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  • » Higher Certificate in Science (Pharmacy Technician)

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate in Science (Pharmacy Technician)
    CAO Code  LY806
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 years
    Standard Code Places:  16
    National Framework Level  6
    Mature Applicant Places  2
    Foundation Places  1
    FETAC Places:  1
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    A pharmacy technician can be defined as someone who, under the supervision of the pharmacist, assists in the various activities of the pharmacy, not requiring the professional judgement of the pharmacist. This new two year Higher Certificate in Science (Pharmacy Technician) aims to provide the professional, managerial and technical knowledge required for pharmacy technicians to take up roles up to senior level in hospital pharmacies, and to support the extended roles now becoming available in community pharmacies. Also the course will provide graduates with the opportunity to take up technical roles within the ever expanding pharmaceutical industry.
    Progression opportunities
    A partnership between the Department of Science at LYIT with the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences at Ulster University (UU) offers students an opportunity to progress their studies from the Higher Certificate (HC) in Science (Pharmacy Technician) at LYIT, to the Masters of Pharmacy programme at UU.  Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Science Pharmacy Technician at LYIT, who have met the minimum Ulster University entry requirements of 65% in all Science based modules in each year of the programme, will automatically gain entry to the four year Master of Pharmacy programme at UU.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Min. Five O6/H7, one of which must be a laboratory based science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry, Agricultural Science).
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7
    Or
      QQI (FET)/CAS
    • Have obtained any FETAC Level 5 award
    Garda Clearance
    Offers of places on this programme are subject to Garda Clearance. The Institute will apply a similar process to that of other programmes requiring Garda Clearance.  If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily.  If it is not, you will not be able to go on placement or fulfil your course requirements, in which case you may be asked to leave the course. Since Applicants will be unable to go on placement or complete the course requirements until vetting is satisfactorily completed, Registration is temporary until such time.  Please note, non EU candidates will only be considered for this programme if there are still places remaining after all EU candidates have first been considered.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Chemistry Mandatory  5  7
     Biological Science Mandatory  5  7
     Pharmacy Practice 1 and Dispensary Computers Mandatory  10  12
      Work Placement 1 – Theory Mandatory  -   1
     Pharmacy Work Placement 1 – Practical Mandatory  10  30 per week
    (6 weeks) 
     1/2  Organic and Applied Chemistry Mandatory  5  7
     Pharmacology Mandatory  5  6
     Pharmacy Practice 2 Mandatory  10  10
     Work Placements 1 – Theory Mandatory  -  1
     Pharmacy Work Placement 1 – Practical Mandatory  10  30 per week
    (6 weeks)
     2/3  Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Formulation Mandatory  5  6
     Applied Physiology Mandatory  10  10
     Calculations and Extemporaneous Preparations Mandatory  5  6
     Work Placements 1 – Theory Mandatory  -  1
     Pharmacy Work Placement 1 – Practical Mandatory  10  30 per week
    (6 weeks)
     2/4  Drugs Action & Usage Mandatory  10  10
     Pharmacy Business and IT Mandatory  10  10
     Pharmacy Work Placement 4 – Practical Mandatory  10  30 per week
    (6 weeks)
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme, the graduate will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of pharmacy administration
    • Understand the mechanisms involved in drug interactions and drug side-effects
    • Communicate effectively and competently with pharmacy customers
    • Know how biochemistry and microbiology are related to pharmacy practice
    • Understand the legal requirements and health and Safety and environmental issues when working in a pharmacy
    • Understand the relationship between drug quality, expiration dating and analysis
    Work Placement
    The work placement modules are an integral part of the course. The aim of the placement is to provide learners with an opportunity to gain skills, experience and competence in both community and hospital pharmacies.In each semester learners will spend six weeks in practice. Please note that with respect to the placement students can be placed in either a community or hospital pharmacy anywhere in the country. While the institute will make every effort to assist the learner in finding a placement final responsibility for securing the placement resides with the learner. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the learner
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    At present pharmacy technicians with a level 6 qualification may apply for positions within the HSE as pharmacy technicians. They may also apply to work as pharmacy technicians in community pharmacies. The programme may open opportunities for graduates to apply to MPharm programmes in the UK via UCAS. Students who successfully complete the Pharmacy Technician programme at Letterkenny Institute of Technology will be guaranteed an interview for admission to year 1 of the University of Brighton Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) programme when they apply via UCAS.
    Fees and Support
    Further information on fees and support can be found at www.studentfinance.ie
    Career Opportunities
    Currently, and for the foreseeable future, employment prospects for pharmacy technicians are good as graduates will find employment in both community-based pharmacies and the public and private hospital sectors. They can also expect to find employment in the pharmaceutical industry.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302

