Positives: In depth learning into biological processes with real hands on experience
Negatives: Time consuming
My advice to future students is: The more time you put in the better to will do
Positives: Lots of choice, passionate lecturers, good tutors, and they take you into great detail with the content of each course. There's also a lot of other extra options you can take to enrich the experience, like doing extra research courses.
Negatives: Some of the first year courses had way too much content, and some of the group work assignments were difficult when the groups were made too large.
My advice to future students is: If you are going to study science at UQ, try and join some extra groups so that your experience is broadened, especially in the first few years of study so you can find an area that you are most interested in.
I majored in Ecology.
Positives: The tutors are so friendly, and the the other people on the course are all on your wavelength, and people are generally really friendly around the campus.
Negatives: It's seriously expensive, and there is too much workload and the deadlines really are deadlines with no movement on dates.
My advice to future students is: Make time for yourself and try to have time to kickback and relax.
Positives: The course was very informative and ensured that all the students learn anatomy and physiology and a high standard before continuing on to more specific aspects of this course. There were several assessments worth small amounts in each course which allowed students to make up marks with less stress.
Negatives: The prac opportunities were good, however we were expected to do 400 hours of prac over a very short amount of time. This was very stressful and tiring when combined with studies and other assessments.
My advice to future students is: Make the most of contacts during prac - this is the best way to increase your job prospects in future.
Positives: It’s what I want to do and so I’m motivated to study, I also love the campus and the coffee
My advice to future students is: Live in Brisbane and have enough money to buy coffee
Positives: It was the right level of challenging, was very interesting and allowed for a choice in aspects of the field you're interested in
Negatives: Without the Honours year, the bachelor degree itself doesn't leave you ready to work in a science environment like research. The practical element is not at all similar to how research is (I did Honours and now work in research)
My advice to future students is: Make sure it's what you want to do because to make a career out of it requires a lot of time and dedication
I studied biomedical science (Honours).
Positives: I think the course was very thorough, and made me really well versed in a lot of aspects of biomedical science (my major). A lot of it was very interesting, and theory-wise, it prepared me very well for medicine, which I always intended to go on to. Having the honours year was highly beneficial because it taught me what being a scientist actually was, and I got to learn a huge amount about research, and I even went to a conference at the end of it (not everyone would get to, but quite likely if you actively try!).
Negatives: I think a lot of people go into science (especially biomedical science) because they have an interest in human biology but aren't sure what to do, and I wouldn't recommend it to those people. The OP requirement isn't high but that's because being such a general course, their intake is huge. The content is quite hard and a lot of work has to be put in. The contact hours are long as well. So unless you want to go into a science career as a researcher, or you intend to do medicine after, I wouldn't hugely recommend it. Even if you do intend to do medicine after, it's super valuable but if you don't get in, you're left with little options for work after, especially if you don't do honours.
My advice to future students is: I sort of said it already in the other section, but don't go into it unless you want to be a scientist, or as a pre-med course. It's a lot of work. It's very interesting though, and you'll come out with a lot of knowledge.
Positives: It challenges you and forces you to work hard for your grade
Negatives: It’s very full on and difficult to keep on top of all the work
My advice to future students is: Apply yourself and stay on top of all your study. Constantly revise your notes
Positives: I am treated like an adult, and it expands