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    Group presentation in a few days and a pathophysiology coursework due in next wednesday which i havnt yet started :pierre:
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    Hello

    My girlfriend will be starting a Biomedical Science degree next year so I thought it would be a good idea to get her a book (or two) for Christmas that will help her with the course...

    I've read through the thread and have picked out the following books:

    • Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences - Reed, Holmes, Weyers & Jones
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology - Marieb, Hoehn
    • Biochemistry - Berg, Tymoczko & Stryer
    • Chemistry for the Biosciences - Crowe, Bradshaw & Monk
    • Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry


    I've read mixed reviews of the first in the list, but it looks like a sound choice.

    What would you recommend?

    Thanks for any help
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    (Original post by The Real Quaid)
    Hello

    My girlfriend will be starting a Biomedical Science degree at Leeds Metropolitan in 2012 so I thought it would be a good idea to get her a book (or two) for Christmas that will help her with the course...

    I've read through the thread and have picked out the following books:

    • Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences - Reed, Holmes, Weyers & Jones
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology - Marieb, Hoehn
    • Biochemistry - Berg, Tymoczko & Stryer
    • Chemistry for the Biosciences - Crowe, Bradshaw & Monk
    • Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry


    I've read mixed reviews of the first in the list, but it looks like a sound choice.

    What would you recommend?

    Thanks for any help
    Practical skills in biomolecular sciences - brilliant book, my girlfriend lent me it and shes never had it back its that good!! It'll really help your girlfriend when shes writing up her lab work, the book even has chapters on how to revise science, and how to write lab reports.
    Any well-rated anatomy and physiology book will do, they are all the same more or less! (Tortora was my favourate one though, Stanfields book is quite good)
    Youve listed 3 biochemistry books there - just get Stryer Biochemisty 6th edition - that along with practical skills (holmes weyers jones) will give her all the biochem she needs for the course.

    And to put the iceing on the christmas cake - pick up a couple of "giant microbes" plush toys for her off amazon - they always go down well with a sciency girlfriend
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    The PSBM book is quite good.
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    (Original post by Jack7Richards)

    And to put the iceing on the christmas cake - pick up a couple of "giant microbes" plush toys for her off amazon - they always go down well with a sciency girlfriend
    These are great! My boyfriend is getting me E. coli and Penicillin for Christmas
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    Question for seasoned Biomed peepz: does the amount of practical work that you do differ from different universities? Does IBMS accred. also play a factor?
    Many thanks
    Applied for:
    Kings, Queen Mary and Royal Holloway!
    Biomed ftw~
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    (Original post by killerwhale)
    Question for seasoned Biomed peepz: does the amount of practical work that you do differ from different universities? Does IBMS accred. also play a factor?
    Many thanks
    Applied for:
    Kings, Queen Mary and Royal Holloway!
    Biomed ftw~
    With practical work, some unis have a more theory-based approach to learning, while other focus and give more emphasis on lab work. Most though ought to give a balance between what you learn in lectures and how to carry out experiments in a lab setting. Check the prospectus for different unis to see how each one treats theory and practical study.

    If a course is IBMS accredited, it just means it's easier to find a job in the NHS, I believe. It's not the be-all and end-all if your course isn't accredited, it just means you'll have to complete some sort of portfolio to qualify for a path lab job. At least, that is my understanding anyway.
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    (Original post by Foxydelic54)
    These are great! My boyfriend is getting me E. coli and Penicillin for Christmas
    Arent they! My girlfriend gave me gonorroheae for my birthday!
    Wait....what?
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    (Original post by Jack7Richards)
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    Thanks very much

    I've ordered the Practical Skills one...though I think the microbes might be a little too geeky :laugh:

    I'll cook her something and get my E. coli in that way
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    (Original post by Jack7Richards)
    Arent they! My girlfriend gave me gonorroheae for my birthday!
    Wait....what?
    She sounds lovely
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    Got a e-mail from UCL and they asked me to finish a questionnaire before next tue omg.
    Can anyone help me :s
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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    Biomedical Science is not a medicine degree, it is a biomedical science degree, I am interested in Biomedical Science because of the fantastic topics I get to study, and I can then move on to specialise in a field I find most interesting. And you want to study it why? To do medicine? Why can't you just go and study medicine now? I get fed up with people wanting to do medicine doing Biomedical Science, not because they are interested in it, but because they can't do medicine.

