okay ladies and gentlemen we might make a start we’ve hit 9:30 so I’d like to my name is Nicole and first of all I’d like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the Kaurna people their traditional custodians whose ancestral lands we gather on today we acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and relationship of the kind of people to country and we respect and value their past present and ongoing connection to the land and cultural beliefs so now it’s my pleasure to introduce to you the program coordinators for The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences and the Bachelor of Health Medical Sciences Advanced Associate Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel and Dr Kathy Gatford thank you everyone I’m Corinna and okay and we tend to do very much a tag-team approach to this presentation and if I forget something Kathy reminds me and vice versa so thank you for coming in on this Sunday morning and we’re really thrilled to be giving this presentation and it’s a program or programs very close to our heart so before we get started about our specific program The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences and the advanced we just need to you know talk about things that we celebrate in regards to the university and to our faculty more generally so the University of Adelaide is the third oldest university in Australia it’s ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide it is associated with five Nobel Prize winners in the top 150 and all three major international rankings we’ve produced many many Rhodes Scholars and we are a member of the Go8 or Group of Eight universities in Australia we have over 4,000 staff 27,000 fabulous students and 27 percent of our student cohort are international students hundred countries are represented within our dynamic student population and the North Terrace camp is located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD which is really exciting and we saw that during the Fringe this year where we opened the doors to all the fringe festivities and it was certainly a hyperactivity we have three campuses so the campus is on North Terrace over at weight and down at Roseworthy so a little bit now specifically about our faculty and again exciting results we’re number one in South Australia for the life sciences and medicine degrees number one in Australia for health and medical science research and number one in South Australia for our health programs medicine nursing psychology and dentistry you were meant to do that so you don’t understand because as you go right so that that medical research strength of our faculties provide some really great experiences for our students particularly when we get to third year with the research placements and that’s real highlight of this program we’re gonna tell you a bit more about that in detail a bit later on sure so as we said our faculty is really very strong in health and medical research and that’s been something that’s been going for a very long time in this faculty we’re very privileged to have two Nobel laureates having been having come out of this faculty Howard Florey was involved in the discovery of penicillin and Robin Warren who was discovered involved in the discovery of the real cause of gastric ulcers and these outstanding alumni really have inspired a lot of people to continue in those areas in this faculty so there are five schools within the Faculty of Health in meant cyber medical school dental school nursing psychology and public health and from our degrees perspective the exciting thing that we’ve really encompassed and embodied in in the development of our health of mid-sized programs is that parts of our program are delivered by staff across all of these schools so there is this interdisciplinary collaboration between academics from nursing from from psych ecology from medicine etc that all contribute to teaching the students which I think gives a real breadth of knowledge to all the students and on what our program delivers which is which is a fantastic attribute of the of the programs again just some more rankings in medicine we’re first in the state six in Australia dentistry the same so it just goes to show that the range of our programs are highly successful and producing very successful graduates so where do our students go and and we’ll talk a little bit more about this when we focus specifically on our program of Health and mid/side but our faculty

certainly has this reputation for producing highly skilled graduates who are really well regarded in their industries whatever that may be we our programs are specifically designed to provide this hands-on experience and again we’ll talk about that in regards to our capstone courses in our research placement within the health and midsized programs but really hands-on experience in real-world environments and give you guys and the students the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to really excel across a whole range of careers in health policy government industry whatever that that choice is that you make I think that’s one of the real features of these programs in that there’s a really wide range of career paths out of the other end so obviously you’ve seen that the building that’s in the middle there this is the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building and we moved down here two years ago yeah almost two years to since we started teaching down here it’s a fantastic facility brilliant teaching facilities and also the research that’s embedded in in this building the dental simulation clinic the Ray Last laboratories there’s a huge amount of cutting-edge facilities within this faculty where we deliver some brilliant teaching as well as some brilliant research so obviously you’re here in the HMS hey I was right about the year this is a real