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    I'm going to start this course in September and I'm really excited! If anyone has done the course or is currently on it, what advice do you have for new students? I heard there would be a lot of maths in the first year. Even the woman who interviewed me (the programme director of the course) told me to revise A level maths/statistics before I start in September! What type of maths is involved? And how are you enjoying the course?

    Also if you are starting this course in September too, don't hesistate to post on this thread! Would love to meet you!

    Thank you for your time, it is highly appreciated!

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    Enjoy your summer and don't worry about trying to study before you start. The best way to find out what will be taught is to look at course structures. You will probably be offered extra math help if you need it unless it was an entry requirement.
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    (Original post by fabmuna)
    I'm going to start this course in September and I'm really excited! If anyone has done the course or is currently on it, what advice do you have for new students? I heard there would be a lot of maths in the first year. Even the woman who interviewed me (the programme director of the course) told me to revise A level maths/statistics before I start in September! What type of maths is involved? And how are you enjoying the course?

    Also if you are starting this course in September too, don't hesistate to post on this thread! Would love to meet you!

    Thank you for your time, it is highly appreciated!

    From aspiring healthcare scientist,
    Muna!
    Hey the maths mainly comes from the Essential Skills module, which is split into communication and study skills, and quantitative skills. The maths isn't too bad, a lot of it is quite basic and will involve things such as calculating moles etc. You definitely don't need to revise A levels Maths, you will be taught everything you need and there are workshops where you can get all the help you need! Plus you don't start statistics properly until second year

    I can't really give you any advice on the Anatomy modules as I'm studying Biological Sciences and we can't pick any from Anatomy, however I have friends on your course who have loved it. Especially the dissection stuff in HARC! If you want to get your hands on any module descriptions let me know

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    Enjoy your summer and don't worry about trying to study before you start. The best way to find out what will be taught is to look at course structures. You will probably be offered extra math help if you need it unless it was an entry requirement.
    Aw! Thank you for the advice! I just want to do the best when it comes to uni because it's a big investment! I am enjoying my summer, thank you again!
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    Hey the maths mainly comes from the Essential Skills module, which is split into communication and study skills, and quantitative skills. The maths isn't too bad, a lot of it is quite basic and will involve things such as calculating moles etc. You definitely don't need to revise A levels Maths, you will be taught everything you need and there are workshops where you can get all the help you need! Plus you don't start statistics properly until second year

    I can't really give you any advice on the Anatomy modules as I'm studying Biological Sciences and we can't pick any from Anatomy, however I have friends on your course who have loved it. Especially the dissection stuff in HARC! If you want to get your hands on any module descriptions let me know

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    Hi! Thanks for the reply! I was thinking of changing from Anatomy and Human Biology to Biological Sciences because the programme director told me that the Biological Sciences course is probably more suited to my career than A&HB. Is it possible if you can tell me about the units/module descriptions? What profession are you thinking of doing after completing your course? Also, what year are you in? Thank you sooooo much!
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    (Original post by fabmuna)
    Hi! Thanks for the reply! I was thinking of changing from Anatomy and Human Biology to Biological Sciences because the programme director told me that the Biological Sciences course is probably more suited to my career than A&HB. Is it possible if you can tell me about the units/module descriptions? What profession are you thinking of doing after completing your course? Also, what year are you in? Thank you sooooo much!
    Oh cool what are you hoping to do in the future? Biological Sciences is great in the way that you can pick the majority of your modules unlike the other programmes, so you can do a wide variety of biology or stick to the same sort of areas if you wish. And if you decide you do want to specialise, you can ask to switch to any of the other programmes up until the end of second year.

    First year there are a few compulsory modules for the first semester, but after that you can go wild I think they must be sorting out the first year module list because most of them aren't there, however these are the module choices for second year:

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    If you do Biological Sciences, you have to do Essential Skills II, and then you pick four 7.5 (lab) modules and four 15 credit theory modules. This does exclude the Anatomy ones though as far as I know! If you want the description for any let me know

    I want to be a research scientist in veterinary parasitology so I'll be applying for PhDs/masters this year I'll be going into my third year in September!


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