Positives: I love it because i really enjoy the content and it is very interesting
My advice to future students is: Keep up with work and join in on class activities because they help you learn
Positives: The course is taught by professional OTs who offer real experience. Also the facilities (OT lab) is amazing! We are also taught how to make 9 different splints for hand therapy which I believe is ahead of most other unis.
Our course is also well thought out, in terms of complexity vs time spent at uni (I.e we were eased into it). Also our placements are done over the course of 4 years instead of having 1000 hours of placement squished into the final two years.
Negatives: As our lecturers are professionals they are mostly part time and will make assignments due at the start of their working week. So there’s no last minute questions because they are out of office.
Due to the layout of the course you do a few “intensive” modules whereby normal content is taught over 5 weeks and it is very full on!!
My advice to future students is: Start every thing early - don’t leave it until the last minute!
Positives: There are many opportunities to reach other students whether this is for advice or for content and studying purposes due to a very large cohort. Many practical skill sessions are conducted to students which are great in aid of the theory study.
Negatives: I found the content of the course extremely broad and not relevant to real work situations.
My advice to future students is: I found the content of the course extremely broad and not relevant to real work situations.
Positives: 1. Flexibility - study online
2. Since it’s Masters, the the Unit chairs are very knowledgeable and understanding. All provide assistance considering I’m an online student
Negatives: Disconnection - not much communication with students
My advice to future students is: Be as active as you can be on online discussion boards and be up to date with the work load
Positives: Really helpful and educated teachers. The course provides practice opportunities that assists in furthering our skills and knowledge
Negatives: There are aspects of the unit that are mentioned on placement that are not covered in the course that would be helpful to know
My advice to future students is: Keep ahead of all assignment work
Positives: I really enjoy the topics we cover and what we learn, it’s important knowledge for life and very interesting to me
Negatives: Work load can be very stressful sometimes, assignments always line up to be due at the same time, having a lot of content in a short amount of time is hard, I find the things I learn interesting it’s just always under the pressure of time
My advice to future students is: Start early, don’t get stuck behind or you will fail
In our course we are very hands on with our pracs. There is a large amount of groups assignments which is good for those who don’t like to work individually. There are no real negatives to the course
My advice to future students is: Get your work in early and have a passion for it.
Positives: The practical nursing classes are relevant and well structured. Many resources are provided and the after study employment rate is very high.
Negatives: It is largely science based with no warning about this. It is difficult to grasp the concepts without prior knowledge but it is expected that you know science related knowledge. There is also over complicated terms used to ask simple questions which confuses and frustrates me. The courses are predominantly online and it is hard to complete tasks this way.
My advice to future students is: Study biology, chemistry and anatomy as much as possible even though it is not listed as a prerequisite
Positives: 1. It is a tailor made course bringing the positives and negatives of the other unit taking the same course to make it the best
2. The cohort size is really small so the lectures really get to know you and can help you in the required way that you learn
3. Not too many contact hours but we learn so much in that time period
Negatives: 1. I’m not at home (Brisbane) because it’s an OP1/ATAR99
2. Because the lectures know you well, they can pick on you
3. We are very secluded from the rest of the uni as ONLY medical imaging students take the subjects, it’s very directed learning for us and we run on medicine times so we don’t get to meet the rest of the uni population
My advice to future students is: Get in before the ATAR/OP rises. It’s a very popular degree but be prepared to study hard
Deakin has a really good nutrition school. We learn from professionals and people making a real difference in the field. Our school is fortunate to have amazing facilities.
My advice to future students is: You don’t have to decide what you want to do before you begin university because after you start studying you realise so many other possibilities and pathways that you likely weren’t aware or before you started
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