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I love biology, especially human biology amd medical related sciences, so biomedical science will probably suit me better. However, I want to go into teaching in the future and be a bio teacher, thus I was wondering if it's better taking a pure bio course instead as I get to cover a wider area of biology.
Also, I put Manchester as my firm offer. Should I be satisfied?
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If teaching is definitely what you want then I would suggest a traditional course such as Biology rather than Biomedical Science.
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(Original post by LoisLcly)
I love biology, especially human biology amd medical related sciences, so biomedical science will probably suit me better. However, I want to go into teaching in the future and be a bio teacher, thus I was wondering if it's better taking a pure bio course instead as I get to cover a wider area of biology.
Also, I put Manchester as my firm offer. Should I be satisfied?
I study Biomedical Science and I also want to become a Biology teacher - I would say that Biomedical Science (given your interests) is probably the better option for you.
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It doesn't actually make any difference really. Doing Biology you will have a much wider knowledge. Doing Biomedical Science you will have an in-depth knowledge of a specialised area. Unless you're going to teach at degree level it does not really matter where your specialism is because you're not teaching what you're currently learning.
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Given your interests Biomedical Science is a better shout. I'd just read a bit more widely and maybe take modules that teach you a bit about evolution (which is poorly taught in most schools/sixth forms) and plants.
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Given your interests Biomedical Science is a better shout. I'd just read a bit more widely and maybe take modules that teach you a bit about evolution (which is poorly taught in most schools/sixth forms) and plants.
What University offers plant modules in a biomedical science course?!

If it's an IBMS accredited Biomedical Science course you won't find any plan stuff and very little in terms of optional modules.
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What University offers plant modules in a biomedical science course?!

If it's an IBMS accredited Biomedical Science course you won't find any plan stuff and very little in terms of optional modules.
Ah ok. I know at certain universities you can take unrestricted modules that allows you to take 1 or 2 modules that are outside your department/set module list. I don't know if that's the case at Manchester.

Still, anyone aspiring to be a Biology teacher should have a good grasp of those topics.
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What University offers plant modules in a biomedical science course?!

If it's an IBMS accredited Biomedical Science course you won't find any plant stuff and very little in terms of optional modules.
I study an IBMS accredited BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course and we learn a little bit about plant Biology. Mostly in the context of comparing them to humans and evolutionary genetics.
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Also, some of the exams will allow you to discuss plant Biology. For example, if you got an essay of "Discuss the structure and function of eukaroytic, prokayotic and organelle membranes". You would be permitted to discuss plant Biology.
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Evolution is taught a lot too. Especially in the context of human and microorganisms.
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I'd say do biomed: if you're going to enjoy it more you'll probably stay more motivated to become a teacher and not regret taking a subject purely because of what you think you want to do in the future- you might not even want to teach in a few years time! Also, my biology teacher and a few others in the science department studied biomed and they're still amazing teachers - often better than the ones that took biology. I hope that helps!
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I'd say do biomed: if you're going to enjoy it more you'll probably stay more motivated to become a teacher and not regret taking a subject purely because of what you think you want to do in the future- you might not even want to teach in a few years time! Also, my biology teacher and a few others in the science department studied biomed and they're still amazing teachers - often better than the ones that took biology. I hope that helps!
It's very uplifting to hear this
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