investment from the University and from the faculty in health and medical sciences and in the research and our teaching in these areas we have this real Adelaide’s biomedical precinct being developed in this area so there’s a very strong nexus of research and teaching and also colocation with the Royal Adelaide Hospital which is really important for both the first thing it’s Emory – and summary yep okay so let’s talk about health in med Sciences so why study health and medical sciences really we tend to find that many students come into this program because they have a real desire to understand more about the human body how it functions what can go wrong with it if something goes wrong with it how do we treat it healthy patients healthy population then that is the real central focus about this this program so you will learn about the human body improve human health work in a variety of different health settings the electives that you get to choose from and we’ll talk about this in a little while really complement the degree structure as well so you don’t you are not just fixed to purely doing health-related courses you can study languages you can study philosophy gender studies engineering courses so you still have those electives – if you’re still unsure about where it is specifically that you want to go and also the opportunity to study overseas and Kathy will mention this and talk about this in a little while and then the majors that we have the seven majors really focus on the the current health issues that we are facing not just nationally but internationally as well and also beyond the discipline knowledge that you gain in those areas or majors or specialization from pathology pharmacology Public Health anatomy etc it’s also this broad range of really vital skills such as communication teamwork critiquing all of those things which are also embedded across way in your program as well and then within the the broader health and medical program suite the advanced students also get to be stretched in a few different areas in terms of getting some clinical experience for the clinic in the first year course developing collaborative solutions to global health problems and with a health technology focus in second year and then in third year with the innovation and entrepreneurship course in health thinking about how you take those solutions out into the real world and get them implemented but also developing again a lot of those career readiness skills and we really see the advanced students in terms of going into leadership roles and and developing those sorts of skills through the program other thing we are really proud of our our fabulous devoted teachers who’ve been nationally and internationally recognized with teaching awards well throughout the world and their dynamic gone are the days of just sitting in a lecture theatre and just had information poured at you it’s it’s much more than that there are interactive lectures as flipping classrooms there’s massive open online courses something that I’m personally really excited about as a head of the discipline of anatomy and

pathology is we have invested a huge amount of money in new digital Anatomy technology and and these enormous iPads where you can actually have this scan of a human body and dissect it and take muscles out and virtual reality so that’s that’s just one example that I can share from from my discipline but it’s something that we are all passionate about as educators and it goes beyond far beyond textbooks and textbooks are great but we also want to really immerse you in in the world of of you know education and I think the clinical skill suite is easy is a perfect example of that too so videos patients sent case scenarios you will see lots of patient case based scenarios in this program because it’s really important to encompass you know if there is a patient scenario of a case of of cardiac failure if that encompasses all the different disciplines within this program and so you you almost wear your doctor’s hat and and make these diagnosis and and and put all the questions together to find the answers and team work and group work is something that the university really focuses on because in the big wide world when you leave the university structure and you go into the workforce it’s very rare that you were working in a career or a job on your own without having to interact with anybody else and something that we instill in our students from day one in this program is to work in a team and what amazing things can happen when you work together in a team and some students love it and hate it and some of it grows on them eventually but at the end of the day what you produce and bringing all of your personal attributes to that teamwork is is amazing and that teamwork really starts as I said from the first year growth in momentum and second year and by third year you’re in your research placements and really putting those skills to practice so that starts to become a team that’s beyond the group of students and also the group of students who are embedded with their research supervisors and them other members of that group who are doing something together that is valuable so one of the features of this program all these programs is the capacity for you to have an international experience so there are courses that are taught and that are based overseas so public health for example have some study courses in New Zealand and China in the Netherlands there are other opportunities where we directly recognize reciprocal courses from other institutions overseas and then there is the capacity for you to say I’d like to take a semester and go and study abroad and look at find reciprocal courses that meet the requirements that will win your requisites for later years so we’ve designed this program to let you do that because we think