Are you thinking about undertaking one of DUSA’s short courses? Well, here’s a snapshot of our First Aid Level 2 course we recently held in Geelong to whet your appetite. Deakin student, Hope Challis, is here to tell us all the details!
Why did you decide to sign up for this course?
I decided to sign up for the First Aid Level 2 course as I believe that everyone should know how to do basic first aid. Also, I figured it would be a great addition to my resume and a helpful skill set. As an Occupational Therapy student, I’ll be working in a health-related field once I graduate, so I thought it was important to have this skill set.
What was the best part of the course?
The best part of the First Aid Level 2 course was the hands-on practical part of the course. It really allowed us to consolidate the theory part of the course in a safe, calm setting. My favourite part would have to be using the defibrillator devices on the dummies. We worked in teams to provide first aid to the dummy, each of us taking on different roles and taking turns doing CPR.
What was the most challenging part of the course?
There wasn’t any particular challenging moment per se, but it was intimidating knowing you’d have to recall all this information in an emergency situation.
Did you find the course a positive experience?
Yes, it was a really good experience and taught me so much, at least now if an emergency strikes I’ll know what to do. The course leader was very friendly and had a great sense of humour, which made learning about these tough topics and scary situations a lot easier.
Why do you think it’s important for students to experience short courses?
It’s important for students to get involved in short courses as it is an easy and convenient way to learn new skills. Short courses let you have fun, meet people, add something to your resume and are often run on campus. DUSA offers many different short courses so there is something for everyone.
What’s your favourite thing about DUSA?
The thing I love most about DUSA is the sense of belonging you get from being involved in DUSA’s events. This year is my first year at university, which was really daunting but through volunteering with the DUSA Red Shirts at events such as Wellness Week and attending O’Camp and OWeek, I really felt welcome into university life.
As Hope said, we’ve got short courses for every interest. So, grab a look on our website and sign up for a course that interests you today! After all, it could be a lifesaver.