Thursday saw a medically oriented day for students at Univ and Merton, as everyone on our International Medical Research and Practice programme headed for a practical field trip which was sure to develop their hands on skills in the medical profession.
During their workshop, they received practical medical training in various procedures such as; how to check the blood pressure, how to remove liquid from the stomach, how to administer catheters, stitch a wound and take blood samples. So they had a very busy time experiencing a day in the life of a medical professional!
It was fantastic to see the students so engaged throughout the day, and it definitely seemed beneficial for the students to see these processes in the flesh. One of the students’ favourite parts of the afternoon was certainly learning how to stitch wounds, as they all had the chance to practise on the fake hospital arm which was incredibly lifelike.
The afternoon was rounded off with the final session which included how to read an EKG machine, which is used to test for signs of heart disease. Once they had completed this final task, it was time to get out of their scrubs. Unsurprisingly, students were reluctant to get back to college after such an informative afternoon.
Following their busy day, students enjoyed a free evening in college and everyone ate together and chatted before getting an early night to prepare themselves for the start of the weekend.