18 Nov Farewell to our Post-Graduate student
Farewell to Tegan who has been on work placement with us at TSGQ for the past 5 weeks. Tegan is completing her post-graduate studies in clinical physiology at Griffith University. As a part of this curriculum, Tegan is required to work 200 hours in two separate disciplines within the field of clinical measurements (i.e. Sleep, Respiratory, Cardiac and Neurophysiology). Tegan chose to complete her second placement with us here at TSGQ in Respiratory science. Clearly TSGQ was a good choice by Tegan, she was expertly trained by our respiratory scientist Mark Russell-Pavier in a whole range of respiratory laboratory procedures including; spirometry, gas transfer tests, lung volume tests, bronchial provocation tests, FeNO (fractional expired nitric oxide) tests, 6 minute walk tests, and cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET).
In addition to performing procedures, Tegan was taught another very important lesson to be learned by students looking to work in clinical environments; how to best interact with your patients and your fellow clinicians. We here at TSGQ have a strong belief in treating our patients as more than a number, we are here for our patients and this needs to always be our priority. We try to instill this into our students. It is important for any of us who work in health sciences to really work hard to achieve the best results possible for our patients and be proud of the hard work that we do.
Tegan also presented a case study in respiratory science to her fellow student cohort, past students (alumni), industry representatives and some university faculty. Some of our team from TSGQ were present to cheer her on and give her some support in what was her final assessment in the course. We all felt she did a great job, and feel she should surely be excited for the next chapter in her young career.