Ex-QMC student Alex Dicker returned to QMC recently to deliver 'Emergency Care in the Streets' a fun, interactive day for individuals considering a career in healthcare. The crash course in clinical sciences provided an insight into what students may go on to study as well as a practical taster of the way they may study it. The day, which was enjoyed by over twenty current QMC students, involved demonstrations, non-invasive practical work on peers, discussions, scenarios, real case studies and lectures.
Over the course of the day the students took part in five different sections:
* Section 1 – Scene assessment and management
* Section 2 – Initial inspection of the patient
* Section 3 – Focusing towards a diagnosis
* Section 4 – Management and onwards care of your patient
* Section 5 – Closing the Case Study
Katie Heighes, ex-Calthorpe Park pupil, was one of the students to have benefitted from the day. The Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Perspectives on Science EPQ student commented "I've gained a really good insight into the medical profession . It was a brilliant experience and has helped me to think about what I might want to do in the future."
Alex left QMC in 2017 is now studying for a BSc in Paramedic Science. Alex plans to eventually work as a front line critical care paramedic who is first on scene in the event of a traumatic accident.