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    Hey guys! I'll be starting BSc physiology and pharmacology in sept this year.

    Just looking for anyone who'll be starting, or who's already on one of the biological science courses at leicester uni

    I've done a quick search and can't find any other posts, so here goes...

    Does anyone know how much contact time is involved in the first year? Also, what level and area does the course start in? i.e. going over A'level material, or does it jump straight into degree level stuff? I'm kinda nervous 'cos i don't really know what to expect. (all the bioscience courses have a common first year, so it doesn't matter if your course isn't te exact same one as mine)

    Any other info would be great

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Suis Je Bovvered ?)

    Does anyone know how much contact time is involved in the first year? Also, what level and area does the course start in? i.e. going over A'level material, or does it jump straight into degree level stuff? I'm kinda nervous 'cos i don't really know what to expect. (all the bioscience courses have a common first year, so it doesn't matter if your course isn't te exact same one as mine)
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    I'm in the first year now, I do the general Biological sciences.
    There is a LOT of contact time. At the minute I have 9 hours of practical, 3 hours of tutorial and 10 hours of lectures a week. It does vary - last semester I had more lectures and less practical, it depends on each module.
    As for the content, I think it really depends on what A levels you did. Some stuff is similar to A level, like cell structure and funstion and stuff, and there is a chemistry module that everyone does that is really designed for people without chemistry but the end of that gets a lot more in depth than at a level i found. Some of the modules were completely different and new, like animal and plant diversity, and a lot of our biochemistry module. Just started microbiology now ,and that is all new to me too. The stuffs not generally a lot more difficult than a level, but there is a lot more of it, and they will do a topic in 1/2 lectures you robably spent a few weeks doing at a level, so its a challenge keepin up! Its a great course though, and some of the practicals we've done have been great - we've dissected a locust, and also we've grown bacteria from our sin and seperated it ut into seperate species and stuff - really interesting

    If you've got any other questions feel free to ask
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    (Original post by Suis Je Bovvered ?)
    Hey guys! I'll be starting BSc physiology and pharmacology in sept this year.

    Just looking for anyone who'll be starting, or who's already on one of the biological science courses at leicester uni

    I've done a quick search and can't find any other posts, so here goes...

    Does anyone know how much contact time is involved in the first year? Also, what level and area does the course start in? i.e. going over A'level material, or does it jump straight into degree level stuff? I'm kinda nervous 'cos i don't really know what to expect. (all the bioscience courses have a common first year, so it doesn't matter if your course isn't te exact same one as mine)

    Any other info would be great

    Thanks
    Oooh, I have an offer for Medical Physiology starting in Sept '10

    Have you been to one of the applicant visit days?
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    I'm going to do a biological sciences course there email/msn me if you want- *mod edit: please do not post your email address on the forum*
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    which school is better for biological science? Newcastle or Leicester? some advice please, thanks!
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    Medical Physiology at Leicester too!
    Going to one of the open days April 14th
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    I've got an unconditional offer for physiology and pharmocology at leicester which i am 99.9% sure i will accept, it looks like a really good course but having been trying to get into medicine for two years i was wondering what percentage of students actually manage to transfer after 1 year and how many people are on the course?

    Although, i've always liked the physiology and science aspect anyway so i may not want to transfer in the end .

    par123- Leicester rates 4th in the guardian after oxbridge and york for biological sciences.
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    (Original post by roadrunner16)
    I've got an unconditional offer for physiology and pharmocology at leicester which i am 99.9% sure i will accept, it looks like a really good course but having been trying to get into medicine for two years i was wondering what percentage of students actually manage to transfer after 1 year and how many people are on the course?

    Although, i've always liked the physiology and science aspect anyway so i may not want to transfer in the end .

    par123- Leicester rates 4th in the guardian after oxbridge and york for biological sciences.
    Hi i was just wondering if you took their offer? so you'll be in 1st year?

    Just because i've received an offer from them however i originally applied to medicine and have been rejected be all 4 uni's . But i hear this physiology with pharmacology that ive been offered is very good and i think i'll find it very interesting. But what is the chance of swapping over after 1st year to medicine? have you managed to swap if your their?

    Would reallyyyy appreciate a reply... i'm soooo confused thanks
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    Hi there,

    I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what the time table is like for medical physiology year one... For e.g. How many days do we have to be at uni and what times.. I would like to know this for work reaaons. Thank you
 
 
 
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