratory Science - HND

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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to satisfy the increasing demand from students who wish to pursue a career in Applied Biology, Bio-Technology or Bio-Medical Science or continue their studies to degree level in the Sciences.

What will you Study?

This Mediacal Laboratory Science course is designed to satisfy the increasing demand from students who wish to pursue a career in Applied Biology, Bio- Technology or Bio-Medical Science or continue their studies to degree level in the Sciences.
This is a two year course leading to a Higher National Diploma in Applied Bioplogy awarded by the UK.

Year 1:
Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals
Neurophysiology and Homeostatic control of the Human Body
Laboratory Techniques
Microbiology
Cell Biology 1
Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways 1
Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
Chemistry for Applied Biologists 1
Chemical Laboratory Techniques 1

Year 2:
Cell Biology 2
Biochemistry of Macromolecules 2
Molecular Biology and Genetics. Infectious Diseases
The Immune Response System
Applied Genetics of Industry Agriculture and Medicine
Pharmacological Principles of Drug Actions
Project for Applied Science
Chemistry for Applied Biologists 2
Chemical Laboratory Techniques 2
Managing The Work of Individuals and Terms
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Surgeon    Homeopath  
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Anaesthetist   Coroner  
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Related Career Sectors

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