# So You Want to be a Doctor

Want to be
a
Doctor?
Are you SURE ???
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IF YOU ARE SURE
THEN …
OK
No Problem…
No Worries
IF
you ACCEPT and UNDERSTAND
the CHALLENGES, SACRIFICES
and EXPENSES.
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For example:If you have interrupted schooling are you
happy to study for up to 25 years to become
a doctor?
HELP!!!
The Tertiary Entrance
Score for University to
be a DOCTOR is 98 or
99%. This is VERY
difficult. AND 25 years
is TOO long to try for
it!!!!!
And it costs thousands and
thousands of dollars too!!!
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I need a
DOCTOR!!
If you are new to the country and
your English is not good can you
understand and learn all the
language you need to become a
For Example
doctor??
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acid: This is anything that gives off H+ ions in water. Acids have a pH less
than 7 and are good at dissolving metals. They turn litmus paper red and
phenolphthalein colorless.
acid anhydride: This is an oxide that forms an acid when you stick it in
water. An example is SO3 - when you add water it turns into sulfuric acid,
H2SO4.
acid dissociation constant (Ka): This is equal to the ratio of the
concentrations of an acid's conjugate base and the acid present when a weak
acid dissociates in water. That is, if you have a solution of Acid X where the
concentration of the conjugate base is 0.5 M and the concentration of the acid
is 10 M, the acid dissociation constant is 0.5/10 = 0.05.
activated complex: In a chemical reaction, the reagents have to join together
into a great big blob before they can fall back apart into the products. This
great big blob is called the activated complex (a.k.a. transition state)
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activation energy: The minimum amount of energy needed for a chemical reaction to take place. For some
reactions this is very small (it only takes a spark to make gasoline burn). For others, it's very high (when you burn
magnesium, you need to hold it over a Bunsen burner for a minute or so).
activity series: This is when you arrange elements in the order of how much they tend to react with water and
acids.
actual yield: When you do a chemical reaction, this is the amount of chemical that you actually make (i.e. The
amount of stuff you can weigh).
addition reaction: A reaction where atoms add to a carbon-carbon multiple bond.
adsorption: When one substance collects of the surface of another one.
alcohol: An organic molecule containing an -OH group
aldehyde: An organic molecule containing a -COH group
alkali metals: Group I in the periodic table.
alkaline earth metals: Group II in the periodic table.
alkane: An organic molecule which contains only single carbon-carbon bonds.
alkene: An organic molecule containing at least one C=C bond
alkyne: An organic molecule containing at least one C-C triple bond.
allotropes: When you have different forms of an element in the same state. The relationship that white
phosphorus and red phosphorus have to each other is that they're allotropes.
alloy: A mixture of two metals. Usually, you add very small amounts of a different element to make the metal
stronger and harder.
alpha particle: A radioactive particle equivalent to a helium nucleus (2 protons, 2 neutrons)
amine: An organic molecule which consists of an ammonia molecule where one or more of the hydrogen atoms
has been replaced by organic groups.
amino acid: The basic building blocks of proteins. They're called "amino acids" because they're both amines
(they contain nitrogen) and acids (carboxylic acids, to be precise)
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alpha particle: A radioactive particle equivalent to a helium nucleus (2 protons, 2 neutrons)
molecule has some charge separation (usually because the molecule is polar), it's said to have a dipole moment.
dipole-dipole force: When the positive end of a polar molecule becomes attracted to the negative end of another
polar molecule.
dissociation: When water dissolves a compound.
distillation: This is when you separate a mixture of liquids by heating it up. The one with the lowest boiling point
evaporates first, followed by the one with the next lowest boiling point, etc.
double-displacement reaction (a.k.a. double replacement reaction): When the cations of two ionic compounds
switch places.
effusion: When a gas moves through an opening into a chamber that contains no pressure. Effusion is much faster
than diffusion because there are no other gas molecules to get in the way.
electrolysis: When electricity is used to break apart a chemical compound.
electrolyte: An ionic compound that dissolves in water to conduct electricity. Strong electrolytes break apart
completely in water; weak electrolytes only fall apart a little bit.
