Dunboyne College of Further EducationPhysiotherapy studies QQI Level 5

Physiotherapy studies QQI Level 5

1 Year full time course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2022 - May 2023

Course description

Physiotherapy Studies

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. Learners 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.


• Physiotherapy Assistance Practice • Physiotherapy Assistance Therapy Theory • Care Support • Work Experience • Communications • Infection Protection and Control • Anatomy and Physiology Body Massage • Human Growth and Development • Care Skills • Safety and Health at work • Nutrition • Exercise and Fitness • Kinesiology • Body Massage and Figure Analysis


• QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills 5M3782 • Massage • Occupational First Aid • Patient Handling


This course enables graduates to progress to a Level 6 QQI award in Physiotherapy and thereafter progress to the Level 8 degree offed 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 PrePhysiotherapy course is very valuable for students and permits them to directly access employment. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: Colaiste Ide: 6M5147 Pre-University Physiotherapy (Level 6, 1 year) Drogheda College of Further Education: 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) Waterford Institute of Technology: WD006 Health and Exercise Science (Level 8, 4 Years)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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