我申請了 UTS 的 nurse - graduate entry, 但他們是有一個特別的要求,就是他們會先offer 讀兩年,但是其實是要在學期正式開始前,讀一個 pre-semester 的 course ( 4 weeks), 合格才可以真的讀兩年,否則要讀3年.我就這個問題問了學校 對不起,比較長的 (如覺得長,可以只看第三條) 學校告訴我,在05年只有3個人 fail, 今年有 9 個,而學生人數在上升中,大約有60至70人 1. 你們覺得合格率可信嗎 ? 2. 學校會不會固意讓學生 fail, 而要讀 3年,賺取多一點錢呢 ? 謝謝 Dear Sir/Madam, I'm pleased that UTS gives me an offer to study the Bachelor of Nursing (Accelerated Program: Graduate Entry, International student). As I know that, students must successfully complete a four-week pre-semester school in February 2007 before proceeding to the Accelerated Program: Graduate Entry. And I've some questions about this pre-semester course 1. What's the detailed content about this pre-semester course? 2. What's the structure of the course ? As all students have no nurse or medical background, I wonder how we can go to the clinic for practical in the very early beginning of the study <u><i>Answers from the Subject Coordinator </i></u> 1)&2) I'm not going into all the detail as it would take too long. There are 2 weeks of classes 9am to 4pm each day, there are 2 weeks of practice in an acute care hospital institution, 5 hours per day. Each day of classes 2 hours are given to the Science Faculty to cover an introduction to normal anatomy & physiology, the major systems are covered. As only 2 hours are allocated to most of the systems, the student is expected to cover the systems in detail themselves in order to prepare for the subject on abnormal or pathophysiology in the main semester, 1st semester. This is not at present examinable. The remainder of the classes are of both a theory & practical nature with coverage of basic nursing skills such as "how to bath/shower patients, make beds, apply oxygen therapy through various systems, how to assess patients, do blood pressures, temperatures, pulses etc. etc. Students receive demonstrations & limited time to practice basic skills. 1 week of classes is followed by 1 week of practice & then repeated. The ability to communicate verbally & in writing, as well as listening & understanding in English, is very important as the subject moves quickly & covers a lot of material. There is a lot of reading to do nightly in the required texts. There is an in-class test of short answers and a multiple choice/short answer exam at the end of week 3 which is the end of the second week of classes. The clinical assessment done in the hospital is completed at the end of week 4 when the Facilitator will give a "satisfactory or unsatisfactory" grade for the level of clinical expertise. The exam is graded "pass or fail". The students go out to hospitals in groups of 8 with a Clinical Facilitator from the University who will assess their basic skills. 3. How many students studied in this accelerated program : graudate entry in 2005 and 2006 ? And what's the percentage rate of pass the pre-semester course ? <u><i>Answers from the Subject Coordinator </i></u> 3) The number of students varies from year to year but they have been increasing, about 60-70students. There were about 4 who failed last year & 9 who failed this year. However, any student who fails is offered the full 3 year program which suits some people better as it does not move so fast in the first year & there is not as much to cover by the student independently. 4. As it's only June and I think I can read related books to prepare the pre-semester course. Do you have any suggestion ? <u><i>Answers from the Subject Coordinator </i></u> 4) The primary text used is "Fundamentals of Nursing" by Crisp & Taylor, a good general Anatomy & Physiology text is very useful such as "Marieb's" or "Tortora's" to start reading & learning.