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Health Science & Complementary Therapies

Course Code(s):  5M4468
QQI Award Code:  5M4468 Community Health Services
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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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)

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSX 5M4468

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