Dunboyne College of Further EducationPre-University Physiotherapy 5M3807

Pre-University Physiotherapy 5M3807

1 Year Full time
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2023 - May 2024
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

• Level 5 Laboratory Techniques 5M3807



This course is aimed at students interested in pursuing a career in Physiotherapy. Students who undertake this one-year course in Physiotherapy will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of rehabilitation and the treatment of injured, ill, or disabled patients through various therapeutic techniques, such as exercise, massage and taping. Students will develop an understanding of the human body and impaired mobility and its impact on human performance. They will gain an insight into various clinical settings and the implementation of client care and patient handling. Students 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 and overall function.


• Physiotherapy Assistant Practice • Physiotherapy Assistant Therapy Theory • Biology • Physics • Chemistry • Mathematics • Laboratory Techniques • Body Massage and Figure Analysis • Kinesiology • Care Support • Infection Prevention and Control • Anatomy and Physiology • Safety and Health at Work • Communications • Work Experience


This course enables graduates to progress to related level 8 degrees and then to the level 9 Physiotherapy Masters in universities such as UL, UCD and UCC. There are many progression options for students to study Physiotherapy in the UK. Graduates may also apply for several other related level 7 and 8 degrees in universities and IT’s or private colleges around the country. Mature students are eligible to apply for Physiotherapy undergraduate degrees in all universities. On completion of this award students can progress on to potential employments as a Physiotherapy Assistant or as a Health Care Assistant in the Healthcare Industry.


DCU: DC204 Athletic Therapy and Training (Level 8, 4 Years) South East Technological University Carlow: CW188 Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL841 Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU936 Sports Science and Health (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL837 Sports Science and Exercise Physiology (Level 8, 4 Years) Graduates can progress to related undergraduate degrees in Ireland and then apply for Physiotherapy Masters programmes in universities such as UCC, UCD and UL. Mature Students can progress to related undergraduate degrees in Ireland and then apply for Physiotherapy undergraduate degrees in RCSI / TCD / UL / UCD.

Graduates can progress to related undergraduate degrees in Ireland (e.g. Sports Rehabilitation, Athletic Therapy) and then apply for a Physiotherapy Masters programme in universities such as UCD and UL or 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


Course Enquiry

* I have read & agree to Findacourse privacy policy
Receive monthly updates about courses & colleges (unsubscribe at any time)