The BSc in Applied Health Care is the first program of its kind in Ireland and is designed to help you understand the varied needs of patients across the lifespan and enable you to deliver direct health care in hospitals, community care, general practice, pharmaceutical industry and health research. This course also prepares students for the emerging area of internet and telephone health care delivery. Clinical experience is an essential element of the course. Placement occurs in each year of the course, which allows the student to put theory into practice in a real health care setting.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Learning to Learn||Life Skills for Health & Wellbeing|
|Care of Older Adult 1||Fundamentals of Care 1|
|Psychology for Health Care||Medical Surgery Care 1|
|Anatomy & Physiology 1||Anatomy & Physiology 2|
|Introduction to Healthcare Informatics||Placement 1|
|Principles of Health Promotion|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Fundamentals of Care 2||**Professional Development & Community**|
|Pharmacology for Health Care 1||Medical Surgical Care 3|
|Medical Surgical 2||Introduction to Mental Health Care|
|Placement 2||Activity Co-ordination for Older Adult*|
|Nutrition for Health*|
|Pharmacology for Health Care*|
|**Please note that it may not be possible to undertake an elective module because of timetabling or other constraints.**|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Introduction to Evidence Based Health Care||Management of Care|
|Introduction to Intellectual Diability Care*||Management of Care Placement|
|Placement 4||Connected Health|
|Applying Psychology & Sociology to Health Care||Placement 5|
|Medical Surgical Care 4*||*=Elective Modules|
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Prior to going on placement, students will be required to have satisfactory Garda Vetting/Police Clearance, Mandatory Training (CPR, Manual Handling) and Occupational Health. This will be coordinated by WIT staff. All placements will be discussed on an individual basis with students and where possible will reflect their specific areas of interest in direct health care delivery.
Graduates may gain employment in the following areas:
Applied health care provision in variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, community care settings, nursing homes.
Managing and coordinating General Practices
Sales representatives in the pharmaceutical industry
Delivery of health care in the emerging tele-health industry
Graduates of the BSc in Applied Health Care have the opportunity to progress to Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland to undertake MSc programs in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Work.
Graduates may also progress to Columbus Technical College and pursue further education in the field of nursing and continue further studies to become a US registered nurse. Jessie Benson a year 3 BSc in Applied Healthcare student recently returned from a two week summer program in America, visiting in Columbus Technical College (CTC), Georgia. Jessie got to experience American college life during her stay, undertaking classes with American nursing students and visiting a range of health care facilities where students do placements.
Successfully completing all aspects of this Level 7 BSc in Applied Healthcare allows you the option to apply for an add-on year which is a Level 8 BSc (Hons) in Applied Healthcare (WD005 AHC). This will allow you to access post-graduate MSc programs in England within health care.