I am a 3rd year Health and Exercise Science student currently on placement. My placement year is split into two halves, 5 months in Exeter in a Children's Research Centre, and then the last 5 months in the Bristol Children's Hospital.
My first placement was at the Children’s Health and Exercise research centre (CHERC) in Exeter. This was good however due to COVID-19; no children came into the centre, so therefore no assessments or interaction was done. Although, I did go...
Hospital placement update
A few months into my second placement in the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital and it's going great! I am involved in multiple projects; my main ongoing task at the moment is all around the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) measurement. When...
My previous blog explained in detail about my main ongoing project, measuring mid upper arm circumference (MUAC). In this blog I will talk about other projects I am involved in. These vary from speaking to various charities to see whether...
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Results of the data collection
Following on from a previous blog where I attended a school to undertake data collection on whether the timing of exercise (performed in the morning, or afternoon) affects a child’s cognitive function. Here are the tests explained. The Go-No-Go test...
What to know before going on placement
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My first placement day in The Children's Hospital
I made my lunch and packed my bag the night before. My clothes were laid out ready, however, I don’t have a set uniform; the policy is just smart, plain clothes so I will be making the use out of...
Living during my placement year
Getting a placement Firstly, I just want to mention, don’t panic in second year when all your friends are starting to secure their placements. I didn’t get mine until the end of February, which I thought was late. But I...