PREPARE AND ASK QUESTIONS
Of course, there are things that you can do to prepare yourself for placement. Attending all your lectures (or catching up on missed lectures) will give you a good foundation. You may have guest lecturers who are working in clinical areas you will see on placement, ask questions, and get involved in discussions! Your lectures will have been designed to ensure that you have a good understanding of the theory behind the common and core conditions that you will see on placement, i.e. allergies, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, nutrition support, weight management and gastrointestinal conditions. Although there will always be more to learn and revisit whilst on placement, knowing you have a solid knowledge base on which to build can help to reassure you.