Healthcare Department

Pre-University Physiotherapy

Health Service Skills 5M3782

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COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to change due to availability and demand: 

  • Physiotherapy Assistance Practice
  • Physiotherapy Assistance Therapy Theory
  • Care Support
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Infection Protection and Control
  • Anatomy and Physiology Body Massage
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Care Skills
  • Safety and Health at work
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Kinesiology
  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis

WHAT IS Pre-University PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDIES?

Students who undertake this one-year course in Physiotherapy studies will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of rehabilitation and an insight into how to assess and treat clients whose movement is restricted by illness, injury, disability or age. Learners 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.

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 – Health Service Skills Award 5M3782
  • Massage
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Patient Handling

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Successful graduates of these courses will be eligible to apply for a position as A
Physiotherapy Assistant in a variety of therapy/care setting within the HSE or private
health service providers.

Third Level Progression:

Graduates can progress to a related undergraduate degree in Ireland and then
apply for a Physiotherapy Therapy Masters programme such as UCD and UL.
Mature students can progress to a related undergraduate degree in Ireland and
then apply for Physiotherapy Therapy undergraduate degrees.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:

Colaiste Ide:
6M5147 Pre-University Physiotherapy
(Level 6, 1 year)

Drogheda Institute of Further Education:
6M5147 Pre-University Physiotherapy
(Level 6, 1 Year)

Royal College of Surgeons:
RC004 Physiotherapy
(Level 8, 4 years)
(Level 5 and 6 / Mature Entry requirement)

Waterford Institute of Technology:
WD006 Health and Exercise Science
(Level 8, 4 Years)

COURSE FEES

Course fees of €200 are to be paid before registration and include course materials, examination fees and a €30 non-refundable deposit.

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