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    I've completed my Bsc Biomedical Science Degree and would advise anyone who wants to work in a lab to go for a Uni that has an acccredited Biomedical Science degree program as you will need this to be able to do your registration portfolio.
    Im lucky i've worked in a lab for many years, now just finished my portfolio and trying to work out the indexing needed which if im honest is really hard work so try and do it as you go.
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    (Original post by joolsb)
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    I've completed my Bsc Biomedical Science Degree and would advise anyone who wants to work in a lab to go for a Uni that has an acccredited Biomedical Science degree program as you will need this to be able to do your registration portfolio.
    Im lucky i've worked in a lab for many years, now just finished my portfolio and trying to work out the indexing needed which if im honest is really hard work so try and do it as you go.
    I feel your pain! I'm cross referencing my evidence as I go along. Getting so confused with it that I was going to leave it until I finished section 3, but I'll take your advice!

    Any tips you can give me for section 2 of the portfolio?
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    Hi, can I join? I'm doing my degree part-time while working as a trainee BMS in a hospital histopathology lab. I attend university one day a week and the course will take me four years to complete (I am doing my portfolio as I go along). I also have previous experience of microbiology and have a total of ten years' experience working in NHS hospital labs.

    I started studying in the autumn and am taking my first lot of exams over the next two weeks. I am a lot older than the average student and have a job, home and family to deal with along with all the academic stuff which can be daunting at times!

    If anyone wants to ask about the job then I'll be happy answer any questions I can.
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    hi, i have now decide on doing access course to later do a degree in biomedical science, my que is, is it easy to get a job after the first degree?
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    (Original post by Jack7Richards)
    I feel your pain! I'm cross referencing my evidence as I go along. Getting so confused with it that I was going to leave it until I finished section 3, but I'll take your advice!

    Any tips you can give me for section 2 of the portfolio?
    Hi, its good to do indexing as you go along as you finish each section, its the cross referencing that is the difficult one as you can't do that until you finish everything, i would suggest keeping everything in order. I am now numbering each page in pencil, as i finished each part writing anything that think can be cross-referenced on a post it note at the front of the section (hope that makes sense).

    What kind of things do you need to know for section 2?
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    (Original post by ratbag66)
    Hi, can I join? I'm doing my degree part-time while working as a trainee BMS in a hospital histopathology lab. I attend university one day a week and the course will take me four years to complete (I am doing my portfolio as I go along). I also have previous experience of microbiology and have a total of ten years' experience working in NHS hospital labs.

    I started studying in the autumn and am taking my first lot of exams over the next two weeks. I am a lot older than the average student and have a job, home and family to deal with along with all the academic stuff which can be daunting at times!

    If anyone wants to ask about the job then I'll be happy answer any questions I can.
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    I know exactly where you are coming from here. I have done it the hard way too!! I started many years ago but i was only a MLA so no training, I had 3 young children, worked full time and coped with a marriage breakdown and travelled to london one day a week for Uni! I am able to carry out things practically but as you say the academic side of things was very daunting. Like you im a 'mature' student, but believe me you will be absolutely fine. If i can be of any help just ask, although i work in haematology and blood transfusion.
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    (Original post by dop8887)
    hi, i have now decide on doing access course to later do a degree in biomedical science, my que is, is it easy to get a job after the first degree?
    Hi
    You would be better to get a job as a trainee within a hospital as they will support you and you will be learning on the job. Its not always easy to get a trainee post, but i wish you well
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    Man, Human Physiology exam is gonna rape my *********.

    Trying to get my head round (memorise) Receptors and Signal Transduction Mechanisms for homoeostasis module.
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    (Original post by Yawn11)
    Man, Human Physiology exam is gonna rape my *********.

    Trying to get my head round (memorise) Receptors and Signal Transduction Mechanisms for homoeostasis module.
    Physiology just sucks overall.
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    (Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
    Physiology just sucks overall.
    It really does. I thought Cells and Tissues would be my biggest challenge, but I was wrong, I was so so wrong.

    Haven't even touched chemistry yet.
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    Quiet in here.

    How's everyone getting on with their studies?

    Placement is going really well for me, ploughing through the portfolio, still loads left to do though

    Looking forward to having fridays off when I go back for my final year in september :P
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    January Exams went quite well, averaging 65% on everything atm. Still waiting on results for Human Physiology though.

    The new modules look well hard though! Human Physiology II and Maths look bearable.

    But Structure and Function of Biological Molecules (which is basically Biochemistry) and Genetics, god help me.
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    (Original post by Yawn11)
    January Exams went quite well, averaging 65% on everything atm. Still waiting on results for Human Physiology though.

    The new modules look well hard though! Human Physiology II and Maths look bearable.

    But Structure and Function of Biological Molecules (which is basically Biochemistry) and Genetics, god help me.
    Maths? :zomg:

    Biological Molecules is also a lot about regulatory proteins and that sort of thing. It's not too bad.

    But nothing beats microbiology. Microbiology is smexy. :smug:
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    (Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
    Maths? :zomg:

    Biological Molecules is also a lot about regulatory proteins and that sort of thing. It's not too bad.

    But nothing beats microbiology. Microbiology is smexy. :smug:
    Yeah Basics Maths and IT Module. Not really sure why we've gotta learn it, but I guess it could be useful.

    I had to do some Microbiology in Essential Labs and Cells and Tissues modules, found it as boring as it was back in A-levels. Aseptic techniques and all that jazz, meh. But it's absolutely essential. I hear some Biomed students that specialise in it can end up working for private companies, like beer fermenters and stuff, get paid a bundle.
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    Haven't had any January exams, just the odd multiple choice tests here and there. I have the easiest 2 weeks coming up but after that the labs become a nightmare, and the work will start flooding in

    Got a test on Friday on glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation, I should start revising soon :K:
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    (Original post by Yawn11)
    Yeah Basics Maths and IT Module. Not really sure why we've gotta learn it, but I guess it could be useful.

    I had to do some Microbiology in Essential Labs and Cells and Tissues modules, found it as boring as it was back in A-levels. Aseptic techniques and all that jazz, meh. But it's absolutely essential. I hear some Biomed students that specialise in it can end up working for private companies, like beer fermenters and stuff, get paid a bundle.
    Sounds like you are about to be introduced to the horrors of MiniTab.
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    Hi i'm sorry if this is random, but all of you seem like the right people to give advice (: i have offers for biomedical science, and i really want to go to KCL, but their course is not accredited.. :/ i'm hoping to do a Bsc then an Msc in Biomedical science and then do a phD, does it really matter if it is not accredited?
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    I think an accredited degree is good if you want to work in a NHS laboratory, but not as important if you want to work elsewhere. Look on the institute of biomedical science website as there may be more information there.
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    aaaahhh thankyou
    I like the idea of working for pharmaceutical companies privately, rather than for the NHS..
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    Hey guys, sorry to come out of the blue but I have a choice that is seriously bugging me and that seasoned biomedics such as you could help with.
    So I have 4 university choices for BIOMED:
    KCL, Warwick, Queen Mary and Royal Holloway.
    Any kind of list showing pros and cons would be helpful and if you have attended the unis yourselves, awesome.
    Many thanks in advance.
 
 
 
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