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Healthcare Support

Course Code(s):  5M4339
QQI Award Code:  5M4339 Healthcare Support
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Muine Bheag Vocational School

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Course overview

Course Code 5M4339
QQI Award Code 5M4339 Healthcare Support
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course aims to develop the practical and academic skills in students wishing to pursue a career in the care of the elderly. This course is designed to give those wishing to work in the healthcare system a thorough grounding in the necessary skills. These skills are relevant and practical with each module focusing on a specific area of care.

What will you Study?

Care Skills 5N2270
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Care Support 5N0758
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Anatomy and Physiology
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
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.

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DHSXX 5M4339

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