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    i kno what the course involves n the salary high but if asked in the interview why do you want to study biomedical sciences? what should i say??
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    (Original post by dee009)
    i kno what the course involves n the salary high but if asked in the interview why do you want to study biomedical sciences? what should i say??
    thank you
    Note the bit in bold; nobody can answer that other than you.
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    How could we possibly know why you want to do biomedical science?

    Surely, if you picked the course, you must want to do it for some reason?
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    orite people!!! I get that bit but I want to do it cus it interesting and cus I enjoy it - especially all the lab work! but I don’t know if that reason is sufficient enough :/
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    (Original post by dee009)
    orite people!!! I get that bit but I want to do it cus it interesting and cus I enjoy it - especially all the lab work! but I don’t know if that reason is sufficient enough :/
    If thats your reason, then thats your reason.

    Nobody is going to tell you a perfect few sentences for you to impress an interviewer.
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    haha dont worry, i was thinking the same before my interview. but i just said stuff like, ive always been interested in the human anatomy, and im keen to learn more about it etc.
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    (Original post by amie93)
    haha dont worry, i was thinking the same before my interview. but i just said stuff like, ive always been interested in the human anatomy, and im keen to learn more about it etc.
    But isn't human anatomy more related to other medical fields?I thought biomedical science was all about microbiology and human diseases?
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    (Original post by jonathan3909)
    But isn't human anatomy more related to other medical fields?I thought biomedical science was all about microbiology and human diseases?
    microbiology is just ONE part of biomed. anatomy is about the structure and function of the body, so obviously this you need to know first before you learn about diseases.
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    The reason why I want to study biomedical science is because the course structure is fansinating and it combines all the area's at which I want to specialise in and learn more about. I have a great passion for the cellular biology, neurology, molecular genetics, immunology, anatomy and virology. All of which combine into this course.

    But thats why I want to study it, like most of the other people said, we cannot tell you why you like it.

    Can I ask where you're being interviewed? I was expecting to get an interview somewhere along the lines, instead I just got offered the place or rejected. Not complaining though =]
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    (Original post by jonathan3909)
    But isn't human anatomy more related to other medical fields?I thought biomedical science was all about microbiology and human diseases?
    There are other area's which you can study in this course. The only place I've seen which does anatomy is Kings, no where else which I've applied to does it(although I would love to study this). But I would say anatomy is more medical related, yes
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    Well you could say stuff like you are interested in and enjoy learning about human biology, biochemistry and how disease effects the body. Say the breadth of modules and the specific modules of the degrees you have chosen appeal to you (AND HOW/WHY THIS INTERESTS YOU). An example is that I myself love Biomed because it's a broad subject giving a good base for possible further study in a more specialised area for an Msc or PhD.
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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    There are other area's which you can study in this course. The only place I've seen which does anatomy is Kings, no where else which I've applied to does it(although I would love to study this). But I would say anatomy is more medical related, yes
    UCL does anatomy in the biomed course as well And you can take it further in the 2nd/3rd years to specialise into it if you want.

    Tbh, with biomed (at UCL at least) you can pretty much do any medically related/biologically related area - and choose to specialise in it, or have a broad degree with lots of different topics.
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    (Original post by Waterstorm)
    UCL does anatomy in the biomed course as well And you can take it further in the 2nd/3rd years to specialise into it if you want.

    Tbh, with biomed (at UCL at least) you can pretty much do any medically related/biologically related area - and choose to specialise in it, or have a broad degree with lots of different topics.
    I think the same is with kings, you get to choose any topic you want, I should have applied to UCL as a matter of fact, what were their entry requirements for biomed undergrad?
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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    I think the same is with kings, you get to choose any topic you want, I should have applied to UCL as a matter of fact, what were their entry requirements for biomed undergrad?
    It's been AAB for a while, but I believe some people had AAA offers last year - but the majority (I believe) had AAB. This year, it'll be either AAB/AAA, depending on things. But I'd say most likely AAB
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    (Original post by Waterstorm)
    Tbh, with biomed (at UCL at least) you can pretty much do any medically related/biologically related area - and choose to specialise in it, or have a broad degree with lots of different topics.
    Is UCL accredited? The IBMS is strict on the list of topics you have to cover to get HPC registration (so you can work in the NHS), so some accredited degrees - such as Lancaster, where I did mine, and I think Surrey - you get no choice of modules at all. If you swap one module for another, you don't get the required accreditation and have to take a top-up course before you can work in the NHS. Which sucked, because I really wanted to take more genetics instead of bloody developmental biology in my third year (zebrafish embryos, sod off already).

