Positives: Great introduction to university course structure and requirements with a variety of majors able to be selected.
Negatives: Unfortunately not specific to gain employment and further study will probably be required to attain employment. Inadequate practical experience to gain employment as a scientist.
My advice to future students is: Consider a more specific degree or be prepared to undertake future study.
Positives: Get to learn about a wide variety of science topics and laboratory techniques. Get to do research in a real lab setting.
Negatives: Some professors can be disorganised, there is a large workload, have to spend a lot of time on campus
My advice to future students is: It is possible to change majors after the first year so do as many different classes as you can to figure out which field you would like to major in.
Positives: The course is challenging in all the right ways, rewarding you with practical knowledge for your degree and future careers. Time and experience in laboratories for a lot of the chemistry subjects and opportunities to visit cadaver labs for biology based classes. The course can be used as a direct route to Doctor of Medicine study if you have the right GPA or get you into work as a healthcare scientist. It is a degree that is both full of practical knowledge and hands on experience.
Negatives: The negative aspects are in the lack of interactivity of the classes, with a large portion of the courses material given through lectures there isn't much of a dynamic style of teaching which can leave those with different learning styles behind or just generally feeling bored throughout the learning experience.
My advice to future students is: My best advice would be to begin studying each subject and lecture the day you have them. Don't let them pile up and try to cram because a vast majority of the classes in this course are content heavy and require you to have an in depth knowledge of both the concepts and ideas of the subject and be able to apply them in theoretical and clinical examples. As well as this, keeping up to date and studying each class and lecture as it comes will help you learn your other subjects as a lot of them mesh together in terms of the content
Positives: The learning is hands on and very interesting.
Negatives: There is a lot of content to be covered
My advice to future students is: Make sure you are completely devoted to your study and be prepared to put in a lot of hours.
Positives: The positive aspects are the topics that you get to focus on in trimester 2. They are very interesting and interactive.
Negatives: The time tables are terrible. Unless you live near the campus then you will have no time for much else other than staying on a bus and some partial work
My advice to future students is: Enroll into the classes as early as possible so that you can get the timetable you want. Also remember to stay on top of your work and uni doesn't seem so tough
Positives: They listened to what the students wanted and would change dates or time for assessments to help balance studying/work balance
Negatives: It was more of a bridging course or an extra degree to get into a degree that would get you into the workforce.
My advice to future students is: If you didnt get into the degree you wanted to, do this
Positives: It sets you up well for a wide variety of careers in medical science and the health field.
Negatives: It’s a bit difficult and stressful.
My advice to future students is: Only do it if you’re confident you can handle it.
Positive aspects of the Criminology and Criminal Justice degree is that it is interesting content and there are a lot of different electives available. There are also opportunities to apply to undertake internships for credit points. There are some good lecturers as well. The positive aspects of the Forensic Science degree are that you can choose to major in either forensic molecular biology or chemistry.
My advice to future students is: To seriously consider their job prospects upon completing The forensic science degree as job opportunities are basically non-existent
The content is very interesting and engaging if you have a passion for human health.
However, it is a very heavy workload and the examinations are quite difficult
My advice to future students is: To take the challenge, study hard and don’t lose focus of your goal
Most of the time the tutorials were good, but there were also times where they weren't ☹️
My advice to future students is: That time management is key
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