Dunboyne College of Further Educationanimal care plc course

Pre-University Animal Science 5M3807

1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept - May
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

• Level Level 5 Applied Science Laboratory
Techniques 5M3807 or Animal Care 5M2768

This course would suit students with a passion for working
with animals, a willingness to work hard and an interest in
Students will receive a solid foundation in Biology and basic
Animal Science principles and practices while studying
modules within the animal care sectors such as Animal
Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare
and Biology.
This course is an ideal base for students who intend to
continue to study at higher education degrees in Veterinary
Nursing, Bio-Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

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

• Laboratory Techniques
• Maths
• Microbiology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Safety and Health at Work
• Animal Behaviour
• Animal Welfare

Graduates from this course may apply for Veterinary
Nursing degrees in major Universities and ITs. TUD also
accept this course for entry to general Science and
Bioscience degrees.
This course links with General Science in UCD (e.g. Zoology)
and Agricultural Science in UCD. Other graduates have
gone onto further study in Wildlife Biology (Munster
Technological University Tralee), Marine Biology (Atlantic
Technological University GMIT), Bio-Veterinary at
Technological University of the Shannon Athlone or Munster
Technological University Tralee.
Some graduates may progress to employment in Animal
Behaviour, Dog Grooming, Animal Welfare, Stables, Kennels,
etc. Some students use this award to apply to a wide range
of courses in the UK.

UCD: DN250 Agri-Environmental Sciences/
Agricultural Science (Zoology) (Level 8, 4 Years)
UCD: DN 310 Veterinary Nursing (Level 8, 4 Years)
UCD: DN250 Animal Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
TUS Athlone: US738 Veterinary Nursing
(Level 7, 3 Years)
ATU Letterkenny: AU271 Veterinary Nursing (Level
7, 3 Years)
DKIT: DK784 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years)
TUS Athlone: US867 Bio-veterinary Science
(Level 8, 4 Years)
Maynooth University: 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)
GY301 Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
UCD: DN250 Agricultural Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
SETU Waterford: SE502 Agricultural Science
(Level 8, 4 Years)
TCD: TR060 Biological and Biomedical Sciences
(Zoology Option) (Level 8, 4 Years)
MTU Tralee: MT880 Wildlife Biology
(Level 8, 4 Years)

Progression Opportunities
• This course prepares students for progression to
Veterinary Nursing or Agricultural Science.
• Some students use this award to apply to a wide
range of courses in the UK.

• Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied
• Mature Students or;
• Other equivalent qualifications
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of
previous qualifications.

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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