QQI Community & Health Services Level 5 Code 5M4468
IPU Medical Counter Assistant Certificate
This course provides students with a comprehensive training for working in a Retail Pharmacy environment. The Irish Pharmacy Union module provides students with extensive knowledge of over the counter medicines (OTC) and how to interact with customers in a retail setting. Students gain an in-depth scientific knowledge in a laboratory based setting, and also acquire the Business and Pharmacy IT skills necessary to operate effectively in a Community Pharmacy. In light of the demographic changes and aging population structure, the Retail Pharmacy has a pivotal role in Ireland’s community health & welfare programmes. On completion of the course, students work competently in Pharmacies giving support to all Pharmacy personnel.
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|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Student Services||€ 250|
|Gov PLC Fee||€ 200|
Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
One year full time
Education Progression Opportunities
UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307, CK 706, CK710, CK729, CK730
CIT CCPS: CR007; CR300
LIT: LC260; LC265; LC266; LC267; LC268
AIT, DIT, LYIT, CWIT: AL630; DT425; LY806; CW116
WIT: WD124, WD188, WD 018, WD 187, WD192, WD200
Tralee IT: TL890. TL891 Progression to Nursing programmes is possible.
Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
Medical Counter Assistant; Pharmacy Health Care Adviser; Cosmetic Sales Assistant; Pharmacy Field Sales Representatives; Pharmacy Store Managers.