Studying to become a Paramedic/Medic isn’t always going to be a walk in the park. For most people, studying can be challenging; yet by the end of it, most feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride because they’re be ready to take on the world.
To make life a little easier, here’s a list of top tips to help better prepare for studying;
If you study a little bit every day, you will be continually reviewing things in your mind. This helps you understand and retain the information. It also helps you avoid the stress of last-minute cramming.
If you are finding it hard to find time to study, cut back on some (not all) of your activities. Prioritising study might mean spending less time online, or it might mean cutting back on shifts at work or giving weekend sport a miss for a while.
Studying is a mindset, so set yourself realistic goals and timelines. Without these, you could lack motivation and accountability. One way to help with this is to share your thoughts with a family member or friend, that way you have someone to remind you of these goals and help keep you on track towards that paramedic dream.
As a student of the Australian Paramedical College, you have unlimited access to the dedicated Student Support Team who help you keep your studies on track, reaching your goals within the time frames.
To be clear, triage means to decide the order of treatment (who gets treated first) when a large number of patients or casualties present themselves.
You learn triage as part of your studies, so why not employ it in everyday life. Many students can find it challenging at times to balance study, work and life. If you’re having problems fitting everything in, or you are constantly feeling rushed, try one of these two things:
By doing these two things, you will alleviate some additional stress and likely finish your study sooner.
Leading on from the above point, it’s always a good idea to set some clear guidelines and plans so you can make the most out of your study time.
Once this is all set up, you’re good to go!
No one is perfect, we all know that. In fact, in the medical field, perfection doesn’t exist. Rather than dwelling on a error you made in a workbook or at a clinical workshop, you need to learn from it and move on. By doing this you will be able to continue moving forward and learning.
Most people have a preferred style of learning. Auditory (they learn by listening to audio, podcasts, narration etc), visual (they learn by seeing videos, watching demos and looking at presentations) or kinaesthetic (they learn by a mix of senses, yet learn more efficiently by doing physical and practical activities), there is no right or wrong way.
Maybe you could listen to EMS podcasts about how the parts of human anatomy fit together, or make an interactive Powerpoint showing how the body changes during the disease process. You could write up revision cards with different acronyms or mnemonics or invent a song about the diffusion of oxygen and cardiac depolarization.
The Australian Paramedical College is the largest prehospital health care training provider in Australia.
We offer three courses in the health scope:
Our nationally recognised paramedical training programs provide a flexible and affordable pathway to employment in the private sector, or as a stepping stone to university. We offer everyone the opportunity to become a Paramedic/Medic, regardless of their educational background. We believe you should still pursue your goals even though your school or college grades are not where they would have been if things would have been different.
We live in an era where anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in technology and learning methodologies, there is no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become a person who can save lives and contribute to the well-being of the community. Apply to study at the College.