Wednesday, May 25, 2016

4th Year Finals

It's that time of year again, finals are upon us.
I can't believe I've finished second semester of my second year here which means I've reached the end of 4th year!
This year is notoriously bad for exams in that we have lots of exams and they're all really big subjects. I passed my Anatomy II final in January which was a year long subject and this summer I have Parasites and Pathological Physiology which are also really big subjects.
I find Parasites really difficult as it's a massive subject so many species we need to learn each with their own life cycles, morphology, clinical signs and treatment. I'm leaving three weeks to study for that which I hope will be long enough as in the past quite a few people have failed it and had to repeat the year over it.
In total I have 9 finals this exam period and that's not including the 8 credit and compensation tests I've done in the last 3 weeks!

So far I have passed General Surgery (A), Haematology (A), Clinical Diagnostics (B) and Radiology (D).

We studied hard for Radiology and I thought I'd learnt it well so I was a bit gutted I only got a D but a pass is a pass and it's another exam done!
The grades for a D are 61-70% so while it doesn't sound great, you just have to remember back in the UK that's a high 2:1 or a 1st.

This morning I have done Hygiene and Technology of Food; Poultry Fish and Game which is a written paper so we find out the results tomorrow - no waiting two or three months like we had to do in the UK.

Now I need to start studying for Nutrition which I have next Wednesday and after that I'll have to conquer Parasites, Pharmacology and PathoPhys!

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