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    Following up from my last thread, anyone know the comparative quality of these two courses? Which one is better from a general perspective, in terms of qualifications and skills learnt? And which one would be better for post-graduate medicine entry?

    Also, does Biomedicine include a lot of physiology and anatomy?

    Just from the prospectus, they both have -a lot- of overlap. I'm not really sure how good the department for these two are at UEA, so I'd like some more information on that as well.

    I could potentially do either at this point. :yes:
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    If you want to go onto medicine after, than I think biomedicine would be the better option. I think much of the biochemistry wouldn't be transferable to medicine. Wow, I'm surprised UEA gave you a natural science offer of AAA, especially when the standard medicine offer is AAB..strange
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    For any interested, here's the structure from the prospectus. Italics = Optional
    Biomedicine
    Year 1
    Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
    Introduction to Biomedicine
    Physical Biochemistry
    Maths and Statistics for Biologists
    Patients, Medicines and Health
    Seminars in Biochemistry
    Foundations for Physiology
    Introductory Chemistry for Life Sciences

    Year 2
    Human Physiology
    Cell Biology
    Biochemistry
    Clinical Genetics
    Investigation of Human Disease
    Microbiology

    Year 3
    Research Project
    Biomedicine
    Haematology, Immunology and Transfusion
    Infection and Immunity
    Cancer Biology

    Molecular and Cellular Principles of Development
    Microbial Biotechnology
    Advanced Cell Biology
    Human Nutrition, Diet and Health
    Molecular Enzymology
    Cellular Signaling
    Genomes, Genes and Genomics
    Biochemistry
    Year 1
    Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
    Physical Biochemistry
    Bonding, Structure and Periodicity
    Chemistry Laboratory
    Seminars in Biochemistry
    Chemistry of Carbon-Based Compounds
    Mathematical Principles
    Physical Principles


    Year 2
    Biochemistry
    Molecular Biology
    Biophysical Chemistry
    Medicinal Chemistry
    Free Choice
    Human Physiology
    Cell Biology
    Genetics
    Organic Chemistry
    Inorganic Chemistry


    Year 3
    Molecular Enzymology
    Biomembranes: Structure and Dynamics
    Research Project
    Analyses in Biology
    Research Project
    Plant Biology
    Microbiology
    Cellular Signaling
    Plant Molecular Biology
    Molecular Microbiology
    Microbial Physiology and Biotechnology
    Advanced Cell Biology
    Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
    Infection and Immunity
    Molecular and Cellular Principles of Development
    Genomes, Genes and Genomics
    Natural Products and Drugs A
    Protein Structure and Chemistry
    Protein Engineering
    Free Choice
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    Something I've noticed as someone who is doing a Genetics/Biochem course, all be it not at UEA, doing biochem will not harm your chances for post-grad medicine compared to biomedical sciences, as you'll be taught everything you need to know anyway(on the medicine course).

    In fact some would argue that having a deeper, different knowledge may even help(by doing Biochem). Other than that, consider your other career options, in that post-grad entry to medicine is extremely difficult and you may not even want to do it anyway.
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    Anyone doing the Biomed course wanting to talk about it? ^_^
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    I have an offer for Biomed at UEA but am thinking I might want to change to biochem.

    Does anyone know the best way to go about this without harming my original offer?

    I'm not that bothered which course I do but I'm leaning a bit more to biochem lately so if I'm risking my place in any way I'd definitely not bother.
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    Its really easy to change courses when you first get here. I know someone that changed around xmas time, because the courses are similar. But it is a bit scary, because your all dealing with living away from home and all of that. If your concerned email the uni, it wont affect your offer. But both courses are similar, biochem i think has more diversity but way more chemical modules obviously. I do straight bio, so thats all i know really!
 
 
 
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