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  Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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Pharmacy Assistant

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

Drogheda Institute of Further Education
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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 aimed at those interested in working in a community pharmacy or for those wishing to progress to our year two (part-time) Pharmacy Technician course.

What will you Study?

Pharmacy Studies - theory and practice
Over the Counter Medicines
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Biology 5N2746
Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Nursing
Computer Applications
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Communications 5N0690
Work Preparation and Experience
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Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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DCHSX 5M4468

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Sales, Retail & Purchasing
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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