Monash 2019 Meet and Greet

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  1. pi

    pi Junior doctor Administrar

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    My group did. We ran a 1/2, then 2/3, 3/4, and a 4/5 to support them all way up to the second VIA. In clinical years, we even live-streamed our sessions to those who were in rural areas but were originally part of our group.

    Our group was very tight though, not like some of the groups with 200+ people now, we had about 20-30 people who turned up every week in person. I'll have to say that I think only one other group ran the distance like we did, it's pretty rare. We were the only group (ever... I think) to live-stream to rural members.

    My advice would be to stay away from those huge groups with 200+ people, it becomes more of "reading slides" than actually teaching. Go to a group that teaches, not just posts up notes/slides/memes.

    Official VESPA refers to VESPA case nights. Previously, peer-to-peer learning groups (ie. these 1/2 groups) were called VESPAs. Case nights, I feel, are of limited value.

    They're often highly attended by pre-clinical students who don't know anything (not a fault of their own! just inexperienced) so often important clinical content isn't really discussed... And this is often the only interesting part! Thus I think they should be restricted to clinical students, but I'm not running the show (un)fortunately hahaha.

    I went to a couple and then stayed away, rather do something else with my time.
     
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    Hey all, Just confirming that when lecturers talk about history of DNA, meselson-stahl experiment, etc., this is not examinable since it doesn't (seem) to fall under the Learning objectives?
     
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    Lear Monash BMedSci/MD I Gold star winner

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    I’ve been told lecture objectives are misleading at times.
    For example, in our very first lecture on Cells 1 (and the second one by that same person, for that matter) the lecture objectives make no mention of ‘prokayotes’. Yet we covered them briefly in the lecture and they are almost certainly assessable.

    Not too sure about historical stuff, though.
     
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    Assume everything from lecture slides and prereadings is examinable.
     
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    If you're meant to read it, if you're told it or if it seems important, it's examinable. Would stress with first year in particular that it's best not to worry about 'what's examinable' as opposed to making sure you're comfortable with and understand the content :) As long as you pass, marks don't matter but providing a good foundation for the rest of the degree does!
     
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