Science

Courses

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Pre-University Science

Level 5

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Pharmaceutical Science

Level 5

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Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics

Level 5

Pre-University Science

Course Code: 5M3807

 

Course Content: 

  • Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques

Aim:

This comprehensive course aims to provide students with both the knowledge and practical skills necessary to access science based Degree programmes (including Sports Science) in both Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Progression & Career Options: 

This is one of the most versatile QQI courses in that it allows graduates to apply for a wide range of Science Degree in Institutes of Technology and Universities. Past students have progressed to courses in Science, Science Education, Food Science, Biotechnology, Forensics, Pharmaceutical Science, Sports Science, Agricultural Science and Sports Rehabilitation in:

 


TCD

TU Dublin

DCU

Carlow IT

UCD

NUIG

Maynooth University

UCC

Dundalk IT

UL

Graduates are eligible to apply for science apprenticeship programmes.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques

DIFE Course Title:  Pre-University Science

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

UCD Science, Agricultural Science, Animal Science – Equine, Dairy Business, Food Science, Forestry Horticulture and Agri-Environmental Science, Computer Science.
DCU Science, Sports Science and Health, Common Entry into Science, Analytical Science, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science, Environmental Science and Health, Physics with Astronomy, Geneticcs and Cell Biology, Applied Physics, Physics with Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Science Education, Actuarial Maths, Actuarial, Financial and Maths Science. 
TCD Science: Biological, Chemical, Physical.
TU Dublin (City Campus) Physics with Energy and Environment, Physics Technology, Science and Nanotechnology, Clinical Measurement Science, Physics with Medical Physics and Bioengineeringm Biosciences, Industrial  and Environmental Physics, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition, Food Innovation. Pharmaceutical Healthcare, Food Science and Management, Pharmacy Technician Studies, Environmental Health. Optometry, Opthalmic Dispensing.
Maynooth University Science, Biotechnology, Biological and Biomedical Science, Pharmaceutical and Buimedical Chemistry
UCC Applied Psychology, Computer Science, Biological and Chemical Science, Biological Earth and Environmental Science, Genetics, Chemical Science, Physics and Astrophysics, Nutritional Sciences, Food Science, Public Health.
DKIT, NUI Galway Science
AIT

Health Science with Nutrition, Sport Science with Exercise Physiology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science, Bio-veterinary Science.

IT Carlow Physiology and Health Science, Sport Science, Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy, Strength and Conditioninig.
CIT Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science, Physical Sciences, Herbal Sciences
TU Dublin (Tallaght Campus) Pharmaceutical Science, DNA and Forensic Analysis, Sport Science and Health, Pharmaceutical Science
IT Tallaght Pharmaceutical Science, DNA and Forensic Analysis, Sport Science and Health, Pharmaceutical Science
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques

DIFE Course Title:  Pre-University Science

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

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Pharmaceutical Science

Course Code: 5M3807

 

Course Content: 

  • Laboratory Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Maths
  • Work Experience
  • Communications

Aim:

Biopharma is one of the largest industrial employers in Ireland with many of the largest biopharma multinationals operating here. This programme is designed to develop skills and competence to work as a laboratory scientist. It delivers core science modules and fundamental practical skills training. The primary focus of the course is to provide a foundation in pharmacuetical studies.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates from this course may gain entry to a range of specialist related degrees programmes in:

 


UCD

DCU

TCD

TU Dublin

Maynooth University

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3807 – Pharmaceutical Science

DIFE Course Title:  Pharmaceutical Science

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

UCD Science, Agricultural Science, Animal Science- Equine, Dairy Business, Food Science, Forestry Horticulture and Agri-Environmental Science, Computer Science.
DCU Science, Sports Science and Health, Analytical Science, Biological Sciences, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science, Environmental Science and Health, Physics- General Entry, Genetics and Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Science Education, Actuarial Maths, Actuarial, Financial and Maths Science.
TCD Science: Biological, Chemical, Physical.
TU Dublin
  • Physics with Energy and Environment, Physics Technology, Science with Nanotechnology.
    Clinical Measurement Science, Physics with Medical Physics and Bioengineering, Biosciences, Industrial and Environmental Physics, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition, Food Innovation. Pharmaceutical Healthcare, Food Science and Management, Pharmacy Technician Studies, Environmental Health. Optometry, Ophthalmic Dispensing.

Maynooth University Science, Biotechnology, Biological and Biomedical Science, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry.
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3807 – Pharmaceutical Science

DIFE Course Title:  Pharmaceutical Science

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

Course Code: 5M5267

 

Course Content: 

  • Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Processing
  • Nutrition
  • Dietetics
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Food Safety and HACCP
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Award: 

Students who successfully complete are awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Food Science.

Aim:

The Irish food industry is very important to the Irish economy. Irish food companies are becoming some of the most successful food entities in the world. There are currently over 150,000 people employed in this sector. This course is ideally suited for students who are prepared to enter a career in agriculture, food or science. The course also gives a solid introduction to Food Science and Technology for students who wish to pursue a Food Science Degree in Universities and Institutes of Technology both here in Ireland and abroad.

Progression & Career Options: 

The majority of students progress to Food Science Degree programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology both here in Ireland and abroad. This practical course also enables students to apply for employment in the agri-food industry or potentially to start their own business. Graduates can apply for a range of science and non-science Degree courses in:

 


UCD

DKIT

IT Carlow

UCC

IT Sligo

TU Dublin

  • Environmental Health 
  • Nutraceuticals in Health & Nutrition
  • Food Innovation
  • Science
  • Pharamceutical Healthcare

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5267 – Food Science

DIFE Course Title:  Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

DIT Food Science and Management, Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition, Food Innovation, Environmental Health, Bioscience, Science.
St Angela’s, Sligo Nutrition, Food and Business Management
IT Sligo Human Nutrition
UCC Nutritional Science, Food Science
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5267 – Food Science

DIFE Course Title:  Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.