Pharmacy Technician

TUS - Athlone Campus

 

Course Name Pharmacy Technician
Course Provider TUS - Athlone Campus
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code AL630
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Athlone
Duration 2 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Grade O6 at ordinary level in 5 subjects in the Leaving Certificate to include a laboratory-based science subject, Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher in Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics.

Foundation Level Mathematics
Foundation level Mathematics at Grade F2 or hi...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)Programmes. With the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate grades, points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:

Pass 28 points
Merit 46 points
Distinction 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS:

Higher Certificate (...

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Mature Applicants

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The Access Service aims to promote and facilitate entry to, and participation in, the academic programmes and student life of the Institute for mature students. LIT welcomes mature students and will accept applications from pers...

Alternative Entry

Expand+OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants with qualifications other than those listed above (including EU and overseas qualifications) should apply in the usual way, giving full details of their qualifications/application category on their application

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Course Fee

Expand+Student Fees

All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:
1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

STUDENT CONTRIBUTION FEE
The Student Contribution Fee for the 2021/2022 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charg...

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Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+A pharmacy technician plays a central role in the smooth operation of today’s pharmacy, by assisting the pharmacist in their various activities. Pharmacy technicians are employed in the private sector in community and private hospital pharmacies, a...

Subjects Taught What will I study?
Year 1
Chemistry, Mathematics for Scientists, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Laboratory Practice, Learning and Development for Higher Education, Drug Uses and Actions, Community Pharmacy Practice.

Year 2
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Finance and Accounting, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Hospital Pharmacy Practice, Drug Uses and Actions, Formulation and Compounding, Professional Development, Professional Practice Placement.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What job opportunities might it lead to?
Employment prospects for pharmacy technicians are excellent. Work opportunities exist in community and hospital pharmacies, wholesale division, pharmaceutical industry, sale and marketing, IT training, manag...

Further Enquiries Contact Details
Diane Patterson
Course Director
Tel: +353(0)906468057
Email: Diane.Patterson@tus.i
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2021 308
2020 295
2019 306