I find Uni.. My experience with Uni till now has been great as they have provided number of opportunities for students alot
Positives: Positive aspect of Uni is they provide good facilities in terms of library, sitting areas. And if I talk about course then, it's well aligned with modern industry requirements
Negatives: Negative aspect is, as students coming from different background in IT. It's so much harder for them to learn the basics as only few portion of it contains basics
My advice to future students is: It's good uni and course if you have some technical background which will help you to understand in lecture more better
Positives: It provides clinical placement that is really hard to find when entering the profession through a post graduate degree. It’s also the only undergraduate course if it’s kind that allows students to become qualified sonographers after completing the degree.
Negatives: I find that some of the unit coordinators aren’t really helpful and that the course content can be all over the place for some units.
My advice to future students is: If you think your passion is within medical sonography definitely consider this course as it offers placement for you. If you choose to go through the post graduate pathway into sonography, be mindful that it is extremely hard to find clinical placement so this degree has its benefits.
Positives: The ability to work closest with your tutors and be provided constant feedback and assistance. The ability to do physical practice and be provided practical sessions to build on scanning skills on students aids in preparation for placements and theory of the course and work environment.
Negatives: Unfortunately not enough practice sessions are available and limited to only four ultrasound units to practice on for the entire cohort. There is also no consistency in practical examination protocols. There is also a limitation on placement availability, therefore students may be waiting for placements up to six months without notice of dates and may compromise other work commitments.
My advice to future students is: This course is definitely altered for students who have a passion for this field and are completely determined in this pathway and what they want to do. Many students who are unsure about this pathway or limited in knowledge about what the course entails were most likely to drop out of the course or fail practical examinations.
I did this course online.
Positives: This course was delivered online and was really flexible. The flexibility allowed me to study at my own pace, however still ensuring assignments and due dates were met.
Negatives: The only negative is the interaction and accessibility to tutors for assistance. It’s not really a negative as the online assistance is really good, however the limited face to face time was challenging at times.
My advice to future students is: If considering online delivery, ensure that you remain focused
Positives: Reports and practical assessments
Negatives: Some teachers aren’t that qualified
My advice to future students is: Self study is very important when taking a university degree.
Positives: Can provide a good income
Negatives: Takes time to finish the course
My advice to future students is: To take this course
Positives: It is very practical and interesting, it is something I’ve always wanted to do and I love it
Negatives: There’s a lot of theory and most people in my class are slow
My advice to future students is: To be more practical and do more demonstrations
Positives: Meeting new friends, learning some thing new every time I go to tafe, having opportunities to pursuit my dream
Negatives: That I only get to go to tafe one day a week
My advice to future students is: Don’t leave the course make the most of you time
Positive: Computer Labs, used for Tutorial classes, have enough machines and all software
are installed, which facilitates a lot students with our studies.
There are facilities for students to play, relax and eat. The Wi-fi connection is excellent and the library works until 9pm (students are allowed to stay until 10pm). This fact makes a lot of difference, particularly when our own laptops have issues or we don't have.
It is possible to virtually access CQU desktop, if, for instance, you are using Mac or any other operating system.
Negative: the kitchen doesn't have proper maintenance and are always dirty (as well as classes)
Microwaves are often out of order.
All students should be clean and use deodorant - even though it isn't up to the University,
there should be some marketing campaign about hygiene habits.
The customer services at the 1st floor should be improved.
My advice to future students is: The university is good enough to complete a good master course and apply for a post graduate visa.
Positives: Some online content. Informative and fun Residential schools
Negatives: Some new subjects that are still being fine-tuned so some content isn't well structured and difficult to follow
My advice to future students is: Keep up with the weekly content so exams aren't so overwhelming!
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