medics at imperialWatch
how much is it required that u study a day in addition to lectures??
do u ever get time to go out and that during the week or is it all at weekends? also do u have lectures at weekends?
how much pbl is there? i heard there isn't alot..also are the lectures boring? or do u do practicals and things aswell? i really want to cut up a dead body! do they do that at IC?
Your right about PBL, its isn't used as a major teaching tool, the main reason for it is to learn how to research, present and work in groups - we don't learn any real medicine from them, though some cases are relevent to what the current lectures are about.
The lectures are kinda boring. They go on for an hour, and sometime when we have 3 in the morning and 2 or 3 in the afternoon, you tend to want to go home early . Some lecturers make it more interesting, and some even make the lecture relevent (ie stick the learning obejectives rather than bang on about irrelevent stuff). Some lecturers put presentation up or give handouts before their lecture so it saves having to write and 100mph.
Yeh we have practicals, prob more in the 1st year than 2nd, like taking blood, using microscopes etc... Yeh you will get to cut up bodies! We have anatomy throughout the 1st and 2nd year as part of "rotations" which are twice a week. The first lot of anatomy is more hands on, the later stuff you don't really get to do a lot except watch.
First year should be a laugh !
thanks so much! i read ur blog it's cute! well done passin ur exams btw!
lol ok! well u know u have like placements at hospitals..if u finish late and it's dark and cold do u hav 2 make ur own way home??
London is like every city - the best thing is to be aware and be prepared!
ru glad u went 2 imperial??