Bachelor of ScienceApplied Health Care

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        206 - 578
Cork Road
3 years
180 ECTS

What is a BSc in Applied Healthcare?

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.

Reasons to Choose this Course

  • The BSc in Applied healthcare is an excellent choice for students interested in exploring numerous potential career paths within healthcare.
  • This course is delivered in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art learning environment and students undertake clinical practice in a variety of healthcare settings around the south east region.
  • You will be taught over three years through a model that we call KSVSE (Knowledge, Science, Values and Attitudes, Skills and Experience).

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Learning to Learn Life Skills for Health & Wellbeing
Care of Older Adult 1Fundamentals of Care 1
Psychology for Health CareMedical Surgery Care 1
Anatomy & Physiology 1Anatomy & Physiology 2
Introduction to Healthcare InformaticsPlacement 1
Principles of Health Promotion
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 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 2Activity Co-ordination for Older Adult*
Nutrition for Health*
Pharmacology for Health Care*
Placement 3*
**Please note that it may not be possible to undertake an elective module because of timetabling or other constraints.**
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Introduction to Evidence Based Health CareManagement of Care
Introduction to Intellectual Diability Care*Management of Care Placement
Placement 4Connected Health
Applying Psychology & Sociology to Health CarePlacement 5
Medical Surgical Care 4**=Elective Modules

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry:

Prior to Placement

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.

Mature Applicants

  • Mature Applicants for this course must apply by 1 February. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Please note that the course content is exactly the same for mature and non-mature students, it is only the CAO code that differs.

BSc in Applied Health Care career opportunities

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

  • Health research

  • Postgraduate study

International Links with Columbus Technical College, United States

Graduates of the BSc in Applied Health Care have the opportunity to 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. 

Further opportunities

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.

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