that those experiences and that intercultural experience is something that’s really valuable to you when you come out the other end it really adds some depth usually students will do this in the second semester of second year that fits best in terms of keeping your options open and letting you do the courses that you’re interested in and specialization areas in third year but that’s you don’t have to do it then and we will talk about the program advisors and the support they offer but we can help you map out an experience or a timing and and still keeping your options open as you go through the program okay so what’s involved in the program so the degree offers is ruled strong general foundation studies in the broad range of health areas there are seven majors to choose from that are broadly classified into two streams so we have the Medical Health stream clinical Charles Mensa and neuro sciences and then the lifespan health stream with addiction mental health nutritional health public health and reproach ironwood health and the key thing to stress here is that we don’t expect our students from the first day they arrive to know what major it is that they want to do I would probably say a quarter of our starting cohort will deny and huncle them trends in minds and just want them change their mind but the program is designed to really cater for that flexibility so you really have up until the end of second year to go I really thought I was interested in neuroscience but well no that’s not my thing I want to do reproductive and childhood health and as long as you choose your courses wisely and broadly and again with help from our fabulous student and program support team you can actually create your study plan to make sure that you tick off all of those options and give you time to choose your path and again if you get to second year and change your mind it’s it’s okay it’s not going to add any extra time on to your on to your time here within the

grunts okay so I introduced later yep so we’re just gonna talk through each of the majors so the first one clinical trial so if you’re interested in working with patients to advance human health clinical research is the process by which new therapy such as medications biological agents and devices are tested for approval and marketing so this major really acquires and will allows you to acquire the expertise to design develop and conduct clinical trials within hospitals research organizations Institute’s and pharmaceutical companies mid Medical Sciences is probably our most broadest and most popular major that from our students and this is really where you work out how the human body works we know that they’re incredibly complex and so this major really encompasses Physiol so first of all structure so anatomy of the human body pathology which is my area so disease and disorders of the human body how can we treat them and then physiology so we have the you know the bones and the muscles but how do they all work together to make the body move for example so path physiology anatomy in pharma a really part of that and neurosciences which is the area I did my PhD in in in traumatic brain injury is really focusing on the inner workings of the brain it’s a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field and in this we again we look at it we’ll look well this major will equip you with understanding how the nervous system will regulate body function and behavior with a view to trying to find ways to prevent and cure many neurological diseases from neurodegenerative diseases right through to brain injuries okay so within the lifespan health majors there are another four majors and although we’re telling you about these specific majors I’d just like to keep reinforce I think you don’t have to know what you want to do at the beginning you can set up your first year to keep all of your options open and still have lots of choices so addiction and mental health is really about understanding the link between those two things and how for example drug drug addiction changes the brain and changes its function so this major looks at the scientific basis for substance abuse and for mental health and really importantly looking at interventions so not just pharmacological but also social and social health public health that are used in those areas to improve outcomes for patients nutritional health as you might expect focuses on nutrition diet healthy eating so how the body uses food physiologically to function and to grow and how a healthy diet affects the function of the body public health again is very broad so rather than looking at health from the perspective of a cell or an organism or a single person starting to take that bigger overview and looking at health from the perspective of populations so how to measure the health of populations understanding how factors within those populations like social factors cultural factors economics can impact health and what you can do about it in terms of interventions at a population level so can you shift the health of a whole population and reproductive and childhood health is the area I work in so we’re looking at the health of pregnancies the health of mothers to be parents to be and health of children as they grow and develop so not only about getting pregnant or not getting pregnant but also about having healthy pregnancy having a healthy child and we look at a really broad range of issues that impact children’s health as you go through and so aligned with your major of choice I’m a third year you undertake a research placement and this is something that terrified us initially when we were building the programs because we thought how are we going to place all of these fabulous students out there in industry and will we have enough projects for them well we absolutely have more than enough and we were inundated with support from our affiliates and our researchers wanting to host students out there in their labs or in their in their companies so and yet third-year a quarter of your program will be this hands-on research placement and then another four courses of the theory content related to your major as well and this is where you really get your hands dirty you gain first-hand experience you get perhaps placements in state-of-the-art research facilities or you really just get an idea of your career path and what you may encounter is that the people that you do your research placement we’ve may actually become your supervisors or your employers and so so far we’ve

