UTS 的說話可信嗎 ?

本帖由 imported_littlem2006-06-23 發佈。版面名稱:University of Technology, Sydney

  1. 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s" or "Tortora&#39;s" to start reading & learning.
     
  2. aily

    aily Guest

    Hello :hi:

    我想版上有很多人都是會擔心到底好不好唸會不會過,因此應該可以理解您的心情。

    出國去唸書花了大錢最終目的還是要取得一張漂亮的文憑回台。想一想當初選讀這科的目的是什麼?是為了移民才唸呢?還是真的有心進入這個行業?也許二樣都有,既然選定了就要全力以付。

    學校的合格率應該是歷年來讀這種課程結束後所做的統計,理當不會做假資料。有的學校的合格很高,可是還是有同學被刷下來,為什麼?不用功居多吧。當然也不能完全說是不用功,也有可能是在學習過程中,遇到問題或是學習瓶頸,沒有適時地去找老師或顧問咨詢,就一昧的〞靠自己〞而不得其學習要領,這種情形也是有。總之,過去讀書靠的是自己的努力而不是看合格率。因為這是和自己的用功程度與課堂表現成正比。

    在澳洲的學校都有教學品質控管,而每所院校都有自己的計劃。今天程度不夠是不會讓學生繼續進入下一個階段。這不是只有UTS才有,而是每所學校都一樣(連語言學校也是)。

    最後,我想請問一下:今天學士學位選擇讀護理相關科系,您在過去有受過任何護理教育或是護理背景嗎?如果沒有就要看學校如何要求,今天如果學校要求沒有相關工作經驗或是相關背景的學生去補學分或是去加上一些課程,我覺得都是合理的。

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    造成不便請多多包涵。
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  3. tfc01

    tfc01 Guest


    我想你要問的是:過去的合格率能不能套用在你入學以後吧?相信你自己也明白,每一屆學生會有程度或努力的差異,也許授課教師也會更換,成績考核寬鬆標準也會有變化;所以每一年的合格率永遠保持完全相同的水準,應該是不可能的!

    學校會當多少比率呢?10%?20%?30%?總不會到 50% 以上吧?名列前矛也許會有實際的困難度存在,但是以自己的努力濟身於前 50%,應該是做得到的吧?

    依靠合格率應該是沒有依靠自己的努力可靠吧? :cool:
     

  4. 我在過去是沒有受過任何護理教育或是護理背景.但是澳洲有其他大學都有辦 2年的課程 (給已有另一個大學學位的人), e.g. QUT, mebourne u, victory u, flinder u, la tabro u. 他們也沒有這個要求的,兩年便是兩年,不會要求先到學校讀一個 pre-semester 才決定

    那我為什麼還要考慮 UTS 呢? 是因為男友在雪梨.

    不過聽過你們的分析,我會再細心考慮的

    謝謝
     

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