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Course Code: 5M3782

Course Content:

  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
  • Care Skills
  • Rehabilitation Support
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Anatomy & Physiology



The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to work in a supportive role in the area of rehabilitation and physical disability. The Physiotherapist Assistant’s role will be to work under the direction and guidance of a Chartered Physiotherapist to assess, treat and support recovering clients.

Progression and Career Options:

Student successfully completing this course can obtain employment in the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Healthcare sector including nursing homes, retirement villages, hospitals, community and care settings.

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

Graduates from this course may gain entry to a range of related degree programmes including:

  • Hanze/Fontys University, Netherlands
  • Sunderland/Wolverhampton/Teeside University, UK
  • DKIT
  • AIT
  • IT Sligo
  • IT Tralee
  • Portobello Institute

Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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