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    In my first year of applied But thinking I might have to change to a less chemistry based and more biology based course (was kinda shocked by the amount and level of chemistry I have had to do :/)
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    I don't know whether to study biomed.

    The pros of it is it would be good to get a degree when applying later after studying medicine.

    Also it will prepare me for some of the course at med school

    I won't be left behind spending a year doing nothing while friends are at uni

    The cons are that I have to pay more money to do this degree AND study medicine rather than just medicine

    It isn't the degree I want to do - i want to study medicine

    I don't think QMUL has a respectable enough course for me to substitute what I want to do

    I'll probably end up depressed studying something I don't want to do
    Have to wait 3 years before I'm able to apply for Medicine whereas if I take a gap year I can apply for 2012.

    :confused: I don't know what to do.....
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    (Original post by stargirl63)
    haha, biochem isn't bad at all...I do really enjoy that side. For some reason, I found out early this year that I'm gifted in my metabolism module, even though the only reason I picked it is because it fit well into my timetable and I was one module short.

    Genetttiiccsssss FTW!! lol I can't stand physiology!!

    I'm trying to revise neuroscience right now, it's a *****!
    ooo i like the neuroscience
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    (Original post by Swoosh)
    I don't know whether to study biomed.

    The pros of it is it would be good to get a degree when applying later after studying medicine.

    Also it will prepare me for some of the course at med school

    I won't be left behind spending a year doing nothing while friends are at uni

    The cons are that I have to pay more money to do this degree AND study medicine rather than just medicine

    It isn't the degree I want to do - i want to study medicine

    I don't think QMUL has a respectable enough course for me to substitute what I want to do

    I'll probably end up depressed studying something I don't want to do
    Have to wait 3 years before I'm able to apply for Medicine whereas if I take a gap year I can apply for 2012.

    :confused: I don't know what to do.....
    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.
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    (Original post by Swoosh)
    I don't know whether to study biomed.

    The pros of it is it would be good to get a degree when applying later after studying medicine.

    Also it will prepare me for some of the course at med school

    I won't be left behind spending a year doing nothing while friends are at uni

    The cons are that I have to pay more money to do this degree AND study medicine rather than just medicine

    It isn't the degree I want to do - i want to study medicine

    I don't think QMUL has a respectable enough course for me to substitute what I want to do

    I'll probably end up depressed studying something I don't want to do
    Have to wait 3 years before I'm able to apply for Medicine whereas if I take a gap year I can apply for 2012.

    :confused: I don't know what to do.....
    Take the gap year and leave a space on the BMS course for someone who actually wants to study it.

    Win win.

    Plus spending 3 years and £15000+ on something you don't want isn't a good idea.
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    Alright, so looking at the conversation above, what is it about the biomed course that gets people into thinking that we are all reject medics and that the course is really easy, and generally not as respected as it should be?

    I mean, I'm in second year at Kings, doing biomed. I've got a lot of medic friends, lots of dentist friends etc and whenever I'm complaining about workload, or stressing about revision, they are always soooo cynical about the fact that I actually have to do work. I don't understand! They think that unless you're doing dentistry or medicine, your course is piss easy.

    It's so annoying, and even when I was in freshers saying "Hi, nice to meet you, what's your name, I'm doing Biomed" the straight assumption is "oh yeah, you're going to medicine when you finish then?" ermm...no, because some of us actually want to do that degree. Because I got the grades for medicine in a level, I get asked "omg, so you really actually WANT to do biomed....?"

    Even at Kings, and a lot of other unis, biomed is filled with people who want to do medicine or dentistry, and it almost demeans the degree as a second best option or not very good or whatever.

    lol, rant over!
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    (Original post by stargirl63)
    Alright, so looking at the conversation above, what is it about the biomed course that gets people into thinking that we are all reject medics and that the course is really easy, and generally not as respected as it should be?

    I mean, I'm in second year at Kings, doing biomed. I've got a lot of medic friends, lots of dentist friends etc and whenever I'm complaining about workload, or stressing about revision, they are always soooo cynical about the fact that I actually have to do work. I don't understand! They think that unless you're doing dentistry or medicine, your course is piss easy.

    It's so annoying, and even when I was in freshers saying "Hi, nice to meet you, what's your name, I'm doing Biomed" the straight assumption is "oh yeah, you're going to medicine when you finish then?" ermm...no, because some of us actually want to do that degree. Because I got the grades for medicine in a level, I get asked "omg, so you really actually WANT to do biomed....?"

    Even at Kings, and a lot of other unis, biomed is filled with people who want to do medicine or dentistry, and it almost demeans the degree as a second best option or not very good or whatever.

    lol, rant over!
    Well said! I went to the doctors today (have tonsilitus) asked him when I have to pay prescription costs and then we got talking about costs for uni etc... and he mentioned that he studied at SGUL (and I've insured with them). He basically said that its a really tough and full course, most of the lectures are shared (medine and biomed) and biomeds have to work a lot harder!
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    (Original post by stargirl63)
    Alright, so looking at the conversation above, what is it about the biomed course that gets people into thinking that we are all reject medics and that the course is really easy, and generally not as respected as it should be?

    I mean, I'm in second year at Kings, doing biomed. I've got a lot of medic friends, lots of dentist friends etc and whenever I'm complaining about workload, or stressing about revision, they are always soooo cynical about the fact that I actually have to do work. I don't understand! They think that unless you're doing dentistry or medicine, your course is piss easy.

