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Pre-University Physiotherapy

Pre-University Physiotherapy is a course run by Dunboyne College of Further Education, Meath. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 1 Year. Pre-University Physiotherapy gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Pre-University Physiotherapy at Dunboyne College of Further Education, please review the details below.

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.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Physiotherapy Assistant
• 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

• Level 5 Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

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Training ProviderDunboyne College of Further Education
Course LocationDunboyne, Meath
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Start Date17/09/2024
Course End Date23/05/2025
Course Duration1 Year
Course TimeFull time
Entry RequirementsENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Carear PathThis 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. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: DCU: DC204 Athletic Therapy and Training (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Carlow: SE901 Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: US956 Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU936 Sports Science and Health (Level 8, 4 Years) ATU Sligo: AU861 Health Science and Physiology (Level 7, 3 Years) ATU Sligo: AU971 Health Science and Physical Activity (Level 8, 4 Years) ATU Donegal: AU170 Health Science with Physiotherapy Studies (Level 6, 2 Years). This programme allows students to progress to complete a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy at Coventry University TUS Athlone: US951 Sports Science and Exercise Physiology (Level 8, 4 Years) 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.
Course Code5M3807
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