successfully placed over two that we only started this last year the beginning of last year with the with the evolution into the new batch of Health and Medical Sciences programs where we place over 200 students into over 90 projects or in industry and the feedback has just been overwhelmingly positive by our students and by the the people hosting them and every year these collaborations grow our networks growing more more projects are coming up so that means that a more greater depth we can offer you guys to come and actually gain new skills etc and so when we get to a student panel do take the opportunity to talk to these guys about what they’ve been doing with their research placements and how that has helped them in terms of thinking about what they want to do next and kind of linked with that is you know we can offer these research placements because of our enormous links that we have to industry we’ve only just listed a few up here because the slide isn’t big enough to oh what you couldn’t read it but you couldn’t read it and but things like si held CSIRO in in teaching hospital C MAX Red Cross Heart Foundation it’s enormous and this is where our students go also potential employers of our of our students as well so really importantly that engagement with the health industry with the potential employers for our students starts from first-year so you’ve got this capstone experience that third year we embedded and immersed in them environment for a quarter of your teaching load or a quarter of your face-to-face time but there’s also those people coming in and teaching into our courses and we’re going to talk about the core courses see see see but there is that interaction with our alumni from first year and and also as you go through delivering specialist content that’s in those areas yeah and also something important to mention too is our Student Association we have a really active Student Association and one of the things that they’ve really started over the last year or two is industry events and networking events and alumni events and they’re really passionate about it because they’re still undergraduate students they’re not entirely sure where they want to go they want to know where our graduates have gone and they also want to know who’s going to employ them so inviting them into these networking engagements it’s just fantastic and they only hosted one about a month ago and and it was and it was fabulous so you know where we’re going and getting more and more of these as we grow so a little bit about the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences excuse me okay so this is where you explore human biology and public health in depth gain hands-on research experience enjoy this VR virtual reality learning work in small groups and and this research placement or internship is really key and we’ve already touched on the fact that you can also study overseas which is really really exciting for our students what is the program basically looking if you start the program this is a lot more detailed we’ve just kept it to what basically what each of the year levels look like at first yeah every student will take a course called create communicate and connect in Health Sciences this is really unique to this University there is no other course like it and and I’ll touch on that in the next slide of you it that’s the only real core course that students have to take their courses which we advise students to take because then they’re needed to progress intersect but then you can see up here that there’s still space for five electives so students can choose up to five other courses from throughout the university in their first year second year there is a course called RRR or reflect research resolve questions in health and this is very much group work and solving big health problems and you can still see that there is still room for four electives by a second year students are starting to work out what courses they really love and they’re interested in and perhaps what courses they’re not so interested in so most of the courses that second year are actually helped the Medical Sciences courses and some students may still take electives outside such as languages are quite popular and by third year is where you have your research placement which is a quarter of your loads you take four theory based courses aligned to your major and you still have room for two other courses that are outside of your major so if you’re doing a neuroscience major six of the courses will be involving your science but you may say I really want to do to clinical trials courses as well because I would love to work in a clinical trials laboratory testing drugs for Alzheimer’s disease so I need to know neuroscience but I also

