We've designed our sessions to expose students to as many healthcare careers as possible, which we'll dive into below. However, if there are any stations or careers you want us to include that you don't see listed, let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate!
First up we have the cardiology station. Students will first speak to a doctor about the heart. This station is always run by a clinician, which means that the person leading this station will always be able to relate this knowledge not only to your curriculum, but also to clinical experience and real patients! Then, using a volunteer, students will have the opportunity to see and interpret the results from a live electrocardiogram (ECG), and more importantly, learn how to perform an ECG themselves.
Knowing how the heart works is a common skill for many medical professions, including:
The operating theatre is a student favourite. First, a doctor from our team will give a demonstration on the proper technique for suturing a wound. Then, every single student will get a chance to test their skills and practice suturing a wound on real skin! We provide suture material for every student and all the equipment - including sharp bins, so you don’t need to worry about a thing!
Although suturing can be used in a variety of medical professions, the most common are:
At our ophthalmology station, students will get the opportunity to "see" what life would be like with various eye conditions. They will be able to use goggles that simulate conditions such as macular degeneration, retinal detachment or glaucoma. They’ll also learn how to properly use ophthalmoscopes to examine the retina and the back of the eye, before breaking into pairs and to test visual fields, visual acuity, the optic nerve, eye movements and pupillary reflexes.
Medical professions that use these skills include:
At our emergency medicine station, students will try skills that paramedics and emergency staff employ on a daily basis. Students will learn how to assess using the standardized ABCDE approach. As part of the practical assessment steps, they will learn and practise skills such as taking bloods, checking blood glucose levels and learning how to interpret those results.
Skills like these are used by:
Our newest station focuses on obstetrics, which is the field of study focused on pregnancy and childbirth. One of our doctors will discuss the delivery of a baby, including different situations that might arise and how to handle them, determining the foetal growth during pregnancy and the stages of labour. Then students will get the chance to interact with our anatomically accurate model to determine the position of the baby, and every student will go through a mock delivery - including how to handle complications.
Healthcare professions that utlise this skillset include: