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    well,

    im a bit confused about what degree i want to do, as i dont know what i want to be when i get out of uni.


    at first i wanted to be a doctor, then realised i hated blood guts and gore , so that was out the question. then pharmacy then medicinal chemistry....
    but i got ill at the start of s6 so had to drop AH chem, so probs make a chemistry degree much harder and probs wont enjoy my first year...


    was thinking about an anatomy degree?
    what kind of jobs available after this anyone know?
    I DONT WANT TO GO INTO MEDICINE:mad:
    (have seen many threads about trying to get back into medicine after this degree, but i dont want to, well not right now anyway, and was wondering if everyone who did it did it soley to get into medicine???:confused: )
    i want to go with a nice degree into the workplace...:rolleyes:
    i dont know yet.
    also, is a biology degree looking down on compared to a chemistry degree??? like when competeing for jobs etc:eek3:


    does anatomy involve a lot of dissections or post mortum viewings??:eek:
    cos i dont know if id be comfortable with that just yet...
    i didnt mind the dissections in school, but i did go a bit green....:eek3:

    anyone doing or know of someone doing this kind of degree and have any info on it would be MUCH appreciated:yep:

    (positive rep for anyone helpful ):p:
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    Hi,

    I did pharmacology at Glasgow and the anatomists (as well as neuroscientists and physiologists) do the same course as us for 1st and 2nd year, and share a lot of our classes and labs in 3rd year. They have their own anatomy classes which i dont know much about but any questions about the general parts of the course I can help with.

    All of the anatomists seem to really enjoy their course, the staff are great and they have a good social life too so thats a bonus!

    Anatomy at glasgow does involve dissections and post mortum viewings- but not until at least 3rd year, so if you dont feel ready for it yet you may well do by the time you would actually be doing it. There is an anatomy museam at Glasgow which is really interesting-you should check if out.

    As for jobs, i dont personally think that anatomy is the best degree to do straight into a job with. But, you could go for a graduate job, get into academia, you may change your mind about medicine, continue your education with a post grad.

    The good thing about glasgow is that you dont actually go into your subject until 3rd year. For first and second year you learn general biology and you might find that after a lecture series on say genetics/pharmacology/physiology you change your mind and want to do honours in something else. It really does give you a lot of choice and at the moment you dont know 100% what you want to do. This would give you some time to actually learn a bit about what you want to do and allow you to make an informed choice.

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by cmk88)
    Hi,

    I did pharmacology at Glasgow and the anatomists (as well as neuroscientists and physiologists) do the same course as us for 1st and 2nd year, and share a lot of our classes and labs in 3rd year. They have their own anatomy classes which i dont know much about but any questions about the general parts of the course I can help with.

    All of the anatomists seem to really enjoy their course, the staff are great and they have a good social life too so thats a bonus!

    Anatomy at glasgow does involve dissections and post mortum viewings- but not until at least 3rd year, so if you dont feel ready for it yet you may well do by the time you would actually be doing it. There is an anatomy museam at Glasgow which is really interesting-you should check if out.

    As for jobs, i dont personally think that anatomy is the best degree to do straight into a job with. But, you could go for a graduate job, get into academia, you may change your mind about medicine, continue your education with a post grad.

    The good thing about glasgow is that you dont actually go into your subject until 3rd year. For first and second year you learn general biology and you might find that after a lecture series on say genetics/pharmacology/physiology you change your mind and want to do honours in something else. It really does give you a lot of choice and at the moment you dont know 100% what you want to do. This would give you some time to actually learn a bit about what you want to do and allow you to make an informed choice.

