Positives: - A good balance of practical and lecture / lab content
- Encouraging a team philosophy and preparing for real world communication skills
- An excellent overview of some of the different fields within the physiotherapy scope
- Providing good exposure to work in the hospital and community settings
- Relevant course content to real job experience
Negatives: - not so much a negative, but this is not the course to enrol in if you’re after ‘The Uni Lifestyle’. It’s hard and time consuming. You need to put in your all in order to pass. Not much Tav time 😂
My advice to future students is: The labs are all leading to something. Even if you don’t understand right now what that is. If I could go back and take the anatomy labs again it would really help my current practice. Try to think about how this will impact treating a real person.
The positive aspects of this course is that in second and third year the university organise placements for the students. Students get to choose their preferences (e.g. working in a private setting or hospital). I really enjoyed my placements because I got to put what I have learnt into practice.
The negative aspects of this course would be the "assessment tool" for my placements. Our placements are assessed by COMPASS. I find this tool very subjective as the guideline for the scale is quite vague. I feel that more trainings are required for supervisor regarding the assessment tool so that it is more reliable.
My advice to future students is: This is a great course if you want to work with people and feel sense of achievement when you get to help someone. I realise speech pathologist have similar traits e.g. perfectionist, organised, kind hearted. You need to discover your personality before deciding on this course.
Positives: It is challenging and interesting as it provides an insight into the human body and world and allows us to view things from a different perspective. Although it does get very hard, it is interesting learning the content so it isn’t all that much of a pain to study
Negatives: It can get full on and there isn’t much time left in the week to do anything else
My advice to future students is: Stay on top of your work and don’t fall behind. You will struggle a lot if you do this
It is a very interesting course, you will learn so many things about the things that affect people's health from a local, national and international scope. You will learn about the behind the scenes work of the health sector which is useful in understanding how governments and non-government organisations improve the health of people.
Something negative is that there is a unit which teaches about how to conduct health research, a lot of prior knowledge is assumed, so if you have not studied in health science before it can be very overwhelming and confusing.
My advice to future students is: I would say make sure you keep on top of the unit materials, readings, lectures and tutorials. All of these will help you complete your assignments as they are very relevant.
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