need to understand how clinical trials works and capacity to combine electives with them so then your major really means that pretty much every student in a degree will have done a different combination so personalizing your studies are the things you’re interested in and the career paths that you’re interested in absolutely so CCC or create communicate and connect is really about transitioning to University we understand that you’ve come first of our students come from a school environment where the teachers mind you about when assignments are due and you come to University and all of a sudden you’re in a lecture theatre with 500 other students and it can be really really terrible and we’ve been there a long time ago but I felt like that back then – this is really about getting you in making you comfortable here finding friends we know students day at university if they have a good peer network if they if they meet people about transition foundational skills have read a journal article what is a journal article how do I reference Michael what’s plagiarism all of those important things we teach you in this course about life at uni and writing skills which is just crucial because by the time you get to the third year you want to know what is it needed of you to write a good literature review for example communication is cru whether that be visual communication or communication in in a group or amongst your peers networking and I’ve kind of touched on this but this is really where I know that Anna and Emma who are the course coordinators of course are so passionate about about it and have really reached out to our alumni and they have our line I already contacting them all the time to come and meet our students they want to come and interact with our students they want to tell our students their story about where they are now so reflect research resolve is the second year cause within the program this really builds on those skills that you’ve gained in create communicate and connect it’s about looking at health churches working in a group and those challenges are centered around the themes in our majors so you may have a theme based in reproductive and childhood health that may be centered around ectopic pregnancy or endometriosis or you may have a case in addiction and mental health focus on binge drinking so the purpose of these a is to get you working in groups and to solve problems but also to give students a taste of what the majors look like Becht in areas you know such as neuroscience all the topics that they’re going to choose in 30 okay so I’ll talk about this bit then so The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences advanced program we really see as bringing for the next generation of leaders in health sciences and for those students this degree gives you a chance a global health focus to stretch your learnings in areas such as the clinical aspects again the group work but thinking about global health challenges and health technologies and how they can solve them identifying solutions evaluating those solutions and then with innovation and entrepreneurship you actually go about getting those solutions out into use so you’ll see that there’s a little similarities between the advanced program and the Health Medical Sciences program the the key differences in these programs are the core courses so again it first year you have a single course there are two courses that we recommend that you take because they keep all of your options open in terms of innovation so the advanced program the students in the advanced program can do the same combination of seven majors so choice choice from the several majors in second year our core course is called hacking health and again I want to talk about this courses in a minute and you will do a combination of courses that you do because they’re the prerequisites for your areas of specialization these two and electives and in both the program’s you can take electives from within our degree and is innovation and entrepreneurship in health course so our first-year core courses clinical skills and simulation and that gives you a chance to work with the brilliant team in the clinical in the simulation Suites which I hope you all gonna take the opportunity to have a look at their open today on level 2 so this course gives you the chance to troubleshoot proposed treatments and procedures so get embedded in that clinical environment to work in interdisciplinary teams with

clinicians because Health Sciences nurses doctors don’t work by themselves we’re part of teams when we solve problems and to get a really good understanding of the health system and where what kinds of places you could turn in that system in hacking health hacking health really reflects that demand that’s coming from government from industry to find innovative really big problems which you the interdiscipline and going a bit left-field but then also how you evaluate those solutions how you decide which of those is a better option if you try something how you can work out whether it’s worked or not we didn’t name the course all right and I’ve been lucky enough to take over here and it’s been a lot of fun this is working actually across faculty collaborations so we’re working with the team in the innovation entrepreneurship crystallization Innovation Center and bringing together that health science and that entrepreneurial expertise thinking about how you evaluate how you find new solutions how you work which ones how you actually get it out into practice in the real world so Maddie is one of our graduates so she finished at the end of last year in the first cohort of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences and she says breath within the program to look at different areas that she was interested in as she went through so from the minute you start actually even from the that you receive an offer into the program the support is enormous so we offer pre-enrollment advice one-on-one sessions with our program advisors they can build your study plan for you again if you change your mind throughout the the your program progression they will sit with you and and invest consider about a considerable amount of time with you to build build your plan in your trajectory um here here is program coordinators