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    (Original post by Wangers)
    Not mainstream - but CJD, imaging is still pretty vague for that - althought part of it comes down to the few numbers of cases actually available.
    Ah good thinking. Was going to look at Diffusion Tensor Imaging (cool pictures of white matter tracts), and how this could affect clinical practice.
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    craaaazy misfolding proteins
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    SSC library project should definitely start today. Have to decide what to write about "Imaging the Brain". Anyone know any interesting CNS conditions where imaging for diagnosis or understanding could really be improved?
    Lots of interesting stuff going on with fMRI for various psychiatric disorders e.g. schizophrenia.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Lots of interesting stuff going on with fMRI for various psychiatric disorders e.g. schizophrenia.
    I'm INSANELY interested in fMRI haha. Not particularly into neurology generally, but fMRI rocks my world
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    I swear the iBSc PS is harder to write than the initial medicine one :rolleyes: Are you including non-academic stuff like extracurricular activities, or is it purely subject based?? (I'm applying for Biomedical Engineering at Barts).
    I've written like the first line. :/

    I think it's got to be academic. And tbh, my ECs are all pretty irrelevant so I don't think I'll waste space on that. I should probably ask someone who's applied though. I will do tomorrow and get back to you.

    Oh, FFCrusader's applying for Bio Engineering too!


    And OMG, second year neuro - two words: UNNECESSARILY COMPLICATED. I actually wanted to go into neurology before this module. Now it's all gastroenterology baby.
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    I've written like the first line. :/

    I think it's got to be academic. And tbh, my ECs are all pretty irrelevant so I don't think I'll waste space on that. I should probably ask someone who's applied though. I will do tomorrow and get back to you.

    Oh, FFCrusader's applying for Bio Engineering too!
    Ta! That info would be awesome... There are loads of other people in my year applying for external iBSc's, but none for Barts AFAIK! Do many of your yeargroup have like research/audit/presentation stuff to their name?

    (Original post by FFCrusader)
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    Do you know how many people are applying for biomedical engineering and how many places there are? Obv you lot get first shot so if there's tons of you I don't even think my application gets looked at
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Ta! That info would be awesome... There are loads of other people in my year applying for external iBSc's, but none for Barts AFAIK! Do many of your yeargroup have like research/audit/presentation stuff to their name?


    Do you know how many people are applying for biomedical engineering and how many places there are? Obv you lot get first shot so if there's tons of you I don't even think my application gets looked at
    I don't think most people would have done that sorta stuff yet. Maybe the super keen ones, but tbh we've only just started second term of second year - I don't suspect many would have.

    The way it works for internals is that we're ranked based on exam results up to the year before the year you're in (weighted twice as much as the interview score) and then a combined score is generated.
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    I don't think most people would have done that sorta stuff yet. Maybe the super keen ones, but tbh we've only just started second term of second year - I don't suspect many would have.

    The way it works for internals is that we're ranked based on exam results up to the year before the year you're in (weighted twice as much as the interview score) and then a combined score is generated.
    I currently don't know my ranking, cos it's not something we get told til 4th year, so this is gonna be fun...

    What about the third years? I think I saw on the website that 3rd and 4th years can apply to? Or are there significantly less of them?

    I wasn't allowed to apply after second year cos of a ridiculous scottish thing that counts your 4th year as your honours year, so if I'd intercalated before now they would only consider it an unclassified degree regardless of my result!
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    I currently don't know my ranking, cos it's not something we get told til 4th year, so this is gonna be fun...

    What about the third years? I think I saw on the website that 3rd and 4th years can apply to? Or are there significantly less of them?

    I wasn't allowed to apply after second year cos of a ridiculous scottish thing that counts your 4th year as your honours year, so if I'd intercalated before now they would only consider it an unclassified degree regardless of my result!
    We normally shouldn't get our proper ranking as the iBSc ranking usually excludes grads on the 5 year course who can't intercalate. However, they failed this year and included grads by mistake (mainly for second years) which means the ranking we received was a not the official ones they'd use for the iBSc applications. They say they're working on giving us our actual iBSc rankings asap.

    You can intercalate after 2nd, 3rd or 4th year. Usually the majority of places (and applicants) are from 3rd years and 4th years (mainly 3rd years though). There were usually only like 10 or 20 places for 2nd years. However as my year is a bulge year, they've pretty much more than doubled the spaces for 2nd years to 55 in the hope that it would act as an incentive for more second years to apply and thus reduce the number of 3rd years next year on wards which they can't accommodate for. This was at the expense of internal 4th year places which have been more than halved. But this is only for this year just to sort out numbers in my year. It shouldn't really affect external applications I don't think, but I reckon dropping them an email might be worthwhile. Whether or not their plan will work is a different case - they did say that they will give out offers based on how many applications they receive from each year internally so assuming not many second years applied, the slots will go back to the 4th years.

