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Bachelor of Arts
Minimum grade H5/05 in two subjects and H6/06 in four other subjects at H or O level in the leaving certificate including: Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
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QQI FET/FETAC Requirements
As the number of places is limited they will be offered on a competitive basis, based on the student’s score.
This programme qualifies under the HEAR and DARE please visit here for further details.
This Bachelor of Arts programme is designed to explore the concepts and principles of Health, Wellness and Disability in the 21st century. The programme will give the student a critical understanding of the issues that people encounter in relation to health & wellness and disability. Students will examine the opportunities and challenges involved in developing and delivering services that are appropriate, accessible and equitable. Students will explore the evolution and development of theory, policy and practice in these areas. This degree will inform the student about the wider issues in Health, Wellness & Disability and offer them an array of options once they have completed the programme of study.
This degree will explore health in its broadest sense, examining not only the concepts and determinants of health & wellbeing but also the attitudes of society towards health and how health maintenance can be supported.
The concepts that underpin our understanding of disability and how we as a society respond to disabled people are examined. It is envisaged that students completing this programme would be ideally suited to contribute to the development, planning and delivery of excellent services in these fields.
This degree will explore health in its broadest sense, examining not only the concepts & determinants of health & wellbeing but also the attitudes of society towards health and how health maintenance can be supported. The experience of having a disability is explored by examining the concepts that underpin our understanding of disability and looking at how we as a society respond to the person with disability. The Disability Act (2005) makes provision for improved access to public services, by people with disabilities. It is envisaged that students completing this degree would be ideally suited to work in the planning/development/delivery of various division of health and disability service.
Equivalent modules may be substituted from time to time, for any of the above modules under exceptional circumstances approved by the College of Arts, NUI Galway.
NUI Galway and St. Angelas College Sligo offer a range of postgraduate programmes that will be suited to the graduates of the BA (Health and Disability Studies). Students may also choose to pursue further studies leading to professional qualifications such as social work, speech and language therapy or occupational therapy; or to pursue further studies in the areas of Disability Studies, Health Studies or Community Develoment for example.
This degree programme will offer a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates will have the requisite knowledge and transferable skills to work in the areas of health or disability at the individual, group or community level. They may pursue a career in the public service, voluntary or statutory agencies or in the private sector.
Graduates of the BA Health & Disability Studies may be involved in
Graduates will be prepared to play leadership roles in such settings as:
For example; Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Aware, Bodywhys, Care Alliance Ireland, Centre for Independent Living, Cheshire Ireland, DeafHear.ie, Diabetes Federation of Ireland, Down Syndrome Ireland, Enable Ireland, Health Action Overseas, Irish Wheelchair Association, Sophia Housing Association Ltd, Special Olympics Ireland, Spinal Injuries Ireland, The Carers Association, Voluntary Service International, The Equality Authority, Citizen Information Board, Women’s Health Council and Office for Social Inclusion.
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