Positives: -Get to learn new things
- interesting health and science topics
- variety career options as well as post graduate opportunities
Negatives: - For certain topics, the way the material is provided is poor ie theres not enough lectures or tutorials
- lectures are rushed
- some practicals are a waste of time
My advice to future students is: Do a course that you love and you have the motivation to drive yourself
1-opportunity - there's a lot of opportunity to develop experience and expand your knowledge around the profession. Lots of free training and seminars .
2 professional connections -social work course gives you an opportunity to connect with a diverse number of people professionally. You meet other students and professionals on a multidisciplinary level. This increases your chances to make a professional network that later helps with your career.
Extensive support-the course requires a lot of commitment but there lots of available supports and flexibility around engagement and assignment options.
Negatives: The negative would be that the course requires maximum commitment therefore it may sometimes impact on other aspects of your life. For example, work. If you're doing training you might find it very hard to work another job at the same time.
My advice to future students is: I would advise that your choice for social work is driven by your passion otherwise it is easy to disengage because of the expectations of the course.
Positives: I have good people around me who help!
Negatives: The hecs debt
My advice to future students is: Work hard early and time management
Positives: Registered nurse entry is a 1-year addition for those who have studied midwifery or in another medical field. The 1-year course consists of hands-on lectures and tutorials building upon the skills that have already been attained through previous learning. This course sets you up to be able to successfully transition from the current position into the nursing field.
Negatives: The placement process required for completion of the course can be challenging. Especially juggling full-time work around the hours required for successful completion. This is made especially hard when the placement needs to be in a different hospital from one in which you are employed.
My advice to future students is: If you have the chance to study this course it will benefit you greatly in the medical field as it gives you the skills necessary to work as a registered nurse. The tutorials and lectures are up to date with current practice.
Positives: The bachelor of midwifery was an excellent course that provided hands-on learning in a hospital setting for those wishing to get into the medical field. Students were given opportunities for various placements in Adelaide hospitals to practice and get a first account learning on what the position of a midwife entails. The lectures and staff were relevant and supportive and provided all the up to date research required.
Negatives: The only negative of the course was students had to arrange their own follow-through participants and had to have a set number by each year. This required going to hospitals and approaching expecting mothers if it would be alright to follow through their pregnancy. If you are a shy person, this can be quite challenging.
My advice to future students is: The midwifery course is a great course to study at Flinders. The staff were supportive and will guide you in the direction of best practice. I would research job prospects after finishing as what is stated by the university as needing midwives isn't necessarily the case and finding employment can be a struggle.
Positives: A large campus with its own building focussing on Education. For most parts, the lecturers were friendly and supportive of students, especially those with full-time work and children. The tutorials provided students a chance to practice their skills in various subject areas and linked in well with the Arts components of the degree.
Negatives: Due to the size of the campus, traveling from an educational lecture to an art lecture on campus left you with little time to travel. Some inexperienced tutors tried to bully students into conforming to their beliefs on how a school setting should look, without having any previous experience in a classroom. Receiving feedback from some tutors took longer than described and often required follow up to find out the grade.
My advice to future students is: Before studying the degree research the available arts subjects so they can complement the educational side of your degree. An arts degree in sociology or women's studies may be of no benefit to a teacher who has year 1 students.
It was in depth course
Positives: Will get into what I actually wanna do
Negatives: Have to do an extra year
My advice to future students is: Try harder so you don’t have to do a foundation course
Positives: I get to meet new people with different personalities and the assignments aren't too hard either
Negatives: I can't do everything from home
My advice to future students is: Be prepared. University is a place where there is no such thing as no referencing. You will also have to get used to using all sorts of different styles depending on your topic.
Positives: Fun assignments, chance to communicate with students of the same career goal
My advice to future students is: You can change your life at any time
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