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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)

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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSX 5M4468

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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.
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Medical & Healthcare
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