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Pharmaceutical Science - Level 7 and 8
One of the distinct advantages to studying in an IT is the exposure students get to hands on, practical examples of their subject matter and that is particularly the case with this course as ITT are the only college to date with a fully equipped, mini pharmaceutical facility on site. 

The Pharmaceutical Science course is effectively concerned with teaching the students the exacting procedures involved in the manufacture on a large scale of various powders, creams, antibiotics, protein drugs and enzymes to name but a few. The strict regulatory controls and quality assurance guarantees that operate in industry are maintained in our lab also in order to ensure that our students are able to maintain industry standards.

Students also undertake a 6-8 month work placement in their 3rd year as part of the Student Industrial Placement Programme(SIPP). This along with the experience of working in an actual parma lab throughout their time in college gives students of ITT a distinct advantage when looking for work.

Ireland is an international leader in the pharmaceutical industry and as a consequence some of the largest companies in the world have their European bases here such as Pfizer and Eli Lilly. Graduates from this course can look to get into the following areas: pharmaceutical, health-care, biopharmaceutical, medical devices, biotechnology and research.

Bioanalytical Science - Level 7 and 8
Bioanalytical Science is the concerned with the detection, through biological study and analysis, of trace amounts of biological molecules, micro-organisms and chemicals that might be present or contaminating a biological, environmental or industrial samples.

This course and qualification is highly regarded amongst employers and it has developed an impressive reputation over the years. It prepares students to work in a laboratory environment where analytical tests and research are carried out but the career opportunities on completion of the course are varied.

Bioanalytical techniques have widespread application in industry, public service laboratories, forensic analysis, the food industry, health-care and hospitals with graduates taking positions as quality control/ assurance analysts, production supervisors and managers, technicians and research assistants. Some graduates have also diversified into technical sales and marketing roles.

Sports Science and Health - Level 7 and 8
This is a science degree and not a sports degree, it is just in the area of sports. It is concerned with the application of scientific and medical principals to sports, exercise and the ability of a body to perform physically. Students will study physiology and exercise science in relation to the human body and its ability to adapt to motion, movement, physical activity and health changes. Graduates will have a full and thorough understanding of the identification, treatment and prevention of everyday injuries, illness, physical activity, athletic training and sporting events.

An examples of some of the subjects studied is as follows: Exercise Physiology, Human Anatomy, Physics, Pharmacology, Behavioural Science, Nutritional Biology, Business Development, Epidemiology(Causes and Effects) of Injury and Performance Analysis.
At the Level 8 qualification graduates can get into the following careers: Biomechanist(Enhancing and Optimising the way we move), Clinical Exercise Physiologist(Provide expert advice on exercise for people with chronic diseases), Health Promotion Specialist(Developing and promoting initiatives to encourage people to get more active), Performance Analyst(Collecting footage and statistical data to provide tactical and technical recommendations regarding an athletes or teams performance), Sports and Exercise Psychologist(Analysing the behaviour and mental processes of people involved in sport or exercise to help motivate them) and Strength and Conditioning Coach(Working with elite athletes in the run up to major events).

DNA and Forensics - Level 7 and 8
Forensic science involves the use of scientific knowledge and techniques in support of the legal process. The application of DNA technologies within Forensics and a wide range of other industries has expanded rapidly over the last few years. This course is predominantly concerned with the understanding of DNA processes and principles. There is an element of CSI, where you will be presented with fake crime scenes and you will have to collect and process the evidence but the forensics aspect to this course is minimal compared to the focus on DNA.

Graduates will have a broad knowledge of core biological and chemical sciences. At level 8 stage graduates will develop their analytical skills across a wide range of areas including forensics, DNA technologies, diagnostics, rapid detection of microbial contaminants and the use of genetic markers for predicting disease. 

This is a very interesting course that equips graduates with the technical and analytical skills to be able to work in a wide range of sectors such as biotechnology, healthcare chemical, pharmaceutical and forensic based laboratories. 

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