University of Adelaide reviews

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Positives: What makes this course great is the freedom that it provides. For students who want to get into a health profession but aren't sure exactly where they want to go then Health and Medical Science is a great course for them. I want to swap into studying medicine and have found Health and Medical Science to be a great starter by allowing me to explore not only human biology but also giving me 'tasters' of other degrees with the wide variety of electives that are allowed.

Negatives: Sometimes too much freedom can be a bad thing. I personally just wanted to study human biology and that is all but found that I was forced to study areas that I wasn't interested in and ended up receiving bad scores due to my lack of interest and difficulty in finding motivation for them.

My advice to future students is: If you want to study something in the Health and Medical Science filed but you are not sure where exactly you want to then Health and Medical Science is a great stepping stone to get you into your desired field. However, if getting into medical research isn't for you, then this degree should only be a stepping stone and not a career path.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Lots of placements and early on in then degree
33rd best nursing school in the world
Best nursing school in the state
Small cohort

Negatives: Unorganised
Don’t listen to us
Not flexible
Never replies to emails
Messes us around

My advice to future students is: Do not get a job (while studying), you don’t have time. Be prepared for little support.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: The content studied is directed to your chosen pathways i.e post grad medicine and/ or public health/psychology. You have the opportunity to study so many aspects of the health and medical science field. (anatomy, physiology, pathology, public health, psychology and more) Also this course allows you to discover your passions in the medical and health field as its so broad

Negatives: Not having as many options to choose from in certain semesters in terms of classes

My advice to future students is: Study hard. Its not an easy course but you will find your passion within this course as there are so many options to choose from

Completing in 2019

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Positive: There is a lot of variety and choice to how you lead your university degree, from choosing your majors and minors and experimenting with different courses. It also allows you to experiment with other areas using your open electives (eg. Studying Sciences instead of Arts) and decide what is the right degree and major pathway for you alone.

Negative: A lot of the compulsory courses drag and do not seem to affect personal study much. One of my major compulsory subjects has few hours, and I feel as though I am not learning any new material, yet it is a compulsory subject.

Overlapping courses are also an issue as compulsory subjects may sometimes be extremely similar to that of a previous course, but have been forced to repeat causing additional expenses. As these add relatively big fees to a degree they can be quite demotivating and unimpressive.

My advice to future students is: If there are any major subjects or areas you are interested in, fill them in your open electives in your first year. Do not start with a lazy attitude as it can significantly slow down your progress and reach out to additional resources (eg. PASS 'peer assisted study sessions,' or Math and Writing learning centres)

Completing in 2021

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A good enjoyable course which gives you real life experience. The course work is simple enough and isn't too strenuous however placements are.

My advice to future students is: Make sure you organise you placements early!

Completing in 2020

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Hard course with a lot of work that needs to be done away from Uni. Difficult content and very full on.

My advice to future students is: Make sure that you stay on top of the work.

Completing in 2020

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The best part of this course is the great hands on experience involved.

Stay motivated because the book work can be quite boring and not interesting.

My advice to future students is: Keep on top of your work and go to every lecture.

Completing in 2021

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It's a hard course that goes for a long duration, but you get some great hands on experience at Uni.

My advice to future students is: Take on every opportunity offered to you.

Completing in 2022

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Positive - good lecturers, interesting subjects, practical lessons
Negative - no placement, not a clear idea about job outcomes

My advice to future students is: Find your own placement and ask lots of questions about future job prospects

Completed in 2015

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Positive - very broad, allows for a lot of independence and diverse options
Negative - no direction into future pathways

My advice to future students - Have an idea of what you want to get out of it

Completing in 2020

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