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Science Applied - Laboratory Techniques

Course Code(s):  5M3807 ASLT
QQI Award Code:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M3807 ASLT
QQI Award Code 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year comprehensive programme provides a solid foundation in the laboratory sciences. The programme aims to provide both the knowledge and practical skills necessary to prepare learners for further studies leading to a career in science.

What will you Study?

Laboratory Skills 5N2751
Chemistry 5N2747
Biology 5N2746
Physics 5N1460
Mathematics
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Anatomy and Physiology
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
CASLT 5M3807

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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.
Food Technologist   Food Scientist  
Hazardous Waste Specialist   Engineer  
Engineering Production Manager   Regulatory Affairs Specialist  
Molecular Biologist   Industrial Chemist / Pharmacist  
Petroleum Engineer   Haematologist  
Analytical Chemist   Genetic Engineer  
Geneticist   Colour Technologist  
Chemistry Laboratory Technician   Biomedical Scientist  
Toxicologist   Geochemist  
Biochemical Engineer   Chemical Engineer  
Production & Process Engineer   Chemist  
Regulatory Affairs Manager   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Medicinal Chemist  
Pharmacologist   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst  
Fragrance Chemist   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Biochemist   Biotechnologist  
Water Treatment Plant Operator   Metallurgist  
Materials Technician   Biology Laboratory Technician  
Pharmaceutical Technician   Epidemiologist  
Cytogenetic Technologist   Laboratory Technician  
Genetic Technologist   Laboratory Manager  
Immunologist   Microbiologist  
Pharmacist   Patent Agent / Attorney  
Nutritionist   Materials Scientist / Technologist  
Manufacturing Engineer   Scientist  
Science Communicator   Nanosystems Engineer  
Research Scientist   Environmental Chemist  
Gas Engineer   Botanist  
Quality Engineer   Test / Validation Engineer  
Biomedical Engineer   Sterilisation Engineer  
Medical Physicist   Polymer Engineer  

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.
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
MedTech
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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