    And screw that Scottish rule! It sounds annoying. :/
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    I'm INSANELY interested in fMRI haha. Not particularly into neurology generally, but fMRI rocks my world
    fMRI is massively overrated. Despite all the pretty pictures you see in journals, all it tells you is that some neuron is releasing neurotransmitters. It doesn't tell you where from or whether the neurotranmission is excitatory or inhibitory. Also, it's incredibly difficult to control for - I don't think any meaningful studies have managed to do it.
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    Started doing some revision for finals today :gah: (If finally sorting out PasTest and OnExamination and doing some practice questions counts :p:)
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    Ohh a thread I've never been in before :p:

    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Do you know how many people are applying for biomedical engineering and how many places there are? Obv you lot get first shot so if there's tons of you I don't even think my application gets looked at
    Don't really know to be honest

    I don't really know what I have to do for the application :bawling: CVs and stuff :lolwut:
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    (Original post by FFCrusader)
    Ohh a thread I've never been in before :p:

    Don't really know to be honest

    I don't really know what I have to do for the application :bawling: CVs and stuff :lolwut:
    Excellent... less competition (I'm kidding, it would be awesome if we both got in, so at least I would vaguely know someone!)
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Excellent... less competition (I'm kidding, it would be awesome if we both got in, so at least I would vaguely know someone!)
    :p:

    To be honest, I wouldn't mind not getting in this year as I have the options of trying again next year and the year after :p:

    It does sound interesting to do and I'm sure you'll do well in it Me on the other hand would probably flop :erm:

    I'm curious for your reasons to choose to come here though :p: (Not that it's a bad place )
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    (Original post by FFCrusader)
    :p:

    To be honest, I wouldn't mind not getting in this year as I have the options of trying again next year and the year after :p:

    It does sound interesting to do and I'm sure you'll do well in it Me on the other hand would probably flop :erm:

    I'm curious for your reasons to choose to come here though :p: (Not that it's a bad place )
    I'd quite like a year in London. It really irritates me when there are talks and conferences I'd really like to go to that are cheap to attend, but when I then have to add on £100 for travel, plus more for overnight accommodation, it's just never feasible.
    As for the actual course, I don't like the non-specificity of the Aberdeen iBSc (sorry, BMedSci :rolleyes:) and I want to spend a year doing something very orthopaedic based. I really like the look of the materials module :yes: I did my SSC on total hip replacement and found the technical implant design aspect of it really interesting.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    I'd quite like a year in London. It really irritates me when there are talks and conferences I'd really like to go to that are cheap to attend, but when I then have to add on £100 for travel, plus more for overnight accommodation, it's just never feasible.
    As for the actual course, I don't like the non-specificity of the Aberdeen iBSc (sorry, BMedSci :rolleyes:) and I want to spend a year doing something very orthopaedic based. I really like the look of the materials module :yes: I did my SSC on total hip replacement and found the technical implant design aspect of it really interesting.
    I just went to our ibsc fair today and some courses are still taking a few externals, despite the blanket no....I would email the person with your keeness and see what happens.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    I'd quite like a year in London. It really irritates me when there are talks and conferences I'd really like to go to that are cheap to attend, but when I then have to add on £100 for travel, plus more for overnight accommodation, it's just never feasible.
    As for the actual course, I don't like the non-specificity of the Aberdeen iBSc (sorry, BMedSci :rolleyes:) and I want to spend a year doing something very orthopaedic based. I really like the look of the materials module :yes: I did my SSC on total hip replacement and found the technical implant design aspect of it really interesting.
    That's fair enough I'm sure it would be a rather big contrast to that of Aberdeen, and the travel is pretty far!

    It's nice to see that you have an idea of what you want to do If only I could work out what I want to end up as :erm:

    The modules sure do look rather interesting, but it worries me that it might be insanely diffuicult to do well in :p: Apparently 50% is research to which I am not good at :lolwut:
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    I just went to our ibsc fair today and some courses are still taking a few externals, despite the blanket no....I would email the person with your keeness and see what happens.
    You're kidding me?! I could hug you! :jumphug:
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    Just booked ask dr clarke and have signed up for pastest. With driving lessons and rent and bills and just generally staying alive, things are very tight right now. Am writing to South Thames to ask if they will sub me my first months wages.
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    (Original post by FFCrusader)
    That's fair enough I'm sure it would be a rather big contrast to that of Aberdeen, and the travel is pretty far!

    It's nice to see that you have an idea of what you want to do If only I could work out what I want to end up as :erm:

    The modules sure do look rather interesting, but it worries me that it might be insanely diffuicult to do well in :p: Apparently 50% is research to which I am not good at :lolwut:
    Btw, why are you applying for bio eng?
 
 
 
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