Ben Fevre, BSc Cardiac Physiology
What did you enjoy the most about the course and studying at Swansea University?
I enjoyed the fact that the course was 50% practical and 50% theory. This helped me to learn and apply information. The standard of teaching I received was second to none and the support was phenomenal from all staff. Most of the lectures knew us by name and everyone was very approachable.
What skills did you learn from completing the course and how did they help you get a job?
I learnt practical skills such as ECG interpretation, performing exercise tolerance tests, ambulatory monitoring and analysis, various catherization lab procedures, cardiac device follow up, and the basics of transthoracic echocardiography. Swansea University also instilled in me an ethos of professionalism and best practice care.
What have you gone on to do since graduating?
Before leaving university I was offered several jobs in a variety of hospitals and chose to work as a Cardiac Physiologist in the Bristol Heart Institute. Through my superb undergraduate degree I have also been accepted onto a Masters degree studying MSc Translational Cardiovascular Medicine at Bristol University.
Where are you currently working? What are you enjoying about it?
I currently work full-time as a Cardiac Physiologist in the Bristol Heart Institute. I am also studying part time for a MSc in Translational Cardiovascular Medicine. I enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team in a busy an innovative hospital. In our line of work there is always something to learn and some new skill to develop.
Is your current job related to the degree? If yes, how?
What would your advice be to new students entering the college?
My advice would be to work hard, read lots, and to make the most of living in such a beautiful area! There are endless sites to see and things to do in and around that part of Wales.