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Emergency Care Studies

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Emergency Care Studies

Course Code: CI061ER
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Health Service Skills
QQI Code: 5M3782
Duration: 1 Year
Emergency Care Studies

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is designed for students who wish to work in either the emergency care or fire and ambulance services. This course leads to a Level 5 award in Health Service skills with additional certification in Emergency First Responder, accredited by The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). Learners will train for Emergency First Responder incorporating Cardiac First Responder certification which is also PHECC accredited.

Course Content
Activities of Living Patient Care
Anatomy and Physiology
Care Support
Emergency Department Care Skills
Understanding Mental Health
Infection Prevention and Control
Occupational First Aid
Work Experience

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be eligible to apply for work in an emergency medical technician setting.

Progression Opportunities

At Cavan Institute: Graduates are Eligible to progress to the level 6, Health Services Supervisory Management course available at Cavan Institute.

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements). Students may also apply through UCAS to progress their studies in the UK.