  • » Higher Certificate in Science in Dental Nursing

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate in Science in Dental Nursing
    CAO Code  LY816
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 Years
    Standard Code Places:  14
    Mature Applicants Places:  2
    Foundation Places:  1
    FETAC Places:  1
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
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    Is this Course for You?  
    A dental nurse works as part of a dental team in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. In Ireland they are mainly employed in General Dental Surgeries, Dental Hospitals, Health Service Executive Dental Clinics or Specialist surgeries. They are responsible for ensuring the Dentist or Oral Surgeon's operating list runs smoothly during the course of a clinical session. This includes ensuring that all instrumentation is correct and has been thoroughly sterilised, all radiographs and case notes are prepared for the clinical session, necessary lab work/results and supplies are available, the dental surgery/operating room is clean and equipment is in good working order and all general administrative and office work is up-to-date. Dental nurses are also involved in assisting with suction during dental procedures e.g. cleaning, scaling and polishing of teeth and offering emotional support to patients with an anxiety towards dental treatment. They need to have good organisational skills and have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    The main aim of the course is to produce graduates who are licensed to practice as dental nurses in both Ireland and the UK. The course will provide dental nurses with the appropriate multi-disciplined skills to enable them to play a key role in dental practices.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • Min. Five O6/H7, one of which must be a laboratory based science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry, Agricultural Science).
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7
    Or
      QQI (FET)/CAS
    • Have obtained any FETAC Level 5 award.
    N.B. Garda Vetting
    This programme may bring students into contact with vulnerable adults or children, therefore Garda Vetting is required. Offers of places on this programme are subject to Garda Clearance. The Institute will apply a similar process to that of other programmes requiring Garda Clearance.  If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily.  If it is not, you will not be able to go on placement or fulfil your course requirements, in which case you may be asked to leave the course.
    Since Applicants will be unable to go on placement or complete the course requirements until vetting is satisfactorily completed,  Registration is temporary  until such time.
    Please note, non EU candidates will  only be considered for this programmes if there are still places remaining after all EU candidates have first be considered.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Clinical Dentistry 1: Communication and Patient Care Mandatory  5  6
     Biological Science Mandatory  5  7
     Transferable Skills Mandatory  10  10
     Work Placement 1 Mandatory  10  30
     1/2  Clinical Dentistry 2: Materials and Instrumentation Mandatory  5  6
     Disease & Infection Control Mandatory  10  10
     Pharmacology Mandatory  5  6
     Work Placement 2 Mandatory  10  30
     2/3  Applied Physiology Mandatory  10  10
     Nutrition & Health Promotion Mandatory  5  6
     Clinical Dentistry 3: Anatomy and Pathology Mandatory  5  5
     Work Placement 3 Mandatory  10  30
     2/4  Business Management Mandatory  5  6
     Drugs Action & Usage Mandatory  10  10
     Clinical Dentistry 4: Special Practice Mandatory  5  5
     Work Placement 4 Mandatory  10  30
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme, the graduate will be expected to:
    • Have a knowledge of the scientific principles of sterilisation, disinfection and antisepsis
    • Have a knowledge of oral physiology and craniofacial, oral and dental anatomy relevant to dental nursing
    • Have an understanding of the fundamental aspects of anatomy, physiology and microbiology relevant to dental nursing
    • Be competent in IT
    • Demonstrate an ability to work as a member of a dental team
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, managers and clients
    • Demonstrate an ability to recognise and manage social and psychological issues relevant to care of patients through the use of case scenarios.
    • Be able to identify that a medical emergency has arisen
    • Be familiar with the principles of First Aid
    • Record information and maintain records and demonstrate the ability to produce and use clinical records effectively.
    • Be familiar with the legal and ethical requirements governing the operation of a dental setting
    • Be familiar with the learning orientated towards personal growth and professional development
    • Be familiar with some human physiology and common disorders of body systems
    • Have a good understanding of Health and Safety legislation when working in a dental setting.
    • Explain the procedures involved in the preparation and decontamination of the dental surgery
    • Understand the concept of cross contamination and its prevention
    • Detail the therapeutic actions of drugs in the body systems.
    • Display an understanding of commonly used dental materials
    • Provide chair side support to the operator and patient during dental procedures
    • Describe the general relationships between diet and nutrition and oral health and disease/
    • Develop an understanding of the use of ionising radiation in dentistry
    Work Placement
    Work placement is an integral part of the programme with a six week placement embedded in each semester. Students will be placed in community and hospital dental practices during the duration of the programme in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Please note that with respect to the placement students can be placed in either a community or hospital dental surgery anywhere in the country. These work placements provide the student with an opportunity to learn from experience through supervised practice. Experiential learning in this way provides opportunities to reflect on practice and to apply theory to practice. While the institute will make every effort to assist the learner in finding a placement final responsibility for securing the placement resides with the learner. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the learner..
    Follow-on Courses
    Students who successfully complete the Higher Certificate are eligible to apply for a range of continued professional development courses in, for example, dental hygiene.
    What are the job prospects?
    Salaries for dental nurses in the public health sector are operated on a salary grading system subject to public sector agreements. The grading system defines up to eight salary grades for each position with grades in the HSE starting at €20 to €25 k and in the NHS at £13 to £15 k. In practice the starting salary of a dental nurse can range from €20,000 to €25,000 ROI and £16,000 to £21,000 in the UK.
    The main employers are:
    • Private community dentists
    • The Health Service Executive
    Dental Council of Ireland
    The Institute received approval for the programme from the Dental Council of Ireland in September 2012.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302

