8:00 am – Woke up, got ready, had breakfast and then set out for my first 9 am start of this year.
9:00 am – The first time I’ve had 2 communication sessions in 1 week. Today’s session was focussed on cranial nerve examination so each of the 12 cranial nerves were demonstrated in a group session with a simulated patient in a step-by-step manner.
11:00 – Communication finshes and I head back to my flat.
12:00 – I get myself something to eat, tidy up and gather all my things to go head on hom again todya.
2:00 pm – Lecture 1 today was on imaging of the nervous system.
3:00 pm – The second lecture was on the Basal Ganglia which is quite central to the case as it is their function that is impaired in Parkinson’s.
4:00 pm – Final lecture of the day was on Parkinson’s and gave a nice overview of the case.
5:00 pm – And I’m on the bus home…
7:00 pm – By the time I arrive home it’s very dark outside and I just end up catching up on TV programmes and have a relaxing evening, pretty much like every Friday night.