Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's not my fault

It's the professors fault.

At some point in my studies I thought that Thebesian Veins were called Thesbian Veins. When I started looking over my notes recently, I discovered that the veins in question were called Thebesian Veins and not Thesbian Veins. That explains why I could never find a mention of Thesbian Veins in the indices of my A&P textbooks!

Today I figured out where my misunderstanding came from. It's what I was taught in one of my lectures and I have a print out of the PowerPoint slide to prove it! It's funny how my brain absorbed that little typo and was unable to correct it.

It's not my fault. It's the professors fault because she taught me something that was wrong. It's also not fair. Glad I cleared that up :-)

Every once in a while I find fairly serious error error in a textbook and wonder why no one else seems to notice. I recently found a horribly mislabeled diagram in my favourite A&P textbook and actually started laughing because it was so bad. What really bothers me about textbook errors is the fact that the publishers don't make Errata available that list the errors. WTF?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

You know you're a science geek when

you start reading this for fun.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

When smart people do stupid things

They're not as smart as they think they are.

Miracle drug

Finally something can be done about the problem.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The mean things that I can say

The meanest thing I said last semester: "It's not you're fault you're stupid. You were probably born that way".

That was funny. Fortunately, I was talking to a smart girl who has a good sense of humour. She's also the one who told me, that I'm a nice person who says mean things...

I'm now a second year!

I just paid my part of the fees for the next school year so, in my mind, I'm officially a second year Student Respiratory Therapist.

Total fees for next year are $4,672.31. My part of the fees is$3,672.31. The college will take care of the difference, by giving me a $1,000 bursary, as per our agreement.

Studying at my leisure

I'm actually spending some time studying these days. It's kind of nice. No deadlines. No tests. No exams. Just spending time reviewing and learning things better.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A good RT book

I've recently been reading a good RT book. I actually got a good mark (82%) in my Pathophysiology course last semester. Unfortunately, even with the good mark, I still felt that I didn't really know much about pathophysiology. A friend at school recommended a book by Terry DesJardins, called Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease. As I read throught that book, I'm finding that the pathophysiology, that I should know, is starting to be known.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Not hokey anymore

I just stumbled across the AARCs newer "Life and Breath" video. It's actually pretty good. It's definitely not hokey like the old one. I can actually show it to people, without feeling embarrassed.

This is the newer one, that isn't hokey.

This is the older one that's pretty hokey.

Where are the jobs?

Dr. Scott McLeod over at Dangerously Irrelevant has an interesting post about the relative changes in employment, by sector, over time. Check out his Manufacturing jobs just ain't what they used to be post. His analysis sure makes "Education and Health Services" look like good sectors for employment. The charts below are from his post.