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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.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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