Wednesday, 30 April 2008

The dreaded time has come....

The time of our lives has come again... exams.. We can never run away from them. They will haunt us forever and ever!!! LOL.. ok... they won't.. but it sure feels like it..

Anyway.. this time I have to tackle: Disease and the Goals of Treatment (DGT), Toxicology, Law relating to Pharmacy, Quality in Medicines Design and Usage... not forgetting Dispensing exams which I have my last session on Friday.

DGT is fine (to me anyway, others may disagree and we shall agree to disagree).. Most of the answers can be found in the BNF anyway and it's an interesting module where we learn how to apply our knowledge in a clinical setting. We get case studies and we get to solve them like puzzles.

Next there's tox.. can too much revision on toxicology be toxic to my brain? It's an ok subject, not as fun as DGT but still applicable in pharmacy like how to treat an overdose. But there is a lot of information to remember/memorize and I hate memorizing. I need a way to understand all of this.

Law is just annoying. It's an open book test, thankfully. But since there are no past papers on this, we have no idea how the questions are going to be given. why do we need to study law???? I'll just employ a lawyer...

Quality in Medicines Design and Usage is one of those modules that are not very useful unless you plan to go into the pharmaceutical industry. Teaches you all about the process of how a drug is formulated and brought into the market. And get this.... It's a one hour paper... and you need to choose one question out of three and that will give you the total of 100%!!! How and what are we supposed to write for that????? I don't see a good outcome for this for me as this is memory work. And I do not have the best memory!

Anyway.. timetable for exams:

12 May: Law relating to Pharmacy

14 May: DGT

16 May: Quality in Medicines Design and Usage

19 May: Toxicology

30 May: Home

Good luck to me! and ok ok, to all you others as well (but don't take all my luck, k? hehe... jk..)..

8 comments:

Cassie said...

29 more days to home! happy? study hard.

~em~ said...

hehe... yea... thx!

mrbherng said...

Why do your module seemed so much lighter than the stuff that we are doing here??? gosh...

~em~ said...

what modules do u have mrb?

mrbherng said...

For sure, there's no open book tests.

anyway, let me see what I have...

- optimisation of drug design
- neuropharmacology
- autocoid, endocrine and immunopharmacology
- formulation science
- optimisation of pharmaceutical care (this is basically everything under the sun that don't fit anywhere else)

~em~ said...

i think we did optimisation of drug design.. in advanced drug delivery... did neuropharmacology (i think), did endocrine and immuno in 2nd year... formulation science in either pharmaceutics or advanced drug delivery... and pharmaceutical care ar.... er.. dono.. hahahha..

mrbherng said...

We had it rather heavy last year too... but one certainty was that we always have one Tong Sampah module where everything that don't fit anywhere else will be chuck into it...

~em~ said...

hehe... maybe they just want to fill in the credits?