    It's so annoying, and even when I was in freshers saying "Hi, nice to meet you, what's your name, I'm doing Biomed" the straight assumption is "oh yeah, you're going to medicine when you finish then?" ermm...no, because some of us actually want to do that degree. Because I got the grades for medicine in a level, I get asked "omg, so you really actually WANT to do biomed....?"

    Even at Kings, and a lot of other unis, biomed is filled with people who want to do medicine or dentistry, and it almost demeans the degree as a second best option or not very good or whatever.

    lol, rant over!
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    (Original post by Wailinza)
    Well said! I went to the doctors today (have tonsilitus) asked him when I have to pay prescription costs and then we got talking about costs for uni etc... and he mentioned that he studied at SGUL (and I've insured with them). He basically said that its a really tough and full course, most of the lectures are shared (medine and biomed) and biomeds have to work a lot harder!
    Definately agree with biomed having to work harder. Here at Kings, we are constantly tested and assessed, whereas the other courses litterally just have the one exam during summer, so they are all just chilled during the whole year, and then stress over summer. We are drilled during the whole year!

    Also, I know that in Nottingham uni, the biomeds and medics actually have an identical course for three years, biomeds graduate, then medics continue their course and graduate later.

    I just hate the :lolwut: face I get when I say I actually want to do biomed! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    Agreed, + rep from me
    I completely understand where you are coming from! I don't mind doing biomed as I am interested in the science aspect but I reaally enjoy the clinical side of medicine. However seeing as it is really competitive plus the fees, I have decided to biomed. Therefore is it naive for me to think that after first year of biomed Kings allow you to transfer to medicine if there are any drop outs from the medicine course?

    I think I quoted the wrong person I was supposed to ask stargirl63. Sorry
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    for some reason i have get my head around HIV infection and antiviral drugs and all the mechmism behind that but I can't get my head around infection by pathogenic bacteria
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    (Original post by robinson999)
    for some reason i have get my head around HIV infection and antiviral drugs and all the mechmism behind that but I can't get my head around infection by pathogenic bacteria
    I'm also struggling with microbiology.
    My exam is on Wednesday, arrgghhh!!!!

    Its a pick 3 essays from 6 exam,
    Im hoping for antibiotic inhibition of protein synthesis,
    human microflora in health and disease
    and foodborne infection

    Nice questions that dont require endless facts about hundreds of different bacteria

    To try and help you:
    Look at virulence factors, pathogenicity and opportunistic pathogens.
    Virulence being the main, you should pick up some nice info about how bacteria infect the host at the molecular level.
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    (Original post by Jack7Richards)
    I'm also struggling with microbiology.
    My exam is on Wednesday, arrgghhh!!!!

    Its a pick 3 essays from 6 exam,
    Im hoping for antibiotic inhibition of protein synthesis,
    human microflora in health and disease
    and foodborne infection

    Nice questions that dont require endless facts about hundreds of different bacteria

    To try and help you:
    Look at virulence factors, pathogenicity and opportunistic pathogens.
    Virulence being the main, you should pick up some nice info about how bacteria infect the host at the molecular level.
    oh microbiology :p: that used to be fun

    they could be nice essays

    for this exam we get 4 essays and we have to answer 2, one on HIV would be nice

    something more general like i said before confuses me, if i apply it to one disease, we have a whole lecture on TB, its pathogenesis, treatment and so one I seem to find it easier

    and if these a good youtube video giving some information, visual learner and a bit of a Kinesthetic learning as well oh the joy


    Wednesday good luck, i have some time before mine, but than i have drug design and human pharmacology the day after
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    half way through my exams, had microbiology and immunology and mammalian biochemistry just got genes and genomes and lab skills to go now ugh effort.

    Starting my project in a few weeks, looking at the p10 gene in baculovirus and the effect on the packaging of viruses in cell cultures. :teeth:
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    (Original post by tom_tom_tom)
    half way through my exams, had microbiology and immunology and mammalian biochemistry just got genes and genomes and lab skills to go now ugh effort.

    Starting my project in a few weeks, looking at the p10 gene in baculovirus and the effect on the packaging of viruses in cell cultures. :teeth:
    That sounds quite interesting!
    I have no idea whats happening with my project since im taking a placement year. Apparently I can do it in the hospital There hasn't really been much said, the placement students have been a bit neglected when it comes to planning things haha!

    Good luck with the rest of your exams!
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    Grew up a nice streak plate of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Then I completely ****ed up my Gram staining. I seem to suck at that.
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    (Original post by tom_tom_tom)

    Starting my project in a few weeks, looking at the p10 gene in baculovirus and the effect on the packaging of viruses in cell cultures. :teeth:
    that sounds pretty cool, do you have a clue about it? nice to have some background stuff

    my project was a bit off the deep end stuff EPR, free radicals :p:
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    (Original post by robinson999)
    that sounds pretty cool, do you have a clue about it? nice to have some background stuff

    my project was a bit off the deep end stuff EPR, free radicals :p:
    Yeah i know quite abit about it, one of our labs this year was about it, we infected larvae with the virus and watched them die practically :lolwut:
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    (Original post by tom_tom_tom)
    Yeah i know quite abit about it, one of our labs this year was about it, we infected larvae with the virus and watched them die practically :lolwut:
    hahaha wow these nothing wired about that :p:
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    Had my first exam today, went pretty well, its was about 70% exactly the same as the past paper from last year!!! Lazy lecturers FTW!!!

    Medical microbiology Wednesday, trying to plough on and get some done today but im so tired it just isn't possible.
 
 
 
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