    I'm trying my best not to rant, but your reasons you provided me with why you want to study it is not acceptable in my opinion, and with that attitude QMUL will not give you an offer. Go study a medicine degree, and don't go to university to do a degree you don't want to do, just so you can stay with your friends. People make friends everywhere they go.
    This is what irritates me the most. I understand that potential medics can't use all five choices for medicine but it still grates on me that I might not get an offer from a course I love and seriously want to get a job in, to a person who doesn't have much interest in it. If they do get medicine and I don't even get an offer it just seems unfair.
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    *subscribes* 2nd year biomed student at QMUL who doesn't want to study medicine and is clueless as to what to do next
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    Has anyone considered working for water-boards after they finish? Seems like there could be micro-stuff in that.

    I wish I knew more about that clinical scientist programme but it seems to be shrouded in secrecy here.
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    (Original post by Jack7Richards)
    Anyone on placement at the moment?
    I just started my final rotation, in microbiology. (Spent 2 weeks in each discipline, Haem, Biochem, Histo, Cyto, Micro)
    At the end of these 2 weeks I have to chose which department in which I want to spend the next 10 months completing my registration portfolio, and I don't have the slightest clue which to choose haha!!!
    Out of interest, what is the placement actually like? Do they show you how to process samples and stuff? I can see myself going in and being a total clutz.
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    (Original post by The Illuminati)
    This is what irritates me the most. I understand that potential medics can't use all five choices for medicine but it still grates on me that I might not get an offer from a course I love and seriously want to get a job in, to a person who doesn't have much interest in it. If they do get medicine and I don't even get an offer it just seems unfair.
    Agreed, I get asked all the time if I'm applying for graduate-entry medicine. Universities will prefer personal statements which show that they're interested in Biomedical Science, as opposed to people applying for Biomedical Science with medicine PS's

    I haven't had a chance to re-read your PS, I've come back home from university and I've been trying to write up my lab report every time I'm on my laptop. I'll take a look at it for you tomorrow, unless you've sent it off already.
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    (Original post by badumdumtscht)
    Out of interest, what is the placement actually like? Do they show you how to process samples and stuff? I can see myself going in and being a total clutz.
    They are training me to be a biomedical scientist. It's quiet at the moment as I do section 1 of the portfolio, which is mainly paperwork, learning legislation, torturing myself by reading SOP (standard operating procedure) after SOP!

    But yeah, they are training me to process patient samples, and quality control (****ing quality control!!!! Aaaarrrggghhhhhh!!!!)

    Really enjoying it though, section 2 soon, which is all about competence, so I'll be getting evidence that I can carry out all the different tests in haematology and biochemistry!

    Doing the placement has been a massive help in my career path (not only being paid as a band 5 for a year) but actually working in the role, gaining the experience and contacts required to actually get a job in the NHS these days. It's a stressful job, standing around swearing at machines all day then going home and slowly developing alcohol dependency
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    (Original post by badumdumtscht)
    Has anyone considered working for water-boards after they finish? Seems like there could be micro-stuff in that.

    I wish I knew more about that clinical scientist programme but it seems to be shrouded in secrecy here.
    My girlfriend is doing the Stream EngD at Cranfield university, she did her undergrad in biomedical science. Her interests were microbiology based, this doctorate is all about water and water quality and sustainability.

    You should check out the course prospectus if you are interested in water research!

    Clinical science - there's a 2nd year trainee clinical scientist at my placement hospital, I heared her saying, it's a case of applying for trainee posts when they come around in August/September (via NHS job site), if you are selected you go to a selection/interview day in Birmingham (kinda like some unis i guess) and are interviewed and list your hospitals in order of preference, if you ar successful you are given your hospital placement in order of popularity between candidates and your ranking at interview.

    She said if you get a hospital you dont want to go to its tough luck, and it is a case then of "take it or leave it"

    She also laid to rest the myth of needing a phd to do it, the majority did have PhDs but a lot of the successful candidates were straight out of undergrad.
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    Hello there everyone,

    I have a friend in ireland, yes YOU Katie, too lazy to make an account!!! and she doesn't quite understand how the UCAS system works- website included. She is going to do a Biomedical Science course but she does not know which unis are the best for this subject, I have no idea as I am going into event management, so help would be greatly appreciated


    She would also appreciate it if any advice could be given on courses with genetics.

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    Agreed, I get asked all the time if I'm applying for graduate-entry medicine. Universities will prefer personal statements which show that they're interested in Biomedical Science, as opposed to people applying for Biomedical Science with medicine PS's

    I haven't had a chance to re-read your PS, I've come back home from university and I've been trying to write up my lab report every time I'm on my laptop. I'll take a look at it for you tomorrow, unless you've sent it off already.
    Yeah I already sent it off it was pretty much the same as the one I sent but with some extra commas, a semicolon, a few changes to the conclusion. I doubt my school has processed it though coz they're pretty slow and lazy
    Fingers crossed I get at least one offer though
 
 
 
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