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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)

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