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Positives: Freedom to learn and branch off into different areas of interests. Flexibility of classes in person and online

Negatives: Very fast paced

My advice to future students is: Study hard

Completing in 2022

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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.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: I feel as though they are preparing me well for the workforce so that I am not underprepared, the courses are well structured, there is a wealth of resources we are given access to that ensures everyone has the opportunity to succeed

Negatives: workload is quite intense, a fair amount of lectures aren’t recorded, course advice is quite difficult to navigate

My advice to future students is: stay on top of your studies as best you can because it’s very easy to fall behind, prescribed readings are critical in all subjects, to succeed i think you have to find some sort of joy in what you’re doing, also don’t be afraid to seek help

Completing in 2021

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Positives: I feel as though they are preparing me well for the workforce so that I am not underprepared, the courses are well structured, there is a wealth of resources we are given access to that ensures everyone has the opportunity to succeed

Negatives: workload is quite intense, a fair amount of lectures aren’t recorded, course advice is quite difficult to navigate

My advice to future students is: stay on top of your studies as best you can because it’s very easy to fall behind, prescribed readings are critical in all subjects, to succeed i think you have to find some sort of joy in what you’re doing, also don’t be afraid to seek help

Completing in 2021

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Positives: You can tailor the course to you're specific area of study and interest so you really enjoy what you study, as there are so many possible units to select from. The structure of each uni is also very well organised and flexible for busy timetables

Negatives: Often all assignments due are lined up in the same week so it can be difficult to not feel overwhelmed and stressed, some weeks I have nothing due and then all the sudden there's like 10 assignments needed to be done in 2 weeks

My advice to future students is: Stay on top of you're lectures at the end of each week whether you attend them or not otherwise you're never going to fully catch up and always feel unprepared for workshops and assignments

Completing in 2019

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Positives: It is very flexible for people who want to try out different areas of science. From physics, microbiology, psychology, zoology, chemistry etc. But if you know what you want to specialize in, the course progression is easy to follow and there are many areas of interests to choose from. Lots of study activities to help students at every level to learn to the best of their ability. Great atmosphere to meet other students and make friends who have similar interests to you.

Negatives: The location, Clayton campus is located in the eastern suburbs so it’s a bit of a commute if you live on the other side of town. Public transport is a hassle as there’s no direct trains or trams there and parking is limited. Some units, courses and degrees are only offered at one campus. For example Bachelor or Pharmacy is done at Parkville campus.

My advice to future students is: definitely do research into the course you’re thinking of studying and the progression, so possible subjects you’ll be required to take, whether electives are available, the length of your course and whether any other university offers similar courses. Monash is great with flexibility as it does offer double degrees, which is a great option to look into. Also talk to course counsellors and the student services about your future studies and what careers it can lead to.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: This course allows you to major in a variety of fields relevant to scientific research.

Provided hands on experience in wet lab techniques that are relevant and crucial for laboratory work in current workplaces.

Sound overviews of Occupational Health and Safety (OH and S) policies and Good Laboratory practices (GLP) two key requirements for scientific research.

Negatives: The wide variety of subjects on offer made it difficult to choose a specific field to major in.

My advice to future students is: In your first year choose a wide variety of subjects as possible and then focus your attention and choose subjects that you love and excel at.

Completed in 2008

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Positives: The course provides a great introduction to a foundation science degree. It offered ample flexibility to select from a range of units, that lends the student to a career in various fields involving science. The course affords students the options to also select elective subjects from other faculties which provides a platform for either further study in a different field, or simply, retaining student engagement in the course.

Negatives: Whilst the course provides ample opportunity to select units from other faculties, the course offered limited variation of subjects within the earlier years.

My advice to future students is: Students should consider the Bachelor of Science course as an introductory degree. It offers a wide range of subjects and great flexibility. However, the course itself did not secure me a permanent ongoing position of employment. It did however, provide me a pathway into a different career which I am still thoroughly enjoying after eight years of work.

Completed in 2009

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Positives: there are a lot of pretty cool experiments each semester and It's easy to apply what you learn in class to your life eg. When I finished my immunology. Every time I get sick I can sort of figure out what's wrong with me and how can I recover faster

Negatives: The total weekly class time is too long. Others may have about 20 hours. I usually have about 28 hours per week

My advice to future students is: Practice your skills of math before you choose science

Completing in 2020

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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!

Completing in 2021

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