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    (Original post by Wangers)
    We had an infection control lecture that consisted of 2 nurses telling half a room (the rest were tactically away) about how to put on and take off gloves, how to put on aproans, and reading out signs (that had writing on them) that would be hung infront of patient beds. It would be difficult to be more patronising.
    Wow that suddenly makes psych lectures seem a whole lot better. Also remember that we were once going to get a lecture by a specialist consultant (I think it was in A&E) about the job should people want to go into that (bit random in second year but the lecture ended up being about teeth, have never been more confused in a lecture. Along with other confused students just so you don't think I was being 'special' )
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    (Original post by Supermassive_muse_fan)
    Ooh didn't know modules were still similar do you also get hadsoc and health psych?
    Yep, we have health psych in the 2nd semester. We also have hadsoc, but we call it hadpop.
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    Had my first dissection session today; it was pretty cool
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    Endoscopy today was cool. PEG insertion was far more brutal than expected.
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    My course has so much histology I've actually started to find it interesting.

    Although the professor of gastroenterology who spoke to us yesterday maintains that the entire field of histopathology can be summed up as "blue is bad".
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Yep, we have health psych in the 2nd semester. We also have hadsoc, but we call it hadpop.
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    We had an infection control lecture that consisted of 2 nurses telling half a room (the rest were tactically away) about how to put on and take off gloves, how to put on aproans, and reading out signs (that had writing on them) that would be hung infront of patient beds. It would be difficult to be more patronising.
    (Original post by Supermassive_muse_fan)
    A lecture on handwashing :confused: why didn't they just show you the technique, we had a handwashing session. They most probably don't trust our attention spans to be long enough.
    We didn't even get shown about the techniques or how to put on gloves and stuff. It was basically a lecture on what we will be doing ... and how important cleaning is.

    :lolwut:
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    One hour lecture on hand-cleaning...but we won't set foot in a hospital for a few years.

    :bebored:
    We had three sessions last year and then another this year :facepalm:

    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    That's an example of when to take a tactical nap (TN) :ninja:

    Other examples include 'stigma' 'what patients expect' and 'student finance' :awesome:
    Or time to go shopping :yes:


    Why did nobody tell me that some patients really don't mind baring all at the drop of a hat *runs away and rocks in the corner*
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    (Original post by Lantana)
    Or time to go shopping :yes:


    Why did nobody tell me that some patients really don't mind baring all at the drop of a hat *runs away and rocks in the corner*
    Sounds like a good idea but yet to master the walking out of lectures with bags trick... going to try it tomorrow inbetween the lecture on imaging and the one on more ethics.. but there isn't a break planned so hoping they'll just let us have a quick break and will escape then :ninja:
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    Sounds like a good idea but yet to master the walking out of lectures with bags trick... going to try it tomorrow inbetween the lecture on imaging and the one on more ethics.. but there isn't a break planned so hoping they'll just let us have a quick break and will escape then :ninja:
    Just look as if you are going to the toilet...
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    Second lecture and I've already fallen into the "I have no idea how much depth I need to go into" trap. The learning outcome thing is relatively simple, but the lecturer went into detail about random things that have nothing to do with the learning outcome. Any advice? :o:
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Second lecture and I've already fallen into the "I have no idea how much depth I need to go into" trap. The learning outcome thing is relatively simple, but the lecturer went into detail about random things that have nothing to do with the learning outcome. Any advice? :o:
    Ask around.

    I'm sure you're sharp enough to have thought of that all by yourself, though :p:
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    (Original post by Kinkerz)
    Ask around.

    I'm sure you're sharp enough to have thought of that all by yourself, though :p:
    Everybody is pretty weary-eyed and stuff, not met my tutor or my medic mum yet. I think it is just the way the lecturer is though, he spoke way too fast about random stuff. I think I'm gonna find the transition hard from school -> uni.
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Everybody is pretty weary-eyed and stuff, not met my tutor or my medic mum yet. I think it is just the way the lecturer is though, he spoke way too fast about random stuff. I think I'm gonna find the transition hard from school -> uni.
    What was the topic?

    People don't often find the transition straight forward.
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Second lecture and I've already fallen into the "I have no idea how much depth I need to go into" trap. The learning outcome thing is relatively simple, but the lecturer went into detail about random things that have nothing to do with the learning outcome. Any advice? :o:
    Sounds patronising but -- you just pick it up with time. You'll look back on your notes now in 6 months and laugh at how ridiculous they are.
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    (Original post by Kinkerz)
    What was the topic?

    People don't often find the transition straight forward.
    Like really simple stuff on proteins and stuff. The learning outcome is something like "describe the structure of proteins in terms of primary, secondary and tertiary structure and understand how primary structure affects 2nd, 3rd, 4th structure and function" but the lecturer was going on about how we need to group all the amino acids into different groups and remember them or something and I have no idea wtf.


    (Original post by lekky)
    Sounds patronising but -- you just pick it up with time. You'll look back on your notes now in 6 months and laugh at how ridiculous they are.
    As in they are too detailed?
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    (Original post by Beska)


    As in they are too detailed?
    Just generally really bad.. Really detailed, and then not enough detail on the important things, etc. I used to write mine in what was basically prose :confused: seemed like a good idea at the time. just loads of paragraphs. no more. bullet points/tables - be concise.

    to be fair it's good to know amino acid groups and the key ones that come up all the time.. there's not that many of them anyhoo.
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    (Original post by a moist feeling)
    I am confused I'm not going to lie :sigh:



    Another example is just flat out not going to a 3 hour lecture on ethics and staying in bed
    If it helps, I still have no idea what you look like. I'm pretty sure you introduced yourself to me during mummies and daddies too when I was semi-conscious outside good sams.

    YES you took my advice. I tried to save as many freshers as I could from performing medicine this morning as we had a lecture before them but they all went in anyway. Alas, I tried. Their boredome can not be blamed on me.
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Second lecture and I've already fallen into the "I have no idea how much depth I need to go into" trap. The learning outcome thing is relatively simple, but the lecturer went into detail about random things that have nothing to do with the learning outcome. Any advice? :o:
    You have to strike a balance - compromise. Yes, it's important to learn some details, and yes, you may get a question on some stupid tangent that your lecturer went off on, but you can't plan for every eventuality as there just aren't enough hours in the day.

    As lekky says, it'll become apparent what things are important to note down in lectures as time goes by. You get a lot more out of going to a lecture if you've had a chance to glance over it beforehand, that way you know what you don't understand about the topic, so you know what to focus on in the lecture.

    Things like the amino acid groups are easy enough to come back to later and write mnemonics for, but that's not what you should be focusing on in the lecture IMO - it's easy to look up those details, as long as you've written in your lecture notes exactly what you need to look for.

    If there's any way you can print your lecture slides to take notes on, that's a pretty effective way of doing it for me, so I don't need to write what's already there.
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    Glycine? That's an amino acid right?
    I remember having a similar lecture, I just did the stages of folding.

    Don't do what I did which was obsesses over the minutiae convinced that they would set a paper from hell to fail me. They don't do that.
 
 
 
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