NEW Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Technician Studies CW127 (Add-on)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW127 (full-time), CW157 (part-time)
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  • New Course
  • 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • How to Apply
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

If you would like to enhance your scope of practice as a Pharmacy Technician, contributing to effective and safe optimisation of patients' medicines and personalised healthcare in a responsible and ethical way, then this course is for you!

This course is designed to reflect the changing roles of Pharmacy Technicians. Sláinte Care (2018), the Irish Government’s ten-year programme for health services in Ireland, places an emphasis on prevention and self-management of chronic illness. Pharmacy teams in Ireland, both in community and hospital settings, have a key role in the delivery of Sláinte Care’s objectives. Pharmacy technicians are vital members of these pharmacy teams.

Course Structure

This is a 60-credit add-on Programme for learners who have completed 120 credits of the Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Studies or equivalent.  During the Programme, learners will undertake more advanced and specific modules but will also continue the development of transferable skills such as written and verbal communication skills, examination skills and team working.

This course is delivered on a full-time basis (2 contact days per week for 1 academic year) and a part-time basis (1 contact day per week for 2 academic years).

A variety of teaching, learning and assessment methodologies are used such as discussions, group projects, hands-on practical classes, problem-based learning and case studies

What follow-on study opportunities are available?


What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates from the BSc in Pharmacy Technician Studies will have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to work as Pharmacy Technicians as part of a multi-disciplinary Pharmacy team in Ireland and beyond. Pharmacy Technicians have the appropriate pharmacy specific, scientific, and interpersonal skills to provide the best possible care in safe medicines management.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

A Level 6 Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Studies from the Institute of Technology Carlow or other Higher Education Institute, IPU Pharmacy Technician Course or equivalent.

What will I study?


Semester 1

  • Control of Contamination and Infection
  • Respiratory/Allergy Patient Care
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Pharmacy Purchasing and Digital Marketing

Semester 2

  • Quality Management for Pharmacy
  • Dermatology and Wound Healing
  • Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Patient Care
  • Pharmacy First Aid and Emergency Medicine

How do I apply?

You can apply here:

Select ‘Institute of Technology Carlow’ from the drop down.


CW127 for BSc Pharmacy Technician Studies (full-time)

CW157 for BSc Pharmacy Technician Studies (part-time)

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Dina Brazil
BA Mod, MA (TL), PhD