Barwon region students explore health careers
Seventy-five students visited the Deakin Geelong Clinical School, Geelong Hospital, on Wednesday 22 April, for this LEAP Hospital Experience Workshop. They were introduced to a plethora of health profession careers and the pathways they could take in order to study for these at university.
Via interactive activities, they also got first-hand experiences of what it would actually be like working in some of these careers. In a “vital signs” workshop, they learnt how to use a stethoscope and checked their heart rate and blood pressure.
In a real patient’s case study, they got to play the part of paramedics, triage nurses, orthopaedic surgeons and anaesthetists, following the patient’s journey from injury to hospital treatment and eventually to discharge.
Students also had the opportunity to engage with university students currently studying in health to find out about their education and career pathway. The university students also facilitated the workshops in clinical skills, occupational therapy and psychology.
Some things students learnt during the event were:
- “you have to take care of yourself as well as the patient”
- “you should pick something that you want to do, as well as to not let your grades stop you from trying”
- “the different types of professions you can do and how to do CPR”.
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