Posts Tagged: Placements

One day at a time

I’m still going strong on placement at the moment – just on the last couple of weeks, so I definitely feel pretty at home now in Oxford. Sometimes placement can feel a little bit like you’re plodding away one day at a time, though at others it feels like you’re on fire and really getting somewhere towards being a Cardiac Physiologist. So here’s a rundown… Read more »

Jenni: Emerging placements – my experience

As I may have mentioned before, for my final placement I am on a role emerging placement called the ‘Dementia care initiative’ where I’m trying to bring the mental health needs of those with dementia in hospital into the picture! Being on an emerging role placement is nothing like any placement that I’ve been on before. Prior to starting I was really nervous, often wondering… Read more »

Jenni: Getting all ‘Blue Peter’ on my final year placement…

Well I am on my LAST University placement and the game is really on!   As final year students we are expected to be a lot more independent as we’ll be heading out into the working world in the very near future! I’m on an emerging placement, a ‘dementia care initiative’, working within an acute hospital setting but focused on the mental health needs of those… Read more »

Jenni: Year 3 – here we are!

So here we are, 3rd year OT students settled back into lectures… But it’s not quite what we’re used to! We’re currently in the process of applying for role emerging placements. This is a really exciting opportunity for 3rd year students as it gives us the chance to work independently and show services just how great OT is and what it can do for them…. Read more »

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 »