Monthly Archives: November 2013

Placements: The good, the bad and the ugly

Placement makes up a huge part of any Health Sciences degree, and in Healthcare Science, we spend 50 weeks on placement over our three years at university. Last year, I had 10 weeks of placement: 2 observational weeks (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory) and then 8 weeks over the summer of proper placement (4 of each specialty). Now that I’ve chosen cardiac physiology, I’ll spend… Read more »

My experience in Malawi. Part Three: I want to go back to Africa

Over the four weeks I was there, I will never forget all the interesting things I witnessed. When working on the wards I gained knowledge in the way the nurses managed a patient’s care, by assessing a patient, how they took basic observations, and how wound care was carried out with the most basic and minimal amounts of equipment. I improved my communication skills, as… Read more »

£9m award makes Wessex CLHARC a reality

For those of you who don’t yet know, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we, along with our colleagues in Medicine and NHS partners, have been awarded a nine million pound grant from the National Institute for Health Research. As a result, we have now established the Wessex Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, or Wessex NHIR CLAHRC, which is… Read more »

My experience in Malawi. Part two: resuscitating newborn twins and showing staff the Health Sciences way

When I arrived in Malawi I landed at Kamuzu International Airport which is in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, and the only main airport. I was instantly greeted by friendly happy people such as the taxi driver, who drove me to the hotel I was staying at for the night, before my six hour coach journey to Livingstonia. Also that of the people in the… Read more »

What to expect from the OT course

Hi, we’re Jenni and Lauren, 3rd year Occupational Therapy degree students at Southampton. Jenni’s main OT interest is the use of sensory stimulation with a range of client groups and Lauren’s OT interests are within mental health services.  As we enter our final year of the course we thought we’d tell you what we have learned so far.  So… Year one is all about learning… Read more »

From Karachi to Southampton

Hi, I’m Dr Saima, a postgraduate student studying MSc Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care at Southampton. I’m originally from Pakistan where I graduated in Medicine & Surgery from Jinnah Medical & Dental College. I practiced gynaecology for almost two years in various settings and also worked for the Family Planning Association of Pakistan and the Marie Stopes Society before coming to Southampton…. Read more »