Why did you choose this course?
I chose to study Chiropractic because I have always been interested in how the human body works on a scientific level. Having not known the existence of this field of health care, I was absolutely intrigued by its concepts and philosophy as well as its particular focus on the neuromusculoskeletal system after being introduced to it by a dear friend. As it is not a common profession back in my home country, I am determined to further introduce this field of complementary and alternative medicine and promote the wonders and importance of chiropractic care to those who are shadowed from it.
Why the University of South Wales?
The University of South Wales is the only university in the UK that offers a fully integrated undergraduate chiropractic degree program accredited by the GCC and the ECCE. It is also an integrated masters degree program that spans over only 4 years. Besides that, the university offers students a chance to work as a student clinician in the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic outpatient clinic during the final year of the program enabling them to build experience and enhance clinical skills by giving treatments to patients.
What’s been the most exciting part of the course so far?
Personally, the most exciting part of the course so far is the chance for us to visit the cadaver lab as part of our Clinical Anatomy module. I found it to be a very cool and educational experience, as we are given the rare opportunity to see, feel and learn about the organs and bones of actual cadavers.
During my spare time, I enjoy playing a few games of squash in the Sports Centre, having a run around and up the hills in Treforest, or travel to Cardiff with friends to relax.
Tell us about the lecturers
All of the lecturers are very wise, knowledgeable and insightful. They are also very friendly and approachable, making it easy for students to ask questions during lectures and tutorials. Most of them even have a great sense of humour, which relieves the dullness of the lectures. Dr. Heusch is a very interesting person.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?
I hope to become a registered chiropractor and to be able to get job experience for some time before heading back home to practice with other chiropractors or even open my own clinic in the future.
ny advice to those thinking about studying this course at the University of South Wales?
Go for it! Be prepared for an intense program with lots of challenging modules and heavy memory work. Learn how to manage your time well and to constantly study hard and smart throughout the year in order to survive the course.