    Good luck.

    i was defiantly considering the possibility of going into acedemia, or doing a postgrad in a specific subject, eg embryology.
    but who knows, its 4 years away :eek:
    i have NO idea what subjects i even like at the moment, which scares me. but tbh, the only reason i dont like biology is its all environmental, which bored the **** out of me :Z

    but i dont know, will need to talk to guidance teacher about changing my mind anyway...
    and if glasgow will let me switch....
    but its a possibility


    in your opinion, whats the best science degree to get a decent job out of?
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    (Original post by LouisVuitton43)
    i was defiantly considering the possibility of going into acedemia, or doing a postgrad in a specific subject, eg embryology.
    but who knows, its 4 years away :eek:
    i have NO idea what subjects i even like at the moment, which scares me. but tbh, the only reason i dont like biology is its all environmental, which bored the **** out of me :Z

    but i dont know, will need to talk to guidance teacher about changing my mind anyway...
    and if glasgow will let me switch....
    but its a possibility


    in your opinion, whats the best science degree to get a decent job out of?
    you can still do a biology degree, you simply don't choose the environmental options and choose the ones you actually like...or could do Human Biology...this is similar to anatomy, but much more respected
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    glasgow will definitely let you switch- if you put anatomy into your ucas form, glasgow accent you into the faculty of biomedical and life sciences, not anatomy. you apply for a place in the anatomy class at the end of 3rd year. So until the end of second year your not tied into a specific degree.

    I didnt like the environmental stuff either- but you only get a few lectures in first year. In second year you pick your modules and you can just stay away from the environmental stuff. I picked things like anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, forensics, pharmacology, genetics etc. no animals and no environment!!!

    if you want to go into embryology or something like that anatomy would be a good choice.

    if you want to go straight into a job pharmacy is a good choice, they you could be a pharmacist, or study some more and do post grads. pharmacology is great- you have pharma companies, research, drug regulation, lab work, academia.

    glasgow is a really good choice if your not sure what you want to do. the structure of the course gives you more time and gives you a taste for everything so you have your own experiences to help you make the desicion when the time comes.
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    you can still do a biology degree, you simply don't choose the environmental options and choose the ones you actually like...or could do Human Biology...this is similar to anatomy, but much more respected


    really??:eek:
    i would have thought anatomy was better than human biology....
    (but what do i know, lol:rolleyes: )

    what exactly is the difference anyway....
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    you can still do a biology degree, you simply don't choose the environmental options and choose the ones you actually like...or could do Human Biology...this is similar to anatomy, but much more respected
    I would say anatomy is more respected than human biology, you have specialised in depth in a certain subject with anatomy. With human biology you touch on a bit of everything. At Glasgow anatomy is definitely more respected. The Human Biology degree that they offer is not an honours degree, whereas anatomy is, so that would be more respected if you were studying at Glasgow.
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    (Original post by cmk88)
    glasgow will definitely let you switch- if you put anatomy into your ucas form, glasgow accent you into the faculty of biomedical and life sciences, not anatomy. you apply for a place in the anatomy class at the end of 3rd year. So until the end of second year your not tied into a specific degree.

    I didnt like the environmental stuff either- but you only get a few lectures in first year. In second year you pick your modules and you can just stay away from the environmental stuff. I picked things like anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, forensics, pharmacology, genetics etc. no animals and no environment!!!

    if you want to go into embryology or something like that anatomy would be a good choice.

    if you want to go straight into a job pharmacy is a good choice, they you could be a pharmacist, or study some more and do post grads. pharmacology is great- you have pharma companies, research, drug regulation, lab work, academia.

    glasgow is a really good choice if your not sure what you want to do. the structure of the course gives you more time and gives you a taste for everything so you have your own experiences to help you make the desicion when the time comes.


    ive actually applied to do a chemistry degree, but dropped AH chemistry... will they still let me change?



    no no no, im not going to do pharmacy, i couldnt handle putting drugs in a bottle for years and years before i was able to go into hospital work. i just couldnt....:eek3:



    does Human biology have dissections and post mortums... whats the difference between the two degrees anyway... :confused:


    im set on glasgow, just not sure what i want to do there :rolleyes:
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    Your would be best speaking to the admissions office- but i dont see it being a big problem. I applied for pharmacology and in first year done chemistry biology and french, then i had the option to go forward with any of the 3 to second year. so had i took on chemistry i could have done a honours in chemistry. One of the boys in my year applied to genetics, and ended up doing some chemistry degree so i know you can change from chem to bio, i would assume you could do it the other way too.

