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Applied Laboratory Techniques

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

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

Course Description

This is a one-year full time course. The course will give students scientific & technical knowledge which will assist students in gaining admission to University and ITs. It is also suitable for individuals who wish to enhance their chances of employment in the pharmaceutical industry.

What will you Study?

Biology 5N2746
Chemistry 5N2747
Food Processing
Laboratory Skills 5N2751
Mathematics
MicroBiology 5N0737
Nutrition
Communications 5N0690
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

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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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  
Production Manager - Engineering   Regulatory Affairs Specialist  
Production Manager - Manufacturing   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Manager  
Engineer - Chemical   Engineer - Biochemical  
Pharmacologist   Colour Technologist  
QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst   Biomedical Scientist  
Chemistry Laboratory Technician   Haematologist  
Genetic Engineer   Industrial Chemist  
Molecular Biologist   Geneticist  
Analytical Chemist   Engineer - Production & Process   
Chemist   Toxicologist  
Regulatory Affairs Manager   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Medicinal Chemist  
Fragrance Chemist   Geochemist  
Engineer - Petroleum   Biotechnologist  
Biochemist   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Pharmaceutical Technician   Metallurgist  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Materials Technician  
Water Treatment Plant Operator   Medical Secretary  
Medical Records Clerk   Manager - Hospital / Healthcare  
Clinical Trials Scientist   Optician  
Orthoptist   Oncologist  
Orthodontist   Perfusionist  
Optometrist   Genetic Technologist  
Gastroenterologist   Forensic Pathologist  
Epidemiologist   Clinical / Medical Technologist  
Radiologist - Diagnostic    Reflexologist  
Surgeon - Oral   Dentist - Periodontist  
Radiologist - Radiation Therapist   Ophthalmologist  
Neuroscientist   Embryologist  
Cytogenetic Technologist   Neurologist  
Naturopath   Surgeon   
Laboratory Manager   Phlebotomist  
Microbiologist   Audiologist  
Osteopath   Paediatrician  
Psychiatrist   Pharmacist  
Laboratory Technician   Homeopath  
Immunologist   Herbalist  
Coroner   Anaesthetist  
Dentist - General   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Podiatrist / Chiropodist   Doctor / GP  
Dietician   Health and Safety Inspector  
Medical Laboratory Assistant   Medical Laboratory Technician  
Radiographer - Therapeutic   Dental Technician  
Neurophysiology Technician   Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist  
Anatomical Pathology Technician   Nurse - Public Health  
Nurse - General   Nurse - Midwife  
Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner   Nurse Tutor  
Chiropractor   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  

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
Medical & Healthcare
MedTech
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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