usually to deal with more complex issues but we also see students that drop-in sessions who just really want to know where can this degree gonna take them what are what are their options so they really help you navigate through the program we also have credible peer academic support I think Nicole’s going to talk about that yes so I won’t touch on that but our students are always putting up their hands to help the younger students coming in so our peer mentoring schemes is just fabulous and have our great Adelaide Hills Sciences student society and one thing I would say as the program coordinator and convener of our board our society really sits as an intermediary between the student body and a staff body we want to hear from the students we want to make changes to the program based on what the students want not just what we sitting at a table want to do and what we think is best for them so our student society gives us that if something’s not working now tell us everything they tell us if something is working they tell us and so we we respond and I think that’s really crucial and so that’s a society that we’re really proud of and and I know that they were it’s not all about pub crawls in but they also do a lot of these networking and and student engagement events this is my doing this one shot okay so our students as we said this is not a program where you do this degree and there is a single career path at the end so if we look historically at where our students go about a third of our students will do the bells and Medical Sciences or Bachelor Health and Medical Sciences our backs paper in the workforce now that might be something like working with the local council as a health officer it might be working policy area it might be working in some suitable sales but something to do with help and it can be graduate entry programs as well probably about a third of our students will take an honest year because they know that they want to go into a research role and that they need that research experience to do that or to make themselves more competitive to go into into broader health health roles and the other third of our students broadly will use this as a pathway degree so a degree such as health and medical scientists gives you a really solid training in Health Sciences to go into post programs such as Dietetics physiotherapy speech pathology medicine you’ve got relevant skill sets so all of those things come again come back to the program advisors but if you know that like I want to do physiotherapy we can give you some advice on okay there are since you need to make sure so we can help you

customize the study plan that lets you go in your area of direction and that’s also fine if you don’t know that’s what you want to do yet I think Nicole is going to talk to you now about the students thank you very much okay so the program right because we will have the opportunity very short in to answer those for you so it’s Corinna and Kathy mentioned we have a really detailed range of poor available to you with within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and we really encourage you to access that what school where the teachers will be hounding you all the time here it’s up to you with independent learners to actually come to us and say hey I need some assistance it’s there we just need you to come to us as well so we have a student Support Center which is located on Frome Road and our program advisors that were talked about earlier can actually help you in developing your own study plan so what’s individual to you and they will help you along the way if you’ve got any issues along the way and I won’t go into all of those because they probably won’t make sense at this point in time but that’s your go to hub if you have any questions or you’re not sure of anything so earlier we have a peer mentoring program and what you end up studying and we hope it’s with us I would really hope that you seek out this type of support coming from school it is quite different and this program is actually run by students for students so they are current students within our programs who are in the senior years who have been in your shoes they know what it’s like to be a new student on campus they know what it’s like to be a little bit unsure about things and they will give you the expert tips and tricks to help you succeed it’s also about discovering friendships and building those networks as you go along and the senior year students will be able to help you with that so you’ll have one mentor who will look after a group of about ten students you can actually select just to meet with them online if you want to or you can actually make face to face and throughout the year we also have engagement events where everyone can get together as well so I’d really encourage you to join this program in some capacity and you there’s no length of time that you are required to join it you might just want to do it for the first few weeks until you’re on your feet totally fine you might want to continue it on for the whole year so make sure when you’re made an offering you come into the program that you seek this out and we also have a unit called indigenous Health Unit where we have support for dishes and that ranges from all of the things we talked about before but also some cultural support well so if we do have any indigenous students here we have one of our indigenous student support officers and he’ll be your go-to person as well so as you can see lots of support within the faculty we do have a full range of scholarships at the University and once you’re made an offer into the program that would be your opportunity to seek those out they come from a wide range of industries and areas and often they go unawarded so I’d really encourage you to apply apply for everything that you’re eligible for and see how you