    Human biology do not do dissections etc, but you cant get an honours degree in human biology- its just a 3 year degree course. not a good idea.

    its not a big deal what you put on your ucas form to be honest, as long as you get into the faculty and get good marks you can make your choice later. there are people in my class who applied to genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology- who all ended up doing pharmacology. If you get the marks (a's and b's) in second year you pretty much have a pick of what subject you want to continue with.

    good choice-glasgow is great!
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    (Original post by LouisVuitton43)
    really??:eek:
    i would have thought anatomy was better than human biology....
    (but what do i know, lol:rolleyes: )

    what exactly is the difference anyway....
    actually anatomy is better if studied at glasgow...or you could do a normal biology degree...
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    (Original post by cmk88)
    Your would be best speaking to the admissions office- but i dont see it being a big problem. I applied for pharmacology and in first year done chemistry biology and french, then i had the option to go forward with any of the 3 to second year. so had i took on chemistry i could have done a honours in chemistry. One of the boys in my year applied to genetics, and ended up doing some chemistry degree so i know you can change from chem to bio, i would assume you could do it the other way too.

    Human biology do not do dissections etc, but you cant get an honours degree in human biology- its just a 3 year degree course. not a good idea.

    its not a big deal what you put on your ucas form to be honest, as long as you get into the faculty and get good marks you can make your choice later. there are people in my class who applied to genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology- who all ended up doing pharmacology. If you get the marks (a's and b's) in second year you pretty much have a pick of what subject you want to continue with.

    good choice-glasgow is great!


    i emailed one of the addmissions people yesterday, surely wont be such a problem, hopefully....

    and i didnt realise that until i looked at the page, then went, oh no.


    might continue with bio and chemistry and physics, see what happens after that!

    hopefully i will be ok



    thanks for the help
    will rep you tomorrow for it
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    actually anatomy is better if studied at glasgow...or you could do a normal biology degree...
    i dont like the animal/plant side to it

    i did higher human

    and loved it from there.

    now plants are back on the table, im NOT a happy chappy :yep:
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    I'm currently a third year anatomist at Glasgow Uni! Ask away if you have any questions!

    If you want to do embryology (like I do!) then anatomy is the best option, I'm definitely not doing medicine, but it is a good stepping stone for it.

    And as the other person already said, you get a choice of three subjects in first year, you aren't tied down to a particular course or faculty until third year. My friend applied for maths, did maths, biology and chemistry in first year and is now doing Biochemistry! Not many uni's let you have the option to change, it's great!

    And yes, you definitely do dissections in anatomy. We dissected the upper limb last semester and brains this semester. If you really want to do anatomy, it won't phase you. If it does, the lecturers would be very understanding and help you cope.
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    (Original post by doxybite)
    I'm currently a third year anatomist at Glasgow Uni! Ask away if you have any questions!

    If you want to do embryology (like I do!) then anatomy is the best option, I'm definitely not doing medicine, but it is a good stepping stone for it.

    And as the other person already said, you get a choice of three subjects in first year, you aren't tied down to a particular course or faculty until third year. My friend applied for maths, did maths, biology and chemistry in first year and is now doing Biochemistry! Not many uni's let you have the option to change, it's great!

    And yes, you definitely do dissections in anatomy. We dissected the upper limb last semester and brains this semester. If you really want to do anatomy, it won't phase you. If it does, the lecturers would be very understanding and help you cope.
    Hi,

    I recently got an offer to study Anatomy at Glasgow through clearing, and I was wondering whether you could tell me about it.
    Im confused at how "changing your course system" works? And what Joint Honours means?

    I was in between Physiology and Anatomy? What are the differences? and which has a better career prospectus?

    Thankyou
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