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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is designed to equip students with a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to work under supervision in the Complementary Health Therapy industry. Students may progress to further education in this specialist area or in the health sciences. Students receive hands-on experience in treatments which encourage general health and well-being in an applied learning environment.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749
Communications 5N0690
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Work Experience 5N1356
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
On Site Massage 6N3478
Reflexology 5N5371
Industry Ethics and Practice 5N3470
Nutrition 5N2006
Nutrition- ITEC
Anatomy and Physiology - ITEC
Professional Conduct and Business Awareness - ITEC
Philosophies and Concepts of Natural and Complementary Therapies - ITEC
Reflex Zone Therapy - ITEC
Aroma Massage - ITEC
Massage - ITEC
Reflexology - ITEC
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSX 5M4468

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Further Research

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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.
Haematologist   Genetic Engineer  
Nutritionist   Dietitian  
Emergency Medical Dispatcher   Clinical Trials Scientist  
Optometrist   Orthodontist  
Orthoptist   Neurologist  
Gastroenterologist   Naturopath  
Immunologist   Herbalist  
Coroner   Surgeon   
Phlebotomist   Oncologist  
Genetic Technologist   Forensic Pathologist  
Epidemiologist   Cytogenetic Technologist  
Neuroscientist   Radiologist - Radiation Therapist  
Reflexologist   Perfusionist  
Clinical / Medical Technologist   Radiologist - Diagnostic   
Surgeon - Oral   Dentist - Periodontist  
Ophthalmologist   Audiologist  
Psychiatrist   Pharmacist  
Osteopath   Laboratory Technician  
Microbiologist   Dentist - Oral Surgeon  
Doctor / GP   Embryologist  
Laboratory Manager   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Paediatrician   Homeopath  
Podiatrist / Chiropodist   Anaesthetist  
Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist   Health and Safety Inspector  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Radiographer - Therapeutic  
Anatomical Pathology Technician   Medical Laboratory Assistant  
Dental Technician   Physiologist - Clinical Measurement  
Embalmer   Nurse Tutor  
Chiropractor   Respiratory Technician  
Dental Hygienist   Acupuncturist  
Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant   Children's Nurse   
Nurse Practitioner - Advanced   Lactation Consultant  
Physical Therapist   Vision Rehabilitation Therapist  
Nurse Prescriber   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Intellectual Disability Nurse    General Nurse (RGN)  
Nurse Midwife   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Spinologist   Nurses Aid / Healthcare Assistant  
Physiotherapist   Public Health Nurse  
Aromatherapist   Theatre / Perioperative Nurse  
Psychiatric / Mental Health Care Nurse   Sports Scientist   
Physiotherapist - Sports    Pathologist  
Firefighter   Advice Worker  
Psychologist   Sociologist / Social Researcher  
Clinical Psychologist   Ambulance Assistant / Intermediate Care Operative  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Care Worker  
Counsellor   Occupational Therapist  
Social Worker   Home Help Assistant  
Psychotherapist   Community Resource Worker - Visual Impairment  
Social Care Worker / Practitioner   Care Assistant - Children  
Environmental Health Officer    

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.
Medical & Healthcare
Social & Caring
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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