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Laboratory Techniques - Pre University Science

Course Code(s):  5M3807 STE3
QQI Award Code:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3807 STE3
QQI Award Code 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of subjects related to laboratory and physical sciences. It is suitable for learners who wish to train for employment as a laboratory assistant. The course will equip learners with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to access science based programmes in third level institutions.

The course focuses on a range of science related subjects. Practical laboratory sessions will form an integral part of the course. A minimum of 10 days work placement must be completed. You will be required to purchase a lab coat and scientific equipment kit.

What will you Study?

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

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CASLT 5M3807

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