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Hi, I'm hoping someone on here can help me.

I have recently got a job as an administrator in the biomedical sector and would love to understand the field a bit more. I haven't studied science since GCSE so am a complete novice. I was hoping someone could recommend the equivalent of a 'biomedical science for dummies' (unfortunately, the 'for dummies' series doesn't do one of these). I just need something that simply explains the basics of biomedical science so that someone with no knowledge or training can understand a bit about it and recognise some key words.

Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!
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(Original post by laydee_daisy)
Hi, I'm hoping someone on here can help me.

I have recently got a job as an administrator in the biomedical sector and would love to understand the field a bit more. I haven't studied science since GCSE so am a complete novice. I was hoping someone could recommend the equivalent of a 'biomedical science for dummies' (unfortunately, the 'for dummies' series doesn't do one of these). I just need something that simply explains the basics of biomedical science so that someone with no knowledge or training can understand a bit about it and recognise some key words.

Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!
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I'm in a bit of a similar boat myself, except I'm doing an Access to Science diploma in September, and have been mulling over the idea of jumping on a Biomed Science degree following that. I want to read a tonne about the subject but have no idea of the best place to start.

You did, however, give the me the idea to search what "for dummies" titled books are on offer that could be related. I came across the following, seemingly related, topics that may be worth a read:

Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Clinical Anatomy
Macrobiotics
Molecular and Cell Biology
Neuroscience

I realise that's quite possibly more than you were looking for, but maybe someone else can help narrow it down a bit.
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i wouldn't be studying biomedical science at uni if it was possible to learn this **** from a book called biomedical science for dummies.

stop being a dummy op, this is a vast field consisting of biochem, cell biology, molecular biology, cytopathology, virology, biophysics, epidermiology, hematology, genetics, histopathology, immunology, physiology etc etc etc
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I'm in a bit of a similar boat myself, except I'm doing an Access to Science diploma in September, and have been mulling over the idea of jumping on a Biomed Science degree following that. I want to read a tonne about the subject but have no idea of the best place to start.

You did, however, give the me the idea to search what "for dummies" titled books are on offer that could be related. I came across the following, seemingly related, topics that may be worth a read:

Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Clinical Anatomy
Macrobiotics
Molecular and Cell Biology
Neuroscience

I realise that's quite possibly more than you were looking for, but maybe someone else can help narrow it down a bit.

get molecular biology of the cell and microbiology and immunology books. that'll get you ready for first year
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get molecular biology of the cell and microbiology and immunology books. that'll get you ready for first year
Thanks for the tip; that's sorted out my reading materials then, for the time being
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Thanks for the tip; that's sorted out my reading materials then, for the time being
for immunology get janeway's or male et al. for molecular biology get alberts
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i wouldn't be studying biomedical science at uni if it was possible to learn this **** from a book called biomedical science for dummies.

stop being a dummy op, this is a vast field consisting of biochem, cell biology, molecular biology, cytopathology, virology, biophysics, epidermiology, hematology, genetics, histopathology, immunology, physiology etc etc etc
Exactly you are right mate..why would spend alot of money on studying biomed if we can just learn it from dummies...what a dumass

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Wow...helpful replies! :rolleyes: I'm not by any means trying to be a scientist or an expert on the area, and in no way am I expecting a book to teach me the kind of things science students study about. I'd just love to understand a bit more about the industry and widen my knowledge of the subject from a beginners point of view, and a lot of what I've searched seems to be aimed at people with a certain level of existing knowledge.

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