go okay another scholarship that we have is to encourage indigenous students to study health and so we do have a scholarship that’s available for five commencing average life Islander students studying in health and you can see the selection criteria there so if that relates to you then we’d encourage you to have a look and apply for it once you’ve actually been made an offer okay so I think you’ve heard enough from us now let’s give you some real-life students to talk to this is Ben and Georgia to the panel and please pop your hand up and ask them what you’ve been burning tonight and if we do have any online questions as well we will be taking eyes from our online viewers as well so does anyone have a question that they would like to ask to any of the students I’ll let them introduce themselves first and hello everyone my name is Luisa and I’m a Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences student and I’m doing the advanced streams hi I’m Ben I’m doing my final Bachelor of Health Sciences hi everyone I’m Georgia and I completed my undergraduate degree last year in health and medical sciences and this year I’m completing my honours yet let’s ask some really tricky

questions it’s challenging it’s not anyone nobody heaven okay so that question was about what careers these guys are planning and how their studies have led to that career plan yeah it’s Georgia we got my um well coming into this degree I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do and I had an interest in health and how the human body worked and so I thought this degree would be something for me first year I looked simple course that I was doing and I fell in love with neuroscience I also fell in love with pregnancy and reproduction and how that worked so that kind of led me into my major into reproductive health and childhood health at the end of last year I was like ah yeah I actually have to find a job and that was kind of tricky as well because I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to do research or whether I wanted something clinical or something public health and yet so I was tossing and turning between or do i do honours do I not do honours and then it kind of came too late and I was like okay I didn’t apply for honours but then through my Jeolla placement and my supervisor contacted me and was like hey I have a project available for next year would you be interested and I was like ah alright but this town is really interesting and so far I’m absolutely loving it I really really enjoy learning and um I’ve like been able to apply what I’ve learned and being able to learn so much more and I know researchers it’s challenging but it’s also really rewarding I feel so probably next year I would do a PhD and from there continue either with research or maybe apply myself in a public health position so whether I then go ahead and and working in the industry where you might be able to help form interventions to improve health rather than just specific and pregnancy disorders and in mice models or things like that but actually putting in a population perspective thanks to so I started off pretty steadfast on medicine candidly but over the kind of course of the degree I’ve really started to enjoy the fact that you get to be on the cutting edge in health science which is something I think medicine tends to lag behind with by up to decade in some cases so I’m not sure I’ll end up doing I’m gonna do honours next year and we’ll say from there I think if you make plans they often don’t turn out the way that you expect and you got options well throughout high school I was always interested in the sciences but in year 12 I thought I wanted to do law in commerce so I didn’t do any science subjects in year 12 no biology so I’ve got into commerce you know acting with that degree with law and I just did not like it at all I absolutely hated it so I decided that I would transfer into the health and medical sciences degree and I loved it it was next year I hope to go into honors and the placement I’m doing at the moment in year 3 has been fantastic and they’ve offered me a place with them next year so that’s something to do eventually though I would like to get into postgraduate medicine what you see some of the best or unique elements about the programs that you’re studying or what have you enjoyed most sure I think the opportunity the wide range of electives is really good because even if you end up in a lab thinking in different ways and those transferable skills really helps you to tackle different problems and as well as the electives I think the opportunity to study overseas I had a study tour to

South Korea looking at biotechnology and all the kind of research going on over there which was really interesting and a really good opportunity to make a few connections professionally I think that my best experience was probably when thinking about like lab work and all that I think everyone just thinks that loves is just pipettes and things like that whereas in first year you get the experience to go down into the rail are slabs and so looking at and the human cadavers and what’s in a textbook to something that’s directly in front of you is really fascinating and I also don’t physiology in second year so they’ll have the kind of practical part of that those sessions where you might be a bike and measuring like your heart rate and how that changes or eating gel beans and glucose changes over like an hour or something like that and then obviously my third year that’s when I was actually in a problem of using pipettes and doing and those topics of the experience but obviously it’s just so broad so you kind of get like a taster of everything below okay I really like that or I don’t really like that so yeah that was my kind of best experience yes and my best experience of this degree so far has been the first