Positives: In my opinion, the course offers a very challenging array of subjects - covering many topics related to chemistry, biology and physics. These array of subjects offers students great exposure into their potential future pathways (medicine and research), whilst helping them become more mature as people.
Negatives: Because of the exposure to many topics in the course, I believe that occasionally, some topics may get glanced over and not fully covered. Furthermore, this course encourages students to act more independently - much like that of the research world
My advice to future students is: I would advise potential future students to be truly passionate and dedicated towards science and come with an open, mature mind. If students wish to do Bio-medicine just because they want to go on to do medicine - then it may be better to do Biomedicine at Melbourne University; because in my opinion, Melbourne produces better doctors but Monash produces better researchers
Positives: Lots of learning experience if interested in topic, lots of career pathways
Negatives: Dead end if you’re not dedicated to pursue further learning
My advice to future students is: Have a plan on where you want to go
Positives: The course covers a range of units from microbiology to biophysics, therefore students gain a wide range of knowledge.
Negatives: Lacks proper pathways to employment. Students cannot really enter employment without doing further study.
My advice to future students is: Do a course which offers a range of subjects, but also maximises your chances of gaining employment straight away.
Positives: It's interesting as. Learning basically about human medicine.
Negatives: you will have to complete lots of reading and study a lot. The study is heaps big, I mean this is like pre-med so you should be willing to study tremendously if you wanna get good grades
My advice to future students is: Be willing to put in the work and attend all lectures!
Positives: The course is well structured, so as to expose us to various aspects of the research and medical world. The content is taught in an engaging manner with many different resources to aid learning. The lecturers and tutors are very helpful and answer all questions asked of them after lectures or classes and even on online forums.
Negatives: Sometimes the workload feels too heavy, and it can be hard to keep up and stay on top of your work. Sometimes class sizes feel a little too big, so it can be hard to ask tutors for help if needed as they are busy trying to help so many people.
My advice to future students is: I would tell future students to make sure you have written down assessment due dates as well as test dates in your calendar before semester starts, so that you can easily see when everything is due, and can put time aside well before the due date to complete them. Also allocate times for studying outside of uni to study and revise instead of simply putting it of till the end of semester. And finally,, put yourself out there and go talk to people, make friends, talk to your lecturers and tutors and make connections, because opportunities can arise from them.
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