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Emergency Care Personnel - Emergency First Responder - Medical Technician

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

Colaiste Mhuire Thurles
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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 has been designed to enable students find employment in the Fire Service or Ambulance Service.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Communications 5N0690
Care Support 5N0758
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Work Experience 5N1356
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Cardiac First Responder
Emergency First Responder
Manual Handling
Patient Handling
Fire Safety Training
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

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.
Haematologist   Genetic Engineer  
Medical Secretary   Hair & Scalp specialist  
Optometrist   Neurologist  
Naturopath   Immunologist  
Forensic Pathologist   Herbalist  
Coroner   Surgeon   
Audiologist   Oncologist  
Orthodontist   Orthoptist  
Genetic Technologist   Epidemiologist  
Cytogenetic Technologist   Neuroscientist  
Radiologist - Radiation Therapist   Clinical / Medical Technologist  
Gastroenterologist   Radiologist - Diagnostic   
Surgeon - Oral   Dentist - Periodontist  
Ophthalmologist   Psychiatrist  
Osteopath   Doctor / GP  
Dentist - General   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Laboratory Technician   Laboratory Manager  
Perfusionist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Anaesthetist   Dental Technician  
Anatomical Pathology Technician   Radiographer - Diagnostic  
Health and Safety Inspector   Radiographer - Therapeutic  
Medical Laboratory Assistant   Medical Laboratory Technician  
Neurophysiology Technician   Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist  
Nurse Tutor   Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Lactation Consultant  
Respiratory Technician   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
Nurse - General   Vision Rehabilitation Therapists  
Dental Hygienist   Physical Therapist  
Acupuncturist   Nurse - Children's  
Chiropractor   Nurse Prescriber  
Nurse - Intellectual Disability   Aromatherapist  
Health Educator/Promotion Officer   Theatre / Perioperative Nurse  
Nurse - Midwife   Spinologist  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Speech & Language Therapist  
Nurse - Public Health   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Physiotherapist   Sports Scientist   
Physiotherapist - Sports    Medical Sales Representative   
Forensic Scientist   Pathologist  
Army Recruit   Air Corps Cadet - Pilot  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Firefighter  
Fire Officer   Probation Officer  
Garda Reserve   Garda  
Psychologist - Clinical   Psychotherapist  
Social Worker   Occupational Therapist  
Environmental Health Officer    

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
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

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source: QQI