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Hello, currently i've noticed I don't really enjoy practical work that much forget about doing it 24/7 at uni.

I don't like using bunsen burners however , I find using microscopes interesting.

Is there any sciency degree with not alot of practical work?
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Hello, currently i've noticed I don't really enjoy practical work that much forget about doing it 24/7 at uni.

I don't like using bunsen burners however , I find using microscopes interesting.

Is there any sciency degree with not alot of practical work?
You use bunsen burners in biomed????
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You use bunsen burners in biomed????
I don't know i'm saying i don't really enjoy doing practical work at College e.g. using Bunsen burners, Also i don't like wearing goggles for a long period of time, However, i like looking through a microscopes.
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The practical work you've done in college will be very different from what you'll do at uni. For a start, you'll have much better and more equipment, you'll probably work in groups and practicals will be more interesting and less structured (relatively). A summer school may give you a much better idea of what to expect. I hated practicals at uni but have ended up in research because again the research environment is very different from practicals at uni.
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The practical work you've done in college will be very different from what you'll do at uni. For a start, you'll have much better and more equipment, you'll probably work in groups and practicals will be more interesting and less structured (relatively). A summer school may give you a much better idea of what to expect. I hated practicals at uni but have ended up in research because again the research environment is very different from practicals at uni.
I'm considering in contacting unis to see if I can watch students doing practical work
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Hello, currently i've noticed I don't really enjoy practical work that much forget about doing it 24/7 at uni.

I don't like using bunsen burners however , I find using microscopes interesting.

Is there any sciency degree with not alot of practical work?
Career prospects include:

• Speech and language specialist. Speech therapist
• Public health
• orthopist
• Physiotherapy
• Clinical psychology
• Clinical pharmacy
• Physician Associate
• Clinical scientist: audiologist, respiratory physiologist, clinical cardiac physiologist

also check out this site: https://biosciencecareers.wordpress.com

hope this helps someone.
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Career prospects include:

• Speech and language specialist. Speech therapist
• Public health
• orthopist
• Physiotherapy
• Clinical psychology
• Clinical pharmacy
• Physician Associate
• Clinical scientist: audiologist, respiratory physiologist, clinical cardiac physiologist

also check out this site: https://biosciencecareers.wordpress.com

hope this helps someone.
You can't become that without a conversion masters degree
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You can't become that without a conversion masters degree
For any career in any field you will have to gain additional qualifications or work experience, depending on the field so be prepared for that.
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You use bunsen burners in biomed????
Don't you for flame-sterilising inoculating loops and the like in microbiology?
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For any career in any field you will have to gain additional qualifications or work experience, depending on the field so be prepared for that.
Okay cool ! I've finally decided the 5 courses I'm applying for: Biomed , biochem , healthcare science, nutrition and dietetics and maybe audiology, i'm thinking about that . Cuz I know it'll be hard to link that in with the others
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, Also i don't like wearing goggles for a long period of time, However, i like looking through a microscopes.

Think big mate and consider the astronomy instead.
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Okay cool ! I've finally decided the 5 courses I'm applying for: Biomed , biochem , healthcare science, nutrition and dietetics and maybe audiology, i'm thinking about that . Cuz I know it'll be hard to link that in with the others
A degree in Biology or even Cell Biology would have you looking down microscopes a lot. And learning about confocal and electron microscopy.
Healthcare science is practically the same as biomedical science btw. In the attempt to oust biomedical scientists from the NHS, the powers that be established the healthcare science degree (also called the practitioner training programme, PTP). The outcome of this is that you can register as a "healthcare science practitioner" which was to be the replacement name for biomedical scientist. The title of healthcare scientist was to be reserved for those completing the scientist training programme, STP with the outcome of an MSc and registration as a clinical scientist/ healthcare scientist. If choosing between the two, the biomedical science course is more recognised and may well be accredited by the institute of biomedical science.
I hope this helps somewhat!
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Think big mate and consider the astronomy instead.
Hate Astronomy doing that right now at college
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Hello, currently i've noticed I don't really enjoy practical work that much forget about doing it 24/7 at uni.

I don't like using bunsen burners however , I find using microscopes interesting.

Is there any sciency degree with not alot of practical work?
Biomedical science contains a lot of biochemistry based practicals - mixing reagents, observing colour changes and using equipment like spectrophotometers etc. Is it this side of the practicals you don't like? The more chemistry based ones.

Microbiology is more hands on - culturing bacteria, staining and fixing slides, using microscopes for identification and morphology. This is similar to histopathology which also uses similar principles. Microbiology does use a bunsen burner but only for asceptic technique - keeping the environment clear of pathogens by creating an upward draft, and to sterilise equipment.

There is also haematology which involves blood work - this could be observing down a microscope for morphology and cell counting or it could be isolating serum and performing antibody tests, lipid profiles, glucose monitoring etc.

The practicals are very varied and some will be more analytical and chemistry based whilst other will be more hands on.

If you want to know anymore, just let me know.
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A degree in Biology or even Cell Biology would have you looking down microscopes a lot. And learning about confocal and electron microscopy.
Healthcare science is practically the same as biomedical science btw. In the attempt to oust biomedical scientists from the NHS, the powers that be established the healthcare science degree (also called the practitioner training programme, PTP). The outcome of this is that you can register as a "healthcare science practitioner" which was to be the replacement name for biomedical scientist. The title of healthcare scientist was to be reserved for those completing the scientist training programme, STP with the outcome of an MSc and registration as a clinical scientist/ healthcare scientist. If choosing between the two, the biomedical science course is more recognised and may well be accredited by the institute of biomedical science.
I hope this helps somewhat!
I know but apperently healthcare science registers u to the HCPC within the course whereas biomed doesn't.
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Biomedical science contains a lot of biochemistry based practicals - mixing reagents, observing colour changes and using equipment like spectrophotometers etc. Is it this side of the practicals you don't like? The more chemistry based ones.

Microbiology is more hands on - culturing bacteria, staining and fixing slides, using microscopes for identification and morphology. This is similar to histopathology which also uses similar principles. Microbiology does use a bunsen burner but only for asceptic technique - keeping the environment clear of pathogens by creating an upward draft, and to sterilise equipment.

There is also haematology which involves blood work - this could be observing down a microscope for morphology and cell counting or it could be isolating serum and performing antibody tests, lipid profiles, glucose monitoring etc.

The practicals are very varied and some will be more analytical and chemistry based whilst other will be more hands on.

If you want to know anymore, just let me know.
Tbh I don't even think I like practicals no more especially chem. The microbiology and haematology seems interesting . I hate boiling test tube via bunsen burners. Apperently I'm not good with anion and cations testing.
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Okay cool ! I've finally decided the 5 courses I'm applying for: Biomed , biochem , healthcare science, nutrition and dietetics and maybe audiology, i'm thinking about that . Cuz I know it'll be hard to link that in with the others
You're applying for all 5? How are you going to write a PS that links with all of them?
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You're applying for all 5? How are you going to write a PS that links with all of them?
All have biology elements in it so ganna concentrate on that. The thing is that I don't think audiology can be linked .
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