CAO Code LY806
  Letterkenny Campus

Higher Certificate

Pharmacy Technician

2 years  /    Level 6  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmacy Technician is a two-year course that enables you to gain professional, managerial and technical knowledge to pursue a career in either hospital or retail pharmacies.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER PROPOSED MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS HOURS PER WEEK
1 Chemistry 1 Mandatory 5 8
Pharmacy Work Placement 1 - Practical Mandatory 10 30
Pharmacy Practice 1 and Dispensary Computers Mandatory 10 12
Biological Science Mandatory 5 7
2 Pharmacology Mandatory 5 6
Organic & Applied Chemistry Mandatory 5 7
Pharmacy Work Placement 2 - Practical Mandatory 10 30
Pharmacy Practice 2 Mandatory 10 10
SEMESTER PROPOSED MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS HOURS PER WEEK
3 Calculations and Extemporaneous Preparations Mandatory 5 6
Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Formulation Mandatory 5 6
Pharmacy Work Placement 3 - Practical Mandatory 10 30
Applied Physiology Mandatory 10 10
4 Drug Action & Usage Mandatory 10 10
Pharmacy Business & IT Mandatory 10 10
Pharmacy Work Placement 4 - Practical Mandatory 10 30

Add-on Courses

On successful completion of this programme, learners may transfer to the following programmes at LYIT:

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • Master of Pharmacy. Ulster University (Year 1 - once minimum entry requirements have been met.)
  • Interview for admission through UCAS to Master of Pharmacy at University of Bradford and University of Brighton (Year 1)

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)

Further Information

Contact
Dr Joanne Gallagher
Head of Department

Email: Joanne.Gallagher@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6302

School and Department
Department of Science
School of Science