  • » Bachelor of Science in Bioscience

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Bioscience
    CAO Code  LY817
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  26
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Bioscience involves the study of living organisms - how humans, plants, animals, and microbes function and interact with their environment. Bioscientists use their knowledge of Biology and Biological Techniques to develop products and improve human health, animal health, agriculture and the environment. New technologies in bioscience which include biotechnology are applied in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, environmental analysis and in the food industry.
    A degree in Bioscience could lead to a very satisfying and worthwhile career. One of the main areas of Bioscience, Biotechnology, helps to improve life by its contributions to genetics, to the diagnosis and treatment of disease, to the development of drugs, to agricultural improvements, and to the environment. Biotechnologists have been involved in sequencing the human genome, and in the identification of genetic links in diseases such as arthritis and some cancers. This type of information can be used to identify high risk patients and to develop appropriate treatments. Students on this programme are trained in analytical skills and in modern techniques of biological analysis and biotechnology. They also gain an understanding of environmental issues and the regulatory situation in regards to monitoring environmental parameters.
    The B.Sc. in Bioscience is a three-year programme, during which extensive time is spent in a range of well-equipped laboratories. The first year of this programme provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of science as well as introducing key skills that are transferable to future employment opportunities. The first year is common with some other programmes in the science department and this allows potential students the option of changing their specialisation up to the end of their first year. In the second year students on this programme study a range of biological topics including human Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, as well as modules such as Instrumentation which teach the practical techniques involved in analysis of biological materials. In the third year of the programme students study advanced topics such as Genetics and Recombinant DNA, Cell Culture and Clean Room Technology, Environmental Analysis as well as continuing to extend their skills in modern analytical techniques used in biotechnology and in the pharmaceutical and food industries. The final year also includes modules on research methods and quality assurance. At all stages practical and theoretical aspects of the modules offered will be integrated. Every effort is made to provide a learning environment in which the students' enthusiasm for their subject is fostered and their intellectual, personal, and practical skills developed.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Minimum Points Score 160
    • Min. Five O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7
    Or
      QQI (FET)/CAS
    • Have obtained any FETAC Level 5 award.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Introductory Biology Mandatory  5  5
     Chemistry 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Physics 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematical Skills for Science 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Transferable Skills 1 Mandatory  10  6
     1/2  Animal & Plant Biology Mandatory  5  5
     Chemistry 2: Fuels, Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry Mandatory  5  5
     Physics 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematical Skills for Science 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Transferable Skills 2 Mandatory  10  6
     2/3  Mathematical Methods for Science Mandatory  5  4
     Ecosystems Mandatory  5  5
     Fundamentals of Microbiology Mandatory  10  7
     Instrumentation 1 Mandatory  10  7
     2/4  Data Methods for Science Mandatory  5  4
     Anatomy & Physiology Mandatory  5  3
     Instrumentation 2 Mandatory  10  7
     Biochemistry Mandatory  10  7
     3/5  Research Skills Mandatory  5  3
     Pharmacology Mandatory  5  3
     Genetics and Recombinant DNA Mandatory  10  7
     Cell Culture and Clean Room Technology Mandatory  10  7
     3/6  Quality and Regulations Mandatory  5  3
     Applied Microbiology Mandatory  5  4
     Applied Immunology Mandatory  10  7
     Environmental Analysis Mandatory  10  7
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the graduate will have:
    • Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of physics, biology and chemistry;
    • Specialist knowledge and understanding of skills relating to biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, quality assurance, instrumental analysis, microbiological analysis, biochemical analysis, immunology, and statistics;
    • The ability to apply and integrate conceptual and theoretical information relating to the skills above;
    • Acquired methods for generating, processing, interpreting and presenting information in the areas above;
    • The skills required to identify, define and resolve routine problems in bioanalysis;
    • The skills required to make decisions and justify those decisions in relation to the task;
    • The ability to recognise best-practice across a range of legal and ethical areas;
    • The ability to plan and organise work and interact effectively as part of a team;
    • The ability to develop and formalise original ideas using a range of tools;
    • The ability to demonstrate specialist skills required for working in  Bioscience industries;
    • The skills to discuss scientific issues in the area of environmental science, biotechnology and related areas in medical research in a social, economic and cultural context;
    • Acquired the skills to demonstrate an awareness of current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved in the areas of biotechnology and the environment
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme learners may progress to an Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) in Bioanalytical Science at LYIT.
    Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies at other Universities in Ireland or abroad. Acceptance on any programme is at the discretion of the college to which the candidate applies.
    Career Opportunities
    Current forecasts for Bioscience graduates in Ireland are excellent. Graduates from this course could take up a number of positions in industry and in particular the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors. There are currently about 60 Irish-based biotechnology companies, employing an estimated 4,000 people and biotechnology is regarded as a priority area by agencies such as Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.  High-profile biotechnology employers in Ireland include Pfizer Ireland, MSD, Genzyme Ireland, Norbrook Laboratories and Megazyme.  The pharmaceutical industry is flourishing in Ireland - it is the country's biggest exporter and one of its major employers. The B.Sc. in Bioscience is broadly based and opens the door to a wide range of interesting careers. Holders of this degree find employment not only in the biotechnology sector, but also in pharmaceutical, food, chemical and water industries, and in state laboratories and agencies. They may also be employed as technicians in academic and research institutions.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302

  • » Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Nutrition

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Nutrition
    CAO Code  LY837
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  26
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This three year B.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition has developed in response to the demands for graduates who combine a knowledge of food science with an understanding of human nutrition. Students on this course learn about food production and processing, and study the nutritional properties, quality and safety of food and food products. They also acquire knowledge of human biochemistry, anatomy and physiology and an understanding of nutritional requirements and dietary analysis.
    Health concerns over obesity, allergies, and the relationships between diet and disease have led to an increased emphasis the importance of good nutrition. As knowledge in the areas of nutrition and technology advances, and consumers adapt to changing lifestyles, the food industry is responding by developing a new generation of foods with emphasis on added value, nutritional content, and safety. These developments have created an increased demand for well-qualified graduates in Food Science and Nutrition by companies and agencies who recruit to areas such as food production, food analysis, health promotion, quality assurance, product development, and food safety.
    The B.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition is a three-year programme, during which extensive time is spent in a range of well-equipped laboratories, including a specialist food technology laboratory containing pilot equipment for food production and processing.  The first year of this programme provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of science as well as introducing key skills that are transferable to future employment opportunities. The first year is common with some other programmes in the science department and this allows potential students the option of changing their specialisation up to the end of their first year. In the second year students on this programme study Food Technology, Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Biochemistry, and Microbiology as well as modules such as Instrumentation which teaches practical techniques involved in food analysis. In the third year of the programme modules include Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Dietary Analysis and Sports Nutrition. The final year also includes modules on Research Methods and Quality Management. At all stages practical and theoretical aspects of the modules offered will be integrated. Every effort is made to provide a learning environment in which the students' enthusiasm for their subject is fostered and their intellectual, personal, and practical skills developed.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Minimum Points Score 160
    • Min. Five O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7
    Or
      QQI (FET)/CAS
    • Have obtained any FETAC Level 5 award.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Introductory Biology Mandatory  5  5
     Chemistry 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Physics 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematical Skills for Science 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Transferable Skills 1 Mandatory  10  6
     1/2  Animal & Plant Biology Mandatory  5  5
     Chemistry 2: Fuels, Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry Mandatory  5  5
     Physics 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematical Skills for Science 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Introductory Biology Mandatory  5  5
     2/3  Food Chemistry Mandatory  5  4
     Food Technology 1 : Unit Operations Mandatory  10  7
     Fundamentals of Microbiology Mandatory  10  7
     Food Instrumentation 1 Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Data Methods for Science Mandatory  5  4
     Human Nutrition Mandatory  10  7
     Biochemistry Mandatory  10  7
     Food Instrumentation 2 Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Food Technology 2: Milk & Meat Technology Mandatory  10  6
     Food Microbiology Mandatory  10  7
     Research Skills Mandatory  5  3
     Sports Nutrition Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Food Technology : Cereals, Fruit and Vegetables Mandatory  10  6
     Quality Management Mandatory  5  4
     Dietary Evaluation Mandatory  5  3
     Advanced Food Chemistry Mandatory  10  7
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the graduate will have:
    • Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology and biochemistry;
    • Specific knowledge and understanding of specific theories, concepts and principles in food microbiology, food chemistry, food technology, food analysis, food safety and human nutrition;
    • The ability to apply and integrate conceptual and theoretical information relating to the skills above;
    • Acquired methods for generating, processing, interpreting and presenting information in the areas above;
    • The skills required to identify, define and resolve routine problems in the food science area;
    • The skills required to make decisions and justify those decisions in relation to the task;
    • The ability to recognise best-practice across a range of legal and ethical areas;
    • The ability to plan and organise work and interact effectively as part of a team;
    • The ability to develop and formalise original ideas using a range of tools;
    • The ability to demonstrate specialist skills required for working in food science and allied industries;
    • The skills to discuss scientific issues in the area of food science and nutrition and related areas in a social, economic and cultural context;
    • Acquired the skills to demonstrate an awareness of current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved in the areas of food safety, food production, nutritional assessment and requirements and health promotion.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme learners may progress to an Honours Bachelor Degree at LYIT in Food Science and Nutrition.
    Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies to Honours Degree level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad. Acceptance on any programmes is at the discretion of the college to which the candidate applies.
    Career Opportunities
    The Irish food industry is a successful and multi-faceted natural resource that plays a central role in the Irish economy. Food is our largest indigenous industry. Good Nutrition is of paramount importance to the health of the nation. Prospects for graduates trained in Food Science and Nutrition are excellent. The B.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition programme produces graduates who are well prepared to work in both the private and public sector. Holders of the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition are qualified to apply for a wide variety of technical and managerial positions in the food and agricultural industries, and also within the media and food retailing. Career opportunities include: production supervisor/manager, quality assurance technician or manager, college/research technician, product development technician or manager.
    For articles which you may find helpful see: here
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302

  • » Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing
    CAO Code  LY847
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years
    Standard Code Places:  26
    FETAC Places:  2
    Mature Applicants Places:  2
    Foundation Places:  2
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    The degree in Veterinary Nursing is a novel and exciting area for potential graduates. It is a multi-disciplined course providing learners with surgical, clinical and nursing skills alongside business skills to provide the practice with the required management/veterinary nursing skills that many practices are seeking in a veterinary nurse. The programme will also contribute to the academic and professional development of veterinary nurses so that they will make an enhanced contribution to the care of animals.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Minimum Points Score 160
    • Min. Five O6/H7, one of which must be a laboratory based science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry, Agricultural Science).
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7 
    Or
      QQI (FET)/CAS
    • Have obtained a full FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Animal Care (CASAC) 5M2768, including a distinction in C20006 or 5N2746 Biology Plus at least two further distinctions from the following modules, C20152 or 5N0753 Animal Welfare, C20153 or 5N0750 Animal Anatomy & Physiology, G20001 or 5N0690 Communications.
    Applicants from Northern Ireland must have a minimum of 1 GCE A level at grade E or better and 4 other passes at GCSE ‘O’ level grade C or better to include Maths, English and a science based subject.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Introduction to Nursing Mandatory  5  8
     Communications and Research Skills Mandatory  5  6
     Animal Husbandry, Nutrition and Welfare Mandatory  10  10
     Work Placement 1 – Theory Mandatory  -  1
     Work Placement 1 – Practical Mandatory  10  30 per week (6 weeks)
     1/2  Biological & Bioveterinary Science Mandatory  5  6
     Veterinary Nursing 1 Mandatory  10  10
     Surgical Nursing and Theatre Practice Mandatory  5  6
     Work Placement 2 – Theory Mandatory  -  1
     Work Placement 2 – Practical Mandatory  10  30 per week (6 weeks)
     2/3  Exotic and Wildlife Nursing Mandatory  5  5
     Veterinary Nursing 2 Mandatory  10  12
     Professional, Regulatory and Ethical Studies Mandatory  5  5
     Work Placement 3 – Theory Mandatory  -  1
     Work Placement 3 – Practical Mandatory  10  30 per week (6 weeks)
     2/4  Veterinary Nursing 3 Mandatory  10  10
     Veterinary Practice Management Mandatory  10  10
     Work Placement 4 – Theory Mandatory  -  1
     Work Placement 4 – Practical  Mandatory  10  30 per week (6 weeks)
     3/5  Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Therapy Mandatory  5  5
     Veterinary Nursing 4 Mandatory  10  10
     Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Mandatory  5  5
     Work Placement 5 – Theory Mandatory  -  1
     Work Placement 5 – Practical  Mandatory  10  30 per week (6 weeks)
     3/6  Pharmacy and Stock Management Mandatory  5  5
     Veterinary Nursing 5 Mandatory  5  5
     Professional Practice Skills Mandatory  10  8
     Work Placement 6 – Theory Mandatory  -  1
     Work Placement 6 – Practical Mandatory  10  30 per week (6 weeks
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to:
    • Monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the workplace;
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, managers and clients;
    • Prepare an extended report in suitable academic writing style and defend findings orally;
    • Understand the role of the nurse in patient care and the provision of basic care;
    • Assist in the preparation of patients for medical procedures and assist the veterinary surgeon during same;
    • Demonstrate a comprehension of the statutory and ethical aspects of a veterinary practice;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of prioritizing treatment of the most critically injured in trauma patients;
    • Dispense medication according to the veterinary direction and maintain appropriate records of the transaction;
    • Prepare diagnostic imaging equipment and materials;
    • Maintain and prepare surgical environments, equipment and materials for surgical procedures;
    • Assist in administering and maintaining anaesthetics to animals;
    • Support and offer advice to clients during the provision of veterinary services.
    Work Placement
    Learners will have two 6 week placements each semester. These placements will be in practices in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Please note that with respect to the placement students can be placed in a veterinary practice anywhere in the country Learners will spend at least 500 hours of the total work placement over the 3 years in veterinary practices that are Veterinary Council of Ireland registered veterinary clinics and/or registered veterinary hospitals or equivalent. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the learner.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Progression on this course will comply with standard regulations and procedures. It is anticipated that on successful completion learners will, for the most part, go directly into practice as Veterinary Nurses. Others may wish to progress to BSc (Hons.) programmes in a relevant science discipline in Ireland or abroad.
    Under the Veterinary Practice Act the Veterinary Council of Ireland is the current authority for Veterinary Nurses. However there is provision within the Act for the establishment of a Veterinary Nursing Council (possibly within the next couple of years) and this will allow for this Council to examine progression routes and speciality courses for veterinary Nurses.
    Career Opportunities
    Currently and for the foreseeable future employment prospects for veterinary nurses are good.
    Veterinary Council of Ireland
    The Institute obtained full-accreditation of this course from the Veterinary Council of Ireland in July 2011.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302

  • » Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science
    CAO Code  LY867
    LYIT internal code  LY_SPMED_D
    Duration  3 Years
    Standard Code Places:  26
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This new course covers the full range of core subjects in science and in particular Pharmaceutical science. Pharmaceutical scientists have key analytical skills which can be applied in many industrial, research and government laboratories. This course is intrinsically multidisciplinary in nature. The degree emphasises the importance of analytical and medicinal sciences to the modern pharmaceutical, and medicinal product sectors as well as related chemical industries.
    The B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science is a three-year programme, during which extensive time is spent in a range of well-equipped laboratories. The first year of this programme provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of science as well as introducing key skills that are transferable to future employment opportunities. The first year is common with some other programmes in the science department and this allows potential students the option of changing their specialisation up to the end of their first year.
    In the second year students on this programme study a range of topics including Medicinal Drug discovery, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, as well as modules such as Instrumentation which teach the practical techniques involved in analysis of materials. In the third year of the programme students study topics including Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Medicinal Science of Natural Products as well as continuing to extend their skills in modern analytical techniques used in chemical analysis. The final year also includes modules on research methods and on quality and regulations.
    At all stages practical and theoretical aspects of the modules offered will be integrated. Every effort is made to provide a learning environment in which the students' enthusiasm for their subject is fostered and their intellectual, personal, and practical skills developed.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Minimum Points Score 160
    • Min. Five O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7
    Or
      QQI (FET)/CAS
    • Have obtained any FETAC Level 5 award.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Introductory Biology Mandatory  5  5
     Chemistry 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Physics 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematical Skills for Science 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Transferable Skills 1 Mandatory  10  6
     1/2  Animal & Plant Biology Mandatory  5  5
     Chemistry 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Physics 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematical Skills for Science 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Transferable Skills 2 Mandatory  10  6
     2/3  Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Mandatory  10  7
     Organic Chemistry Mandatory  5  5
     Instrumentation 1 Mandatory  10  7
     Medicinal Drug Discovery Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Pharmaceutical Chemistry Mandatory  5  4
     Biochemistry Mandatory  10  7
     Instrumentation 2 Mandatory  10  7
     Data Methods for Science  Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Pharmaceutical Analysis Mandatory  10  6
     Medicinal Drug Analysis Mandatory  10  6
     Research Skills Mandatory  5  3
     Pharmacology Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Pharmaceutical Microbiology Mandatory  10  6
     Medicinal Science of Natural Products Mandatory  5  7
     Industrial Processes and Medical Devices Mandatory  10  3
     Quality & Regulations Mandatory  5  3
     Placement Optional  15  30
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme learners may progress to a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (Level 8) in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science.  Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies at other Universities in Ireland or abroad. Acceptance on any programme is at the discretion of the college to which the candidate applies.
    Career Opportunities
    Holders of the B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science have a diverse and widening range of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical, medicinal science, environmental and chemical industries. The larger employers include, Allergan, Abbott Ireland, Randox, Pfizer Ireland, MSD, Genzyme Ireland, Norbrook Laboratories and Megazyme
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302

  • » BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Honours (COMMON ENTRY) INCORPORATING DEGREE AWARD OPTIONS:

    BSc Honours in Bioanalytical Science
    BSc Honours in Food Science and Nutrition
    BSc Honours in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (common entry)
    CAO Code  LY818
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  26
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This course is designed to allow for broader entry to the undergraduate ab initio Level 8 Science programs of, Bioanalytical Science, Food Science and Nutrition or Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science at LYIT. This new course proposal will give you the opportunity to have a year to decide which area of science appeals to you and to then pursue this in years 2 to 4. At the end of year 1, subject to the availability of places you can decide which course to chose from one of the following; Bioanalytical Science, Food Science and Nutrition or Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Min. Six O6/H7
    • Maths O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • At Least Two H5
    Or
      QQI (FET)/CAS
    • Have obtained any FETAC Level 5 award including distinctions in at least three modules.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Introductory Biology  Mandatory  5  5
     Chemistry 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Physics 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematical Skills for Science 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Transferable Skills 1  Mandatory  10  6
     1/2  Animal and Plant Biology  Mandatory  5  5
     Chemistry 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Physics 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematical Skills for Science 2  Mandatory  5  4
     Transferable Skills 2 Mandatory  10  6
    Years 2, 3 & 4
     Bioanalytical ScienceFood Science and NutritionPharmaceutical and Medicinal Science
    Progression
    On successful completion of year 1 of this course students can progress to year 2 of one of the following programmes BSc Honours in Bioanalytical Science, BSc Honours in Food Science and Nutrition or BSc Honours in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science subject to availability of places. Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies to Masters or Doctoral level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    This course begins in September 2015.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302

