Whichever you're interested in and whichever you think you will do best in. I've heard of people doing really random subjects as their first degree but getting into graduate medicine. For variation I guess human biology would be good, but I don't know. If you're really that worried one will be looked at in a better light than the other, contact the universities.
Either, whatever you would enjoy more.
Physiology sounds more interesting.
Up to you though.
To be pedantic if you want to do postgraduate medicine your only option is to do medicine.
To get onto a graduate entry course (which is stil an undergraduate course) either will do really, go for whatever you think you will do best in.
well again what others have said, do what you like most as that is the course that will give you most enjoyment and therefore best marks in subsequent exams. The degree titles you state are not just one niche, they will cover a range of topics. With anatomy and physiology you will probably get a good mix of both but with a little more emphasis on you chosen degree pathway. Human biology will ultimately give you more variety between the two if you can't decide at this stage.
However if the anatomy course gives you the chance for human cadaver dissection I would go for that (not many medical schools in the uk offer this wonderful learning experience). No matter what though all will be a massive help to progress into medicine, as a graduate you will be able to sit back and relax for the first year or so while the school leavers catch up.
I may be biased as I myself undertook anatomy before medicine, but my confidence and knowledge has given me a very good mindset that I didnt have at 18.
Personally, I would recommend doing a physiology degree. Its extremely useful to know the physiology, the anatomy taught in medical schools can easily be self taught. Also unless your thinking of going into surgery learning detailed anatomy is quite useless. Clinical anatomy is much more relevant and by that i mean learning the innervation of the different muscle groups and the main blood supply and lymphatics. If your unsure you can always to a combined anatomy and physiology degree
Yeah I couldnt see myself doing an anatomy degree... O the boredom! Physiology is really interesting and I would rather enjoy that. Its your choice at the end of the day, and both imo are equally as good for GEM entry, but think about the 3 years before you apply - you want to enjoy what you're studying!
Hi, i have an offer for anatomy and human biology at liverpool 2010! sounds great, im in exactly the same boat as you, im taking medicine the long way round because my grades weren't up to it...no matter i'll get there in the end. I choose anatomy over physiology because of the relevance to mediciene, of course physiology is relevant too, but anatomy seemed to have so much more to offer, plus there are physiology modules on the course too, they're not going to tell you what an organ or muscle is without telling you what it does.! :-)
Plus anatomy offers human dissection, and physiology doesn't, which is invaluable when it comes to applying for medicine.
hope this helps (haha if ya go to liverpool, see ya next year!) :-)
Hi guys, I know this thread had closed ages ago, but can you please help me?
I'm in the exact situation and would like to know any useful tip to get into graduate medicine, I'm planning on doing physiology next year.