Course Description

Pre-University Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This sector represents some of the largest industries operating in Ireland, with high employment and significant
research occurring. This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science and covers a variety of areas related to the sciences. In addition to developing your scientific knowledge, studying Biomedical and Pharmaceutical science enables you to develop a wide range of skills, including problem-solving, teamwork, data handling and analysis, organisation, and communication. This broad skill set will be extremely valuable no matter what career path you choose. The mathematics element allows students to bring their levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third level course.
Students will also have the option to study other modules along with science to shape their qualification for entry to their desired course or area of employment.

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

• Laboratory Techniques
• Infection Prevention and Control
• Medical Terminology
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Microbiology
• Chemistry
• Biology
• Physics
• Mathematics
• Word Processing
• Safety and Health at Work
• Communications
• Work Experience

• Level 5 Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

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Course Code 5M3807
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Science, Science & the Built Environment
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 1 Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements 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 Graduates may pursue science certifi cate or degree courses in TCD, DCU, Maynooth University, UCD, TUD City Campus/ Tallaght, UCC, NUIG, IT Tallaght, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, Atlantic Technological University Sligo/Letterkenny IT/St. Angela’s College Sligo, South East Technological University Carlow, Munster Technological University Cork as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example, there are up to 21 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses and another 20 places in UCD Agricultural Science courses and 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION Trinity: TR060 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU876 Pharmaceutical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH210 Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK783 Pharmaceutical Science (Level 7, 3 Years) Maynooth: MH208 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC121 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY303 Biomedical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY301 Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC201 Common Entry Science (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU854 Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC163 Chemical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUI Galway: GY303 Biomedical Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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