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Karen Thompson

Career Path: Physiotherapist at Newcastle upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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What appealed to you about Northumbria University / studying in Newcastle?

The course at Northumbria appealed to me as the university is close to home and the netball team had a good reputation.

What did you like most about your course?

I really enjoyed the practical elements in my course.

What did you do after you graduated?

After graduation I studied for a Physiotherapy degree at Northumbria, then went on to secure a job as a physiotherapist at the RVI. 

What does your role at work involve?

My role involves rotating within various areas including outpatients, burns and plastics, paediatrics and critical care. I also have to be part of the on call emergency respiratory care rota.

Briefly tell us about your typical working day.

My typical day involves treating patients with a variety of conditions from serious multi-traumas and head injuries to elderly patients following a fall. Not one day is the same.

How did your degree at Northumbria benefit your career?

My course benefited me as it allowed me to access my physiotherapy degree at Northumbria, as my A- levels would not have been enough.

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