WHAT IS PHARMACY ASSISTANT?
This one-year course will equip students with the relevant
knowledge and experience to work as a pharmacy counter
assistant or pursue a pharmacy technician qualification in
From dispensing over-the counter medications, helping
clients choose medical aids and appliances to demonstrating
and selling products, the most relevant skills are covered.
This course will also focus on a range of health-related
subjects relevant to employment as a pharmacy assistant.
Work experience is within a retail pharmacy where, as a
pharmacy assistant, you can work as part of a team of health
professionals, in order to help customers achieve the best
possible health outcome.
• Pharmacy Studies – Theory and Practice • Over-the-Counter Medicines • Infection Prevention and Control • Work Experience • Anatomy and Physiology • Word Processing • Nutrition • Mathematics • Medical Terminology • Safety and Health at Work • Customer Service • Retail Selling
• QQI Level 5 in Community and Health
Graduates may pursue pharmacy work, or work as sales assistants in health stores etc. This course is aimed at those interested in working in a community pharmacy or for those wishing to progress to a year two (part-time) Pharmacy Technician course. Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme to (for example) DCU, UCD, Maynooth University (incl. Kilkenny Campus), TUD, Dundalk Institute of Technology, University of Limerick, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, UCC, NUIG, South East Technological University Carlow, Marino Institute of Education, Dun Laoghaire IADT, Atlantic Technological University St. Angela’s College Sligo / Letterkenny / Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, University of Limerick, Munster Technological University Tralee, Pharmacy Technician courses or to health or arts courses in UCD, Maynooth University, TUD City Campus or UCC. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a health, science or pharmacy aptitude.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
TUD City Campus: TU654 Pharmacy Technician (Level 6, 2 Years) South East Technological University Waterford: WD175 Pharmaceutical Science (Level 7, 3 years) Healthcare Department Munster Technological University Tralee: TL855 Pharmaceutical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) South East Technological University Carlow: CW116 Pharmacy Technician Studies (Level 6, 2 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL630 Pharmacy Technician (Level 6, 2 Years)
• Leaving Cert or LCA
• Mature students of all backgrounds
• Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed
regardless of previous qualifications.
Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie