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Nursing Studies

Course Code(s):  5M4349
QQI Award Code:  5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4349
QQI Award Code 5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for academic programmes in the nursing sector and/or employment in the health sector as a care assistant. This course is structured to provide a foundation in the theory and practice of Health Science for graduates who intend to enter the nursing, paramedical or community care service.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Communications 5N0690
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Care Support 5N0758
Care Skills 5N2270
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
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
DCHSN 5M4349

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Further Research

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

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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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