Pre-University Animal Science | Dunboyne College of Further Education

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Pre-University Animal Science

Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

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COURSE CONTENT

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

 

  • Lab Skills
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Safety and Health
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Welfare
  • Small Animal Husbandry and Housing

Animal Science

WHAT IS ANIMAL SCIENCE?

This course would suit applicants with a passion for working with animals, a willingness to work hard and an interest in biology. Students will receive a solid foundation in Biology and basic Animal Science principles and practices while studying modules within the animal care sectors such as Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare and Biology. This course is an ideal base for students who intend to continue to study at higher education degrees in Veterinary Nursing, Bio-Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

 

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from this course may access Vet Nursing degrees in major Institutes of Technology and UCD. TU Dublin also accept this course for entry to general Science and Bioscience degrees. This course links with General Science in UCD (eg Zoology) and Agricultural Science in UCD.

Other graduates have gone onto further study in Wildlife Biology (IT Tralee), Marine Biology (GMIT), Bio-Veterinary at Athlone or Tralee. Some students will progress to employment in Animal Behaviour, Dog Grooming, Animal Welfare, Stables, Kennels etc. Some students use this award to apply to a wide range of courses in the U.K.

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:

UCD: DN 310 Veterinary Nursing (Level 8, 4 Years)

Tralee IT: TL851 Wildlife Biology (Level 8, 4 Years)

UCD: DN250 Animal Science (Level 8, 4 Years)

Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK784 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years)

Athlone IT: AL842 Bioveterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years)

LIST OF COURSE FEES

Exam Fee €50
Non-Refund €30 €30
Student Registration Fee €50
Specialist Course Fees 2022 €320
DCFE Total Fee €450

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