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Nursing / Midwifery Studies

Course Code(s):  5M4349 HB
QQI Award Code:  5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4349 HB
QQI Award Code 5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course introduces the learner to the role of the nurse and midwife and provides an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in the nursing/midwifery profession. Practical elements and work experience enable the learner to gain hands on experience and a real insight into the caring profession. This award provides a link to Nursing / Midwifery Degree programmes in Ireland and the United Kingdom through the CAO and UCAS systems.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Care Skills 5N2270
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Maternity Support
Mathematics (optional
First Aid and CPR
Manual Handling and Patient Moving Techniques (one day course)
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

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DCHSN 5M4349

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