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Laboratory Techniques

Course Code(s):  5M3807
QQI Award Code:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3807
QQI Award Code 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The course is designed to give students a good understanding and appreciation of the Sciences and provide for the acquisition of relevant laboratory skills. The course also provides students with the opportunity to develop relevant life and work related skills.

What will you Study?

Biology 5N2746
Communications 5N0690
Laboratory Skills 5N2751
Mathematics 5N1833
Nutrition 5N2006
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Physics 5N1460
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
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Sample Careers

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Hazardous Waste Specialist   Engineer  
Engineering Production Manager   Regulatory Affairs Specialist  
Fragrance Chemist   Medicinal Chemist  
Petroleum Engineer   Chemical Engineer  
Industrial Chemist / Pharmacist   Molecular Biologist  
Toxicologist   Analytical Chemist  
Haematologist   Genetic Engineer  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst  
Regulatory Affairs Officer   Production & Process Engineer  
Chemist   Geochemist  
Geneticist   Regulatory Affairs Manager  
Biomedical Scientist   Chemistry Laboratory Technician  
Colour Technologist   Biochemical Engineer  
Pharmacologist   Nutritionist  
Dietician   Biotechnologist  
Biochemist   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Water Treatment Plant Operator   Biology Laboratory Technician  
Metallurgist   Pharmaceutical Technician  
Materials Technician   Cytogenetic Technologist  
Laboratory Manager   Microbiologist  
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Laboratory Technician   Genetic Technologist  
Immunologist   Patent Agent / Attorney  
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Particle Physicist   Laser Physicist  
Physicist   Mathematician  
Acoustics Physicist   Nanosystems Engineer  
Science Communicator   Research Scientist  
Nuclear Engineer   Gas Engineer  
Environmental Chemist   Botanist  
Sterilisation Engineer   Biomedical Engineer  
Test / Validation Engineer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
MedTech & Biochemical Engineering
Medical & Healthcare
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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