While sitting in a lecture theatre learning about what each part of an ECG represents, I never thought that I’d be the one looking at a patient’s ECG, recognising a dangerous arrhythmia and taking it to a doctor for immediate treatment.
Not a day goes by that I don’t learn something new. Most importantly, however, I’ve developed skills in communicating effectively and empathetically with diverse patient populations as well as the wider staff at the hospital. I highly recommend Swinburne’s placement program. I’ve matured as a professional and will have a competitive advantage in my career with a wealth of experience rivalling that of other graduates.
The greatest advantage of this placement is the opportunity to explore a career in healthcare and decide whether it’s right for me.