• Question: Were there any topics that you found difficult while learning to do your job?

    Asked by Emma to Chris, Emma, Jonathan, Katharine, Shehla, Simon on 16 Jun 2017.
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      Jonathan Harte answered on 16 Jun 2017:

      I always struggled with Biochemistry especially calcium metabolism. In my job now I don’t need to understand the intricacies of this. The good news is there’s always reference books to review when something crops up you don’t quite know.

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      Emma Rowe answered on 16 Jun 2017:

      I found Genetics really hard to understand. Thankfully I had a good lecturer who was kind enough to take tutorials and have 1-1 sessions with me so I could get up to speed. Lecturers are there to help you so it’s important to say when you’re struggling.

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      Katharine Bradbury answered on 16 Jun 2017:

      I struggled most with learning facts in isolation without understanding how it applied to patients and their illness. When you can put things in context and maybe relate it to a patient you’ve seen it is so much easier to understand and remember.

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      Christopher Symonds answered on 19 Jun 2017:

      I assume you meant this for a clinician so I can not really answer this.