  • » Bachelor of Science Honours in Bioanalytical Science

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science Honours in Bioanalytical Science
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  LY_SBIOA_B
    Duration  1 Year, post level 7 degree
    Standard Code Places:  18
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme is designed to meet the demand for reliable bioanalysts in the areas of analytical science, molecular biology, biotechnology, immunology and in the pharmaceutical industry. The programme builds on the knowledge gained by students in the Level 7 B.Sc. in , Bioscience and B.Sc. in Analytical and Forensic Science, or its equivalents. It may be completed in one academic year (two semesters) or on a part-time basis. The programme aims to broaden the extent, scope and depth of the student's knowledge.
    The B.Sc. in Bioanalytical Science provides a clear knowledge of the underlying concepts behind modern bioanalytical techniques and experience in application of these techniques in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and related industries and in environmental analysis . Graduates are provided with technical competence in analytical biochemical, genetic, immunological and microbiologically-based analytical methodologies and the skills and knowledge required to work in the biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries as well as in state scientific agencies. It also provides the necessary skills for those students who wish to pursue further post-graduate studies or research.
    The programme covers areas such as Molecular Biology, Analytical Science Biopharmaceutical Processes and Protein Chemistry. Other modules include Management Theory and Practice  and Research Project Design. The students carry out an extensive research project during the course, develop essential practical research skills, and strengthen the presentation and communication skills acquired in previous years.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    This is two semester, add-on, Honours Degree programme for students who have achieved a Level 7 B.Sc. in Bioscience or B.Sc. in Analytical and Forensic Science. Students who have successfully completed level 7 qualifications in other areas of Science with 180 ECTS credits and appropriate learning outcomes would also be considered for acceptance.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Analytical Science Mandatory  10  6
     Research Project Design Mandatory  5  2
     Industrial Microbiology Elective  5  3
     Medicinal Chemistry Elective  5  3
     Molecular Biology Mandatory  10  7
     4/8  Protein Chemistry Mandatory  5  3
     Research Project Mandatory  10  2
     Biopharmaceutical Processes Mandatory  10  7
     Management Theory and Practice Mandatory  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the graduate will have:
    • Specific knowledge and understanding of specific theories, concepts and principles in biopharmaceutical processes, industrial microbiology, molecular biology and analytical science ;
    • Acquired the methods for generating, processing, interpreting and presenting information in the areas above;
    • The ability to identify, define and resolve complex problems through biopharmaceutical processes;
    • Acquired methods for generating, processing, interpreting and presenting information in the areas above;
    • An understanding of emerging technologies and the factors driving these developments;
    • The ability to analyse and evaluate information and based on that information be able to formulate and appraise solutions;
    • The skills required to carry out independent research and make decisions and justify those decisions in relation to the task;
    • The ability to recognise and apply best-practice across a range of legal and ethical areas as part of their decision making process;
    • The ability to plan and organise work and interact effectively as part of a team;
    • The ability to develop and formalise original ideas using a range of tools;
    • The ability to demonstrate specialist skills required for working in bioscience and biopharmaceutical industries;
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    This course has been recognized by the Teaching Council, in conjunction with the Level 7 B.Sc. in Bioscience as fulfilling the requirements for admission to the Register for Post Primary Teachers, for the purpose of teaching Biology in Secondary Schools.
    Graduates may pursue postgraduate studies by research at LYIT.
    Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies to Masters level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad, or in some cases transfer to programmes leading to the award of a Doctoral Degree.
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates find employment in analysis, quality assurance, research and development, and in innovation and product development areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food, and health care companies.
    Current forecasts about the future of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries in Ireland are excellent. High-profile companies include Allergan, Pfizer Ireland, MSD, Genzyme Ireland, Norbrook Laboratories and Megazyme.
    Holders of the B.Sc. Honours degree can obtain more senior and responsible positions than holders of Level 7 qualifications. Graduates may also pursue postgraduate degrees in the science department at LYIT and in other third level institutions.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302

