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So our school gets to choose one of the three optional modules for the third paper. The option they've gone with is Immunology & Disease, which I really struggled with after being taught in class. I had a look at one of the other modules and was really interested in Neurobiology & Behaviour, especially as a lot of it overlaps with what I've done in Psychology. So I'm thinking to go through this topic with my private Biology tutor and leave Immunology & Disease, as I find this topic quite difficult and really have no interest in it. Would this be a good idea?

As far as I know I don't think my exam board (WJEC) keeps track of which module your school has selected, so they give you the option to choose in the paper.
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Hi I think sometimes we find a particular topic difficult or boring either because we have not given it a good shot out of pre-determined unreasonable prejudice stemming from a particular sub-topic being a hassle to learn or because our whole approach to learning is not quite optimal.

I initially hated obs and gynae as well as ENT when I was a med student, but after delivering the first 2-3 babies and reading up on the subject, it suddenly seemed quite interesting!

Of course, our choices also depend on various other factors e.g. our past experience, other subjects we are doing as in your case, any personal history of e.g. a disease in a grandparent, etc., but it boils down to making a balanced scientific decision.

My view is that although you are inclined to have a preference at the moment towards the Neurobiology option, actually Immunology and Disease are extremely fascinating, and actually very logical and easy to work out from basic everyday facts and common sense (I suppose I am slightly biased being a previous medic! and, having said this, Neurology is also a very interesting specialty!); I would suggest at least look at some of my posts below and the correct (in my opinion) way to approach biology; that might tip the balance towards Immunology (especially as your teachers are covering that anyway), before you finally decide.

If you have difficulty with any specific aspect of the subject, please feel free to tag me or PM me; I assure you I will explain it in a way that you will understand and enjoy thoroughly!

I will find and place the links in a new post in case my PC crashes and so I don't have to type all this again!

M (specialist biology tutor)
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Immunology and disease

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...486&highlight=

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...544&highlight=



General tips

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...788&highlight=

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...622&highlight=

BEST OF LUCK! and thanks for the rep!

M
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Very helpful, thank you!
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My pleasure!
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