When I started my first year at university back in September I was eager to see what the next year had in store for me. I will admit that I was unsure about professional skills because I wasn’t able to see how useful it would be to me. I knew the lectures would be based … Continue reading Final reflection on my first year at university
The thought of my upcoming OSPE made me feel extremely nervous because I had previously taken a mock OSPE and failed the equine section. The thought of failing my real OSPE exam made me quite worried. The one positive aspect was that my past failure allowed me to learn from my mistakes. I have since … Continue reading Reflection on my OSPE
As I have previously mentioned, livestock production made up a third of the Principles of Animal Management lectures. I really enjoyed all the lectures about livestock production and found each one fascinating in its own way. However, I have a fair amount of experience with both cattle and sheep already so relished the opportunity to … Continue reading Reflection on Pig Production Practical
Task 6 on moodle was to finish the following sentence with 5 words that I feel best describe how I have developed over the last academic year: Since starting at Writtle University College, I have become more... independent, conversant, reflective, ambitious, and confident.
Moodle task 5 was to create a word cloud outlining the graduate skills that I feel are important to a Veterinary Physiotherapy graduate. The above image is the word cloud that I created.
Moodle task 4 was to find a therapy related academic paper which I found particularly interesting, and share it on my blog. I chose this paper about how physiotherapy can increase the survival time in dogs with degenerative myelopathy because I think it demonstrates the benefits that physiotherapy can have on animals nicely and includes lots of useful … Continue reading Moodle Task 4: Interesting Therapy related academic paper
Reflection in the context of learning is a general term used for those intellectual and affective activities in which individuals engage to explore their experiences leading to new understandings and appreciation (Boud, et al., 1985). To help me write each of my reflections I have followed the Gibbs Reflective Cycle. This has allowed me to … Continue reading Moodle Task 3: How will reflection help me become a good therapist?
The second task on moodle was to create an original image with annotations illustrating what I feel makes a good Veterinary Physiotherapist. Here is what I came up with: what makes a good therapist moodle task 2
The first task on moodle was to complete a quiz assessing which style of learning best suits me. My results were as follows: Visual: 8 Aural: 9 Read/write: 6 Kinaesthetic: 6 My visual score of 8 does not surprise me because I have always found that the best way for me to understand something is … Continue reading Moodle Task 1: What is my Learning Style?
After finding the Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology module so fascinating, I was eager to start the Functional Anatomy module. I found this module to be one of the more relevant and interesting modules taught in the first year of this degree because it was all about the musculoskeletal system and the ways in which it … Continue reading Reflection on my Functional Anatomy Workbook