It’s hard to believe, but in little over a month my sweet summer of making money and resting my brain is coming to an end. Time to go back to school! We recently got our class schedule for the next year. It’s reassuring to see not quite so many midterms as last semester, but also it makes me nervous because once again, my grades will mostly be based on only one exam.
Classes for this semester are as follows. I’m taking another clinical orientation course to learn skills such as anesthesiology and physical exams. I’ll be taking pharmacology and toxicology to learn about all the different drugs, both good and bad. I’ll be taking bacteriology, mycology, and virology to learn about all of the different diseases these tiny organisms can cause. Public health I’m assuming will relate veterinary medicine to its importance in human health, as well as health of the economy and world populations. Diagnostic radiology promises to put to the test our knowledge of normal radiographs, which we learned in anatomy, and to make sure we recognize what changes from normal look like. Systemic pathology will build on what we learned in general pathology last semester and deepen our understanding of how disease can affect the body as a whole. Lastly, we’re taking a class called principles of health management, but I’m not sure what that is going to bring for course work.
Overall, it looks like once again I’m going to be hitting the books hard to prepare for the many courses we’re taking this semester. I’m excited to be taking more pathology and learning more about how the body handles disease. I’ve heard this semester brings a lot of memorization with pharmacology as well as for bacteriology, virology, and mycology. These classes aren’t so much conceptual as they are knowing the individual drugs or specimens. One month left to enjoy my brain freedom!