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Health Service Skills (Physiotherapy Assistant)

Course Code(s):  5M3782
QQI Award Code:  5M3782 Health Service Skills
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3782
QQI Award Code 5M3782 Health Service Skills
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This full time Level 5 Health Service Skills - Physiotherapy Assistant's course is designed for graduates of the course to work with Chartered Physiotherapist in their day-to-day work.

You will assist Physiotherapists to restore well-being to people following injury, pain or disability. Patients could range from very young children to older people, and could be inpatients from any department of a hospital or outpatients. As a Physiotherapy Assistant you will work to a therapy programme created by a physiotherapist and support the patients to improve their mobility.

What will you Study?

Care Support 5N0758
Infection and control
Work Experience 5N1356
Teamworking 5N1367
Physiotherapy Assistance Practice
Physiotherapy Assistance Therapy
Anatomy and Physiology
Massage
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Theory
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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5M3782

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