December 18th, 2012

Hospital Experience workshop review- Dandenong Hospital

December 2012

image of school students practising resuscitationLEAP into… Health held their first clinical health event at Dandenong Hospital.

Fifty students from five local LEAP priority schools attended the Clinical Practice Workshop.

Students heard presentations from Deakin, Monash and University of Melbourne students about their chosen health profession and learning journey to reach their current areas of study.

Presentations were made by students who will become paramedics, doctors, audiologists, radiographers and oral health practitioners. It was inspiring to hear these young people talking to their peers about different professions in the health sector and encouraging school students to follow their career goals.

Four hands-on workshops were run by university students to showcase the work of health professionals. Nursing students from Deakin University ran a CPR activity using resuscitation dummies. A workshop on bandaging and first-aid was run by a paramedic student from Monash. Intern medical students from Dandenong Hospital ran a session about the process of assessing a patient’s vital signs, using blood pressure monitoring equipment and stethoscopes.
All fifty students enjoyed a tour of the hospital on a ‘patient trail’. These patient trails followed the journey of different fictitious patients presenting at the hospital and the numerous health professionals they needed to interact with to address their needs.

On the trails, the students were again hosted by medical interns and got to see behind the scenes, visiting different departments such as emergency, radiology and wards. This was certainly a highlight for many students.

The day culminated in a group discussion about the health profession and higher education. Students commented that attending an event in a hospital allowed them to have an experience they could not gain at a school or university. 

LEAP into… Health activities aim to encourage students to consider a career in Health. View all Health Activities available to your school. 

By: LEAP into...Health Team
Categories: Health

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