    We did do anatomy in first year, though. But as far as I can tell, most of the accredited courses are heavy on the cell biology.
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    (Original post by Terpsikhore)
    Is UCL accredited? The IBMS is strict on the list of topics you have to cover to get HPC registration (so you can work in the NHS), so some accredited degrees - such as Lancaster, where I did mine, and I think Surrey - you get no choice of modules at all. If you swap one module for another, you don't get the required accreditation and have to take a top-up course before you can work in the NHS. Which sucked, because I really wanted to take more genetics instead of bloody developmental biology in my third year (zebrafish embryos, sod off already).

    We did do anatomy in first year, though. But as far as I can tell, most of the accredited courses are heavy on the cell biology.
    It's not accredited, no. I would hate to continue with the developmental biology we're doing in first year (we actually have an exam for this in the morning). First year is a bit of everything which you have to do, then I mean, from 2nd year onwards you can choose anything you want, genetics, cell biology, pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, even psychology, whatever.. you can mix them up (to a certain extent), or choose to specliase in a certain topic - one of the reasons I like it, the choice you get in what you wanna do.

    Thing with accredited degrees, isn't that just for working as a biomedical scientist in the NHS? I mean, surely you can still work within the NHS as other roles. I don't want to work in labs as a scientist. In a non-accredited course there is nothing on analysing samples or anything (which I'm guessing you need in an accredited course, cause that's what you're gonna do in the job after), it's more research based. And I suppose there is a fair bit on cell biology btw.
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    (Original post by amie93)
    microbiology is just ONE part of biomed. anatomy is about the structure and function of the body, so obviously this you need to know first before you learn about diseases.
    Agreed, however anatomy = structure; physiology = function
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    (Original post by Waterstorm)
    It's not accredited, no. I would hate to continue with the developmental biology we're doing in first year (we actually have an exam for this in the morning). First year is a bit of everything which you have to do, then I mean, from 2nd year onwards you can choose anything you want, genetics, cell biology, pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, even psychology, whatever.. you can mix them up (to a certain extent), or choose to specliase in a certain topic - one of the reasons I like it, the choice you get in what you wanna do.

    Thing with accredited degrees, isn't that just for working as a biomedical scientist in the NHS? I mean, surely you can still work within the NHS as other roles. I don't want to work in labs as a scientist. In a non-accredited course there is nothing on analysing samples or anything (which I'm guessing you need in an accredited course, cause that's what you're gonna do in the job after), it's more research based. And I suppose there is a fair bit on cell biology btw.
    Yeah, the accreditation is only needed for NHS biomed work, and some private labs ask for it too. It's horses for courses; I deliberately only applied for accredited courses, but it just depends on what you want to do when you graduate. I didn't really know what I wanted to go into afterwards, so figured it was best to keep my options open. For the same reason, it suited me that the accredited course forces you to do so much - I found that the subjects I enjoyed in first year (cell cycle and immunology), I HATED in second and third, and the ones I wasn't so keen on (cell signalling) I liked much more when we got into them in depth, so it was good for me that the course forced me to do everything otherwise I might have ended up specialising in something I didn't enjoy any more. And now I'm going into a job where I need to know a bit of everything, anyway.

    Also, I get a free diary every year. :P
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    (Original post by Waterstorm)
    It's been AAB for a while, but I believe some people had AAA offers last year - but the majority (I believe) had AAB. This year, it'll be either AAB/AAA, depending on things. But I'd say most likely AAB
    Wow, I completely wasted 2 applications then. I knew I wasn't good enough for oxford, and I wasnt going to go to surrey anyway, this would have been a great place to go and study. Theres no way I can change now is there?
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    (Original post by Terpsikhore)
    Yeah, the accreditation is only needed for NHS biomed work, and some private labs ask for it too. It's horses for courses; I deliberately only applied for accredited courses, but it just depends on what you want to do when you graduate. I didn't really know what I wanted to go into afterwards, so figured it was best to keep my options open. For the same reason, it suited me that the accredited course forces you to do so much - I found that the subjects I enjoyed in first year (cell cycle and immunology), I HATED in second and third, and the ones I wasn't so keen on (cell signalling) I liked much more when we got into them in depth, so it was good for me that the course forced me to do everything otherwise I might have ended up specialising in something I didn't enjoy any more. And now I'm going into a job where I need to know a bit of everything, anyway.

    Also, I get a free diary every year. :P
    Sounds awesome!

    (Original post by Eloades11)
    Wow, I completely wasted 2 applications then. I knew I wasn't good enough for oxford, and I wasnt going to go to surrey anyway, this would have been a great place to go and study. Theres no way I can change now is there?
    I would phone UCAS and see what they say, maybe even phoning UCL and then telling UCAS that UCL are happy for you to apply there, or something.. worth a try.
 
 
 
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