(Actually, this isn't entirely true, as Raji Heyovska informs me. Apparently strong electrolytes also dissociate partially
in water, though much more so than weak ones. For more info, check out his paper at http://www.jhinst.cas.cz/~rheyrovs. However, it is also true that the usual definition of a strong electrolyte is one that dissociates
completely in water, which is why I include that definition above.)
electron affinity: The energy change that accompanies the addition of an electron to an atom in the gas phase.
electronegativity: A measurement of how much an atom tends to steal electrons from atoms that it's bonded
to. Elements at the top right of the periodic table (excluding the noble gases) are very electronegative while atoms in
the bottom left are not very electronegative (a.k.a. "electropositive")
electropositive: When something is not at all electronegative. In fact, it tends to lose electrons rather than to gain
them. Elements that are electropositive are generally to the left and bottom of the periodic table.
empirical formula: A reduced molecular formula. If you have a molecular formula and you can reduce all of the
subscripts by some constant number, the result is the empirical formula.
emulsion: When very small drops of a liquid are suspended in another. An example of an emulsion is salad
dressing after you've shaken it up.
enantiomers: molecules that are nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other.
endothermic: When a process absorbs energy (gets cold).
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• Most students who have grown up in
Australia CANNOT be doctors.
Forget
it!!!
BUT
And thousands
and thousands
of dollars
!!!\$\$\$\$\$\$!!!
T.E.R of
98 or
99%??
NO
WAY!!
• There are MANY other GOOD JOBS
in the MEDICAL and HEALTH
area that you CAN study for.
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What
OTHER
things
can I
study?
Before we look at other jobs, think
Why do people want to be doctors?
Usually, because they
want to
HELP people.
But MANY other jobs in the
HEALTH area HELP people too!
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Let’s Look at
Some of
These
Other
Jobs
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Ambulance Driver
Preparing meals in a
hospital
Aged Care Worker
Hospital Receptionist
Hospital
Orderly
Nurse
Childcare worker
Massage
Therapist
Laboratory
Assistant
Social Worker
Helping with sport
Hospital Security
Pharmacy Assistant
injuries
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Making Hospital
Equipment
Volunteer Worker
And these are only
SOME
of the jobs you can think about.
There are
MANY, MANY
more good jobs
you can study for
in the area of
HEALTH
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If a job in HEALTH
is what you want,
there ARE ways to
get it.
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For example
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Ambulance Driver
Ambulance Crew Member
Certificate 4 in Basic Emergency Care
Certificate 3 in Non-Emergency Patient Transport
and 12 months full time work experience;
Complete Certificate 4 in English (or equivalent/similar) at TAFE
Study English Language at Language School, Secondary School, AMES or TAFE
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Preparing meals in a hospital
Qualified Kitchenhand
Certificate 2 in Health Support Services - Food Support Services at TAFE
Complete Certificate 4 (or equivalent / similar) in English
Study English Language at Language School, Secondary School, AMES or TAFE
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OR
Working with food in a hospital
Dietary Aide / Nutritionist
Certificate 3 in Health Service Assistance - Nutrition and Dietetic Support
at TAFE
Complete Certificate 4 (or equivalent / similar) in English
Study English Language at Language School, Secondary School, AMES or TAFE
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Social / Welfare Worker
Certificate 4 in Community Services Work
Certificate 4 or equivalent / similar in English
Study English Language at Language School, Secondary School, AMES
or TAFE
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Working with
sporting injuries
Sport Coach
Certificate 3 in Sport - Athlete Support Services at TAFE
Complete Certificate 4 (or equivalent / similar) in English
Study English Language at Language School, Secondary School, AMES or TAFE
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Hospital Receptionist
Certificate 2 in Business - Medical Office
Certificate 4 or similar / equivalent in English
Study English Language at Language School, Secondary School,
AMES or TAFE
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Hospital Security
Certificate 3 in Security Operations at TAFE
Certificate 2 in Security Operations at TAFE
Certificate 4 in English or equivalent / similar
Study English Language at Language School, Secondary School,
AMES or TAFE
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Aged Care Worker
Certificate 4 in Aged Care
Certificate 3 in Aged Care
Certificate 4 in English at TAFE
Study English Language at Language School, Secondary School,
AMES or TAFE
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Volunteer Worker
Certificate 2 in Active Volunteering
Certificate I in Active Volunteering
Certificate 4 in English at TAFE
Study English Language at Language School,Secondary School
AMES or TAFE
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These are just
SOME
Now you need to think about
finding the
RIGHT COURSES
to study for the job you want.
