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).
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Learning to Learn||Principles of Health Promotion|
|Care of Older Adult||Fundamentals of Care 1|
|Psychology for Health Care||Medical Surgery Care 1|
|Anatomy & Physiology 1||Anatomy & Physiology 2|
|Introduction to Healthcare Informatics||Placement 1|
|Lifeskills for Health & Wellbeing|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Fundamentals of Care 2||Professional Development & Community|
|Pharmacology for Health Care 1||Medical Surgical Care 3|
|Medical Surgical 2||(Choose 2) Pharmacology for Health Care 2|
|Placement 2||(Choose 2) Activity Co-ordination for Older Adult|
|(Choose 2) Nutrition for Health|
|(Choose 2) Introduction to Mental Health Care|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Introduction to EvidenceBased Health Care||Management of Care|
|Introduction to Intellectual Diability Care||Management of Care Placement|
|(Choose 1) Applying Psychology & Sociology to Health Care||Connected Health|
|(Choose 1) Medical Surgical Care 4||(Choose 1) Maternal & Newborn Health|
|Placement 4||(Choose 1) Health & Wellbeing|
Leaving Certificate 2019:
Minimum entry requirements
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Advanced and Equivalent Entry:
- Advanced Entry - Years 2,3,4 or 5
- Non-EU Applicants
- QQI FET/FETAC Entry
- QQI FET Progression Entry Route
- Mature Entry Route
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 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
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.
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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