Yes, biology is looked at more highly than human biology. I'm saying this as a potenial medic.
Hey snozzler, I agree with navarre. Biology is viewed more highly than Human Biology..sounds harsh but it is the truth. Plus if medicine doesn't work out, at least Biology will give you more options/freedom than Human Biology..as Human Biology is a bit too specific in my opinion. Plus..most medical schools ask for Biology A-Level as opposed to Human Biology (I think). So it's worth doing..if you wanna go into medicine!
Thanks for the help, biology sounds broader and more accredited, so i think i'll go with that!
I couldnt comment for medecine. In fact as with all University degree applications it will pay dividends to ask them directly as to what they prefer. Take Portsmouth for Biomedical Science for example. It says on their site for the Biomed degree "BBC from 3 A levels including Biology plus one other pure Science subject or Mathematics." Yet the admin tutor e-mailed me back with :
"I would advise this student to study any of the following options within the access course, as these will be beneficial when applying for the BMS degree:
Biology could be an option but is mainly based on plants, human biology would be much more beneficial as the BMS degree will be concentrating on the human body."
I took, in the end, Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry an Further Chemistry. Left nothing to doubt.
When I wanted to do Medicine I was told Human Biology would be better because it's more specific than Biology. I took Human Biology and this is my A2 and I love it, to be honest Universities accept both they usually ask for a biological science and chemistry, so just find out which one you'd be more interested in.
''Doctor'', you keep claiming how you got 3 offers for medicine last year..well done to you for that. However, just because you did get those offers..it doesn't mean they made them based on the fact that you took human biology...there may have been something else in your application that they liked! The bottom line is..most med schools say ''Biology'' as opposed to 'Human Biology'..so if they really favoured the latter..they would just mention that in the first place! So this leads people to believe that they prefer Biology to Human Biology! They may not prefer either..but best to be on the safe side and just take Biology..as that's what it says in the entry requirements! In Biology we learn a great deal about the human body!