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And the way to study for them
(the pathway)
is similar to the pathways you
have just seen for some of the
jobs in Health and Medicine.
HOWEVER
ALL courses need you to be able
to do 2 very important things.
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1. Be able to express
yourself fluently both in
SPEAKING and in
WRITING in English.
2. Be able to READ and
UNDERSTAND all the
work you are required to
do in the course.
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SO,
you must remember this when you
BE REALISTIC
AND SENSIBLE
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FIRSTLY,
YOU ARE
18. THERE
MANY HIGH
YOU SHOULD
GONEARLY
TO TAFE.
ARE
SCHOOLS
N0 TO
STUDENTS
SO MANY SAY
GOOD
THINGS
YOU WHO
CAN ARE
18.
STUDY THERE.
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE YOUR
SECONDLY YOU HAVE MISSED A LOT OF
ENGLISH STUDY AND THEN GET HELP
SCHOOL. HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE TOO
TO
FIND THE
DIFFICULT
FORBEST
YOU. COURSE FOR YOU.
YOU CAN SUCCEED IF YOU GO TO TAFE.
THIRDLY, YOUR ENGLISH IS NOT YET GOOD
ENOUGH TO DO YEARS 11 AND 12.
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WHY
WHAT
SHOULDN’T
CAN I DO
I GO
IF I TO
DON’T
HIGH SCHOOL???
GO TO HIGH
SCHOOL.
How can I find out about
courses at TAFE?
One way is to look in the
TAFE Courses Directory
on the Internet
Here is how you do it:
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Go to:
www.education.vic.gov.au/tafecourses/
or
TAFE Courses Directory
Double Click on TAFE Courses Directory.
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
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On the left hand side you will see
something that looks like this:
Tafe Courses Directory
Course Search
Search
TAFE Courses Directory
Find a Course
Match Your Career to a Course
Finding a Training Provider
Study Areas at TAFE
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Now you will see:
TAFE Courses Directory
Course Search
Search
TAFE Courses Directory
Find a Course
Match Your Career to a Course
Browse Listings
Search Listings
Finding a Training Provider
Study Areas at TAFE
Then you will see:
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Way to go TAFE
Job outcomes
Search for a job outcome
Search Job Outcomes
Type in the name of the job you want to know about here.
For example:
Food
Search Job Outcomes
Now you will see:
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Way to go TAFE
Job outcomes
Food
Search Job Outcome
Search Results
1. Food Technologist
2. Food Processing Technician
3. Food Process Worker
on the job you
like
OR
4. Seafood Processor
Look at them all
one by one
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Now you will see:
Way to go TAFE
Job Outcomes
Food Processing Technician
Double click on any of
these Certificate Courses
Courses Related to the Job Outcome
Certificate IV in Food Processing
Certificate IV in Meat Processing - Leadership
Implement the Food Safety Program and Procedures (FDF Unit)
Information about the courses will then come on the screen.
For example: WHERE the course is: HOW LONG the course
is: HOW MUCH the course is: and WHAT JOB you can do at
the end.
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Does all this seem very difficult??!!
If so
Directory.
here there are libraries in St Albans, Watergardens (Sydenham),
Sunshine, Deer Park, Melton, Footscray, Williamstown, Altona, Laverton,
Hoppers Crossing and Werribee. The people working at the Library will
give you a lot of help.
•Visit or call The Centre for Commencing Studies at Victoria University:
Telephone Number: 9919 4110
OR Look at their website on the
INTERNET on www.vu.edu.au
•And don’t forget family and friends. They can be very helpful too.
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Give it a go!
• It’s not as difficult as you think.
•You’ll probably enjoy it.
•And you could find a good job.
GOOD LUCK!!!!
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