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    Hello, i would like to study an OU course that would look good when applying to medical schools.

    I am not sure which one of these to do:

    1. Human Genetics & Health Issues

    2. Molecules, Medecine's & Drugs : A Chemical Story

    Which one would be best for a medicine applicant??? Anyone done any of these before, was it beneficial for interview etc?
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    I am currently doing a 15 point YASS course: "Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases SK121"

    It's quite relevant as this is an increasing problem
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    why would any medical school be interested in you doing either? can you think of a logical reason?
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    (Original post by SpartanLK)
    Hello, i would like to study an OU course that would look good when applying to medical schools.

    I am not sure which one of these to do:

    1. Human Genetics & Health Issues

    2. Molecules, Medecine's & Drugs : A Chemical Story

    Which one would be best for a medicine applicant??? Anyone done any of these before, was it beneficial for interview etc?
    i did molecules medicines and drugs a chemical story

    it was piss easy but complimented my second year chemistry quite well in terms of basics as well as some specilist topics like amine reactions etc
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    (Original post by John Locke)
    why would any medical school be interested in you doing either? can you think of a logical reason?
    It requires a large degree of independent study - all medical schools want to see evidence of this, it's a good example to provide. And it's going beyond the confines of the A2 science curriculum in order to expand your own learning, helps show a willingness to broaden your horizons when it comes to learning.
    They also show you're capable of work which is at a higher level (supposedly) than that of the A-level curriculum.

    So it is actually a logical decision, it's something to maybe bring up at interviews, something to mention briefly on personal statement.. etc.

    OP: I did the molecules, medicines and drugs one and it wasn't particularly inspiring - I think it's more appropriate for someone wishing to do an MPharm or pharmaceutical degree. It was relatively straight forward though, providing you do chemistry at AS/A2 you should find it fine. (And you do not need the suggested 100 hour's worth of study, whatsoever)

    I think the Genetics one would have been much more interesting, I meant to do it but for some reason signed up for the drugs one instead Oh well!
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    I did Molecules, Medecines & Drugs

    Really interesting course, and you get a molymod set!
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    On your UCAS form were would you state it, because if it is on the personal statement, they get filled up quite quickly and i would honestly simply do one of these courses for medical school to see i have put an extra effort in. I like the cardiovascular diseases one, which costs around £155, a lot of money which may go to waste if all i can do is put it on my personal statement.
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    (Original post by John Locke)
    why would any medical school be interested in you doing either? can you think of a logical reason?
    I think for independent research and showing initiative on a PS it's a good idea, but I know that UCL don't accept it as an academic qualification.
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      does think the question is that does it really help or give you such an advantage in application?
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      (Original post by garlicbreadman)
      I am currently doing a 15 point YASS course: "Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases SK121"

      It's quite relevant as this is an increasing problem
      This is not currently a YASS module. Was it when you completed it? I have seen it on the OU website but no reference to YASS
     
     
     
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