Dunboyne College of Further EducationPre-University Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science 5M3807

Pre-University Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science 5M3807

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

Course description

• Level 5 Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

What is Pre-University Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science?

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 & 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.


• 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


Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, DCU, Maynooth University, UCD, TUD City Campus / Tallaght, UCC, NUIG, IT Tallaght, Technological University of the Shannon Athone, 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.


Trinity: TR060 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU876 Pharmaceutical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth: 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)


• 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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