  • » Bachelor of Science Honours in Food Science & Nutrition

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science Honours in Food Science & Nutrition
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  LY_SFODN_B
    Duration  1 Year, post level 7 degree
    Standard Code Places:  18
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    The B.Sc. Honours in Food Science and Nutrition is designed to build on knowledge gained by students in a Level 7 B.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition and to broaden the scope and depth of this knowledge. It may be completed in one academic year (2 semesters) or on a part-time basis (ACCS).
    The nutritional content, safety, and quality of food are issues that have an important effect on our lives and our health. The food industry in response has a constant demand for graduates in Food Science who have good scientific skills as well as knowledge and skills in nutrition, food safety, and food product development. The programme includes modules on Food Fermentation, Food Safety, Nutrition, Disease and Health Promotion, Food Processsing, and Food Product Development and Sensory Evaluation The programme also contains a module on LEAN Technologies: Tools and Techniques  that is intended to equip the student with the basic skills required to develop their management potential within the food industry. The students carry out an extensive research project during the course, develop essential practical research skills, and strengthen the presentation and communication skills acquired in previous years.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    This is two semester, add-on, Honours Degree programme for students who have achieved a Level 7 B.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition. Students who have completed an equivalent programme at Level 7 with appropriate learning outcomes would also be considered for acceptance.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Food Safety Mandatory  5  4
     Food Fermentation Mandatory  10  6
     Research Project Design Mandatory  5  2
     Food Product Development and Sensory Evaluation Mandatory  10  6
     4/8  Food Processing Mandatory  5  4
     LEAN Technologies: Tools and Techniques Mandatory  5  4
     Research Project Mandatory  10  2
     Nutrition, Disease and Health Promotion Mandatory  10  6
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the graduate will have:
    • Specific knowledge and in depth understanding of the theories, paradigms, defining concepts and underlying principles of food production and processing, new product development, factors governing food safety, food safety management systems including HACCP, lean technologies and human nutrition;
    • The ability to identify, define and resolve complex problems in food technology and food product development;
    • The ability to analyse and evaluate information and based on that information be able to formulate and appraise solutions;
    • The skills required to carry out independent research and make decisions and justify those decisions in relation to the task;
    • The ability to recognise and apply best-practice across a range of legal and ethical areas as part of their decision making process;
    • The ability to plan and organise work and interact effectively as part of a team;
    • The ability to develop and formalise original ideas using a range of tools;
    • The skills to discuss scientific issues in the area of food science and nutrition and related areas in a social, economic and cultural context;
    • Acquired the skills to demonstrate an awareness of current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved in the areas of food safety, food production, nutritional assessment and requirements and health promotion
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Graduates may pursue postgraduate studies by research at LYIT.
    Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies to Masters level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad, or in some cases transfer to programmes leading to the award of a Doctoral Degree. This programme will increase the choice of career options to include post-graduate degrees in areas such as Health Promotion and Nutrition. Acceptance on any programme is at the discretion of the college to which the candidate applies
    Career Opportunities
    Ireland has a proud tradition as a producer and exporter of quality foods e.g. dairy products, meat, fish, etc.
    The food industry is responding to advances in nutritional knowledge and technology by developing a new generation of convenience foods with an emphasis on added value and safety. Such developments have created a demand for young well qualified graduates in food science to join the wide variety of companies in Ireland and abroad who regularly recruit to areas such as production, quality assurance, product development, food safety, etc. Food Science and Nutrition graduates are able to pursue successful careers in the food industry, and also in government departments concerned with food production and food safety. Previous graduates have found employment with Kerry group, Errigal Seafood, Marine Harvest Ireland, Liffey Meats and Nature’s Best.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302

  • » Bachelor of Science Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  1 Year, post level 7 degree
    Standard Code Places:  25
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    The BSc Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare is a one year add on level 8 programme which has been developed to act as a progression route for students who successfully complete the level 7 BSc in Veterinary Nursing programme at LYIT, or a suitable alternate level 7 in another Higher Education Institution.
    Veterinary nurses and animal trainers are in a unique position to impact positively on the welfare of other animals by recognising the incipient development of aberrant behaviours of the animals which fall within their remit. Furthermore, they have a forum from which to disseminate gold standard information which is science and evidence based into the general domain.  Within their animal husbandry roles, these professionals have the opportunity to behave as role models and demonstrate best practice management of a variety of animals and thereby prophylactically prevent the development of problem behaviours in these animals.
    It is often the behaviours that cause most inconvenience to people which are termed aberrant, when indeed they are just natural responses to distress, either physical or environmental. The motivations and responses may be normal, but are understood or adjudged as inappropriate due to lack of understanding. A professional, having completed this course in animal behaviour and welfare, would be well placed to recognise a vulnerable candidate, and educate the owner how to best pre-empt these responses from developing into a behaviour and welfare problem.  A BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare will allow students to obtain a BSc Honours in a relevant discipline while additionally increasing their skillset and ultimately enhancing their career opportunities.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    This is two semester, add-on Honours Degree programme for students who have achieved a Level 7 B.Sc. in Veterinary Nursing.  Students who have completed an equivalent programme or a suitable alternate Level 7 with appropriate learning outcomes would also be considered for acceptance
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits
     4/7  Animal Cognition and Behaviour Mandatory  10
     Animal Welfare Mandatory  10
     Welfare and Behavioural aspects of Rehabilitation Mandatory  5
     FResearch Project Design Mandatory  10
     4/8  Anthrozoology Mandatory  10
     Advanced Veterinary Fluid Therapy Elective  10
     Wildlife Conservation and Welfare Elective  10
     Research Project Mandatory  10
    Progression
    Having completed a level 8 BSc Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare students will be able to progress to pursue postgraduate studies in an appropriate field.  Entry into any postgraduate programmes is at the discretion of the host institute.
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates with knowledge of Animal Behaviour and Welfare have a range of potential employment opportunities, graduates are sought in animal welfare organisations, zoos, wildlife parks, research organisations and rescue centres and veterinary clinics. Graduates can progress to practise as a professional animal behaviourist after some further postgraduate study and clinical training. 
    Holders of the B.Sc. Honours degree can obtain more senior and responsible positions than holders of Level 7 qualifications. Graduates may also pursue postgraduate degrees in related areas in other third level institutions.
    This course begins in September each year. Applications for direct entry onto this programme are made directly to LYIT. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Dr. Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: joanne.gallagher@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6302