Health Science with Occupational Studies

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Health Science with Occupational Studies
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY836
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Duration 2 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements

5 subjects at O6/H7 to include
• BGY at H5 or better
• English or Irish at O6/H7 ( excluding IRF)
• Maths at 06/H7 or MAF at F2

Special Requirements
Garda Vetting: Everyone who joins this course will have ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or hi...

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Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 16
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

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Health Science with Occupational Therapy Studies is the study of the human body with particular focus on Anatomy and Physiology and provides a foundation to Occupational Therapy studies. Through a unique progression opportuni...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1
Semester 1
Human Biology (M) 10
People Centred Communication Skills (M)10
Introduction to Occupational Therapy (M) 10

Semester 2
Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology (M) 10
Introduction to Human Health & Disease (M) 5

Careers or Further Progression Follow-on Courses
Progression to Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Occupational Therapy in Coventry University (Year 2)

Career opportunities Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Health Service Assistant
• Occupational Therapy Assistant
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6309 / 6310 / 6306 / 6308
Head of Department: Dr. Joanne Gallagher
Telephone: (074) 918 6302
Points History
Year Points
2019 245