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For my particular job role, as a yield analysis engineer, good organization and communication skills are quite important. Along with having the technical knowledge, being able to properly communicate your ideas/findings is very important. A lot of my day is spent dealing with other people in the factory and it is very important to be able to communicate efficiently with them.
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Community Health Services

Course Code(s):  5M4468 5M3782
QQI Award Code:  5M4468 Community Health Services
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Mary Immaculate Lisdoonvarna
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4468 5M3782
QQI Award Code 5M4468 Community Health Services
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

What will you Study?

Care Support 5N0758
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Care Skills 5N2270
Communications 5N0690
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
Palliative Care Support 5N3769
Infection, Prevention and Control

Manual and Patient Handling (non QQI accreditation, fee will apply)
Basic First Aid (non QQI accreditation, small fee will apply)
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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DCHSX 5M4468

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