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The amount of latin in anatomy!!!
anatomy would’ve made so much more sense had I studied latin 😫
😂😂😭😭 imagine the scenes when you know all the Latin terms straight away 😂😭
@najma aden i did study latin and still don't know😭
hmm I feel like it should definitely be given as an option (for beginner learners too not just for those who already have an ‘a level equivalent’ in that language), even if we only get to a conversational level, as it’s useful to have another language to make patients who don’t speak English feel more at ease
I agree! as doctors we’ll be treating patients from diverse backgrounds, being able to speak their language (doesn’t have to be fluent) would help immensely with history taking and patient treatment in general!
Yeah definitely. I was proper interested in the European studies programme (learn a language alongside Medicine). But couldn’t apply because I didn’t have an A level language. So a separate class for beginners where you could try different languages would have been great.
I wish those of us who do speak a second lanuage would have the opportunity to practise it more! I know the university has strict guidelines over students being interpreters but I think even a brief conversaton before taking a history for example would help the patient feel more at ease.
Do any of you want to study abroad in the future?
rlly don’t wanna stay in the UK so my options are massively limited by the amount of languages I speak 😖
Yeah it would be a great experience to see what healthcare is like in other countries. And compare it to the UK.
I would like to return to either Singapore or Pakistan at one point! So the opportunity to practise the local languages would be great.
I feel like the option to learn a language alongside medicine would greatly expand the opportunities available to us in the future, as well as make us better clinicians because we’ll also be interacting with patients who don’t speak English!!!
it would also make medicine a lot more fun :)
What language would you guys most like to learn?
Ngl Urdu because I feel like it would be so useful. Like so many people already think I speak it and expect me to be able to help and it would be nice not to disappoint them lol
I’ve always thought that sign language should be compulsory at medical school. Even if it’s just the basics. All patients should be made to feel as comfortable as possible in a healthcare environment. And communication is a huge part of this.
yeah I agree this would be great, I think learning at least basic sign language, enough to hold a medical consultation with a patient would allow for better communication and information to be conveyed accurately. I wonder if any medical schools teach sign language as part of the curriculum.
Couldn’t agree more! Would make it so much more accessible!
Exactly, 100% agree. Would make such a difference to future healthcare professionals and patients. I had a quick look and some medical schools offer sign language as part of the student selected components (SSCs) - might have to look into that ya kno. But I haven't seen anything about sign language being part of the curriculum - definitely gonna ask around.