Faculty: Health, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Allied Health and Social Care
BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
Category: Allied and public health
19 April 2022
Throughout my first year, I made many remarkable memories and had amazing learning opportunities and student experiences. Today, I want to share with you my top three moments.
- One of the best aspects of first year was beginning to understand advanced anatomy and physiology. Personally, I find anatomy and physiology extremely interesting, so I really enjoyed learning this module. Within this module, as a year group we got to experience ARU’s cadaver labs. In these labs, we got to see anatomy in the purest form. Overall, this was a great learning experience.
- Another great aspect of the first year was skill sessions. These sessions varied depending on the module, however each skills session benefitted me greatly. For me, my favourite skills sessions in first year were cardiac and respiratory system assessments, also known as system reviews. Understanding and being able to carry out these assessments is extremely important as a student clinician and I found it really rewarding to see my journey towards becoming a qualified paramedic take shape.
- Finally, and I would say my absolute favourite aspect of first year was starting my clinical placement. This placement consisted of 10 weeks ambulance placement and 1 week hospital placement. During placement, I got to put all the theory into practice and have a truly realistic insight of paramedicine. Placement was a brilliant experience for me! I got to experience great exposure in the field, and I also had a great mentor to help me through my first placement.
Jack studies Paramedic Science at ARU in Chelmsford. Find out more about Paramedic Science, and other degree courses, at one of our Open Days.