Course Description

Pre – Physiotherapy studies

Dunboyne College of Further Education

Students who undertake this one-year course in Physiotherapy studies will gain an understanding of the
principles and practices of rehabilitation and an insight into how to assess and treat clients whose movement is
restricted by illness, injury, disability or age. Students will gain the skills needed by the HSE to work in the healthcare
sector, which will help them to understand therapy programmes and support clients in restoring or improving
their mobility.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
• Physiotherapy Assistant Therapy Theory
• Care Support
• Work Experience
• Communications
• Infection Protection and Control
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Nutrition
• Exercise and Fitness
• Kinesiology
• Body Massage and Figure Analysis

• Level 5 Health Service Skills 5M3782
• ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
• First Aid
• Patient Handling

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Course Code 5M3782
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Health Care, Healthcare
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path This course enables graduates to progress to a Level 6 award and, thereafter, apply to progress to the Level 8 degree offered at the Royal College of Surgeons. Alternatively, students can progress to a sports or science related Level 8 degree and then to the Level 9 Physiotherapy at UCD. There are many progression options for students to study physiotherapy in the UK. Graduates may also apply for several other Level 7 and 8 degrees in Universities and ITs or private colleges around the country. The Pre-Physiotherapy course is very valuable for students and permits them to directly access employment. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: Graduates can progress to related undergraduate degrees in Ireland (e.g. Sports Rehabilitation or Athletic Therapy) and then apply for a Physiotherapy Masters programme in universities such as UCD and UL or in the UK. Graduates are eligible to apply directly for Physiotherapy undergraduate degrees in certain UK universities. Mature students can apply for Physiotherapy undergraduate degree programmes in Ireland or UK. SETU Carlow: SE901 Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: US956 Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) ATU Sligo: AU861 Health Science and Physiology (Level 7, 3 Years) ATU Sligo: AU971 Health Science and Physical Activity (Level 8, 4 Years) ATU Letterkenny: AU170 Health Science with Physiotherapy Studies (Level 6, 2 Years). This programme allows students to progress to complete a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy at Coventry University. Ulster University: BSc Physiotherapy Colaiste Ide: 6M5147 Pre-University Physiotherapy (Level 6, 1 year) Royal College of Surgeons: RC004 Physiotherapy (Level 8, 4 years) (Level 5 and 6 / Mature Entry requirement) Maynooth University: Business and Sports Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Drogheda Institute of Further Education: 6M5147 Pre-University Physiotherapy (Level 6, 1 Year)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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