year and clinical skills and simulation plus it was absolutely fantastic you get to use and the hospital suites upstairs you get taking patient history and you get to work with and active patients you get to learn advanced life support like taking or doing cpu blood pressure using a step back tiss on each other then also um active patient so I thought that was a really fantastic aspect of this degree and loss I really enjoyed my placement and 30 and I’m over at summary with the stroke research program so that’s quite interesting reading out the questions I’ll just repeat question so the question was how business II have has she felt that advance program is with the collaboration with the Entrepreneurship commercialization center in the advanced program specifically I found it to be so I don’t know if all of you are aware of something called CRISPR well it’s quite an amazing technology really them to do with genes and what not but innovation entrepreneurship courses that got to that end point so all the steps they took so I guess you could say it’s a bit business√≠ but you really learn how they come up with this idea of this innovation and how they got the steps they took to get there so I guess you could say yes it’s a bit business yeah we’re we’re really trying to make that course it really is a collaboration and the other core letters from a CIC and we have these massive discussions trying to make sure that we we use the same words that mean different things because we’re coming from that very different culture and we have these massive conversations trying to make sure that we both understand what each other is saying it’s and yeah and I’m learning each month as well so it is about understanding processes of getting something out there from a very health science perspective and it’s also one of the things I see you like in Sergey so it’s not hold agree so for example I can just think of you know and I’m from the bench or how do we do these experimental studies I’m in a laboratory and then how do they then go out to patients and what are those enormous steps need to happen to translate that bench-to-bedside it isn’t just a year’s worth of work and I think that’s why this but that is the case study in a couple of ways exactly yeah that’s that into faculty car actually you know we we could teach that but why why I teach that when we have it we’re having into at the university but that focus is solely around come here so like commercialization entrepreneurship let’s get them on board any other question okay my question to you guys is what your advice would be to new students thinking of coming in and doing the programs up our program okay help them it’s iRobot it depends on how much you enjoy it extend yourself as much as

possible there’s lots of opportunities for that so obviously you have the lab placements but there’s also things like the some ships that you can do so I’ve done totally the first was it’s a marine looking at how good cholesterol can help with forming new blood vessels and patients with diabetes to reduce amputations and that was really fascinating and it’s now going on to be a part of a clinical trial so you kind of seek out those opportunities and extend yourself it’s quite rewarding and I think my advice would be as coming in as a first year and as it’s been said like the election that is a pretty big and everyone’s it seems super scary but actually talking to the person next year and it’s actually scary people are generally really friendly and are actually willing I should feel like I don’t quite understand this and things like that I just really would just sit next to anyone and just chat with them and maybe tomorrow I’ll go sit with someone else I really think that helps to build your confidence coming but and as you move through the degree they eventually might become your friends in your majors my major hello every product in health we were only a quite a small cohort so by the end of and third year we’re like a twenty people so it would be like a really tight little group and all really friends and helping each other so my advice would definitely be to him don’t be scared to chat to the person next to you and adding to that don’t be scared to chat to your lecturers ela they’re a little intimidating but overall it’s it’s it can help you map out what some of my advice would be so much of Ben’s and that it’s networking so talk to your lecturers and talk to your tutors and ask questions go to networking events and yeah really try to increase your awareness of all the different aspects of this healthcare fit that we’re and my other bit of advice would be don’t be scared to take and step into then you degree if like me something doesn’t feel right just take that step okay if you are feeling too shy to ask the question of everyone at the moment they are staff and student Panem will be outside after today’s event so you’re welcome to chat to them then Luisa mentioned earlier about the simulation facilities and they are open today if you would like to go and have a look today this is your opportunity to have a look at their students working up there as well so I’d really encourage you to have a look and check them out that as well okay look up to get up the escalator yet head up the escalators to level 2 and there’ll be signs up there to show you so ladies and gentlemen thank you for attending today and thank you to our live audience online we hope that you are with us and we really hope to see many of you here all of you here as students of the Faculty of health or medical son if you’re not I think the next session we ask that you please vacate the lecture theatre really promptly I mentioned the staff instruments will be at the front if you wanted to check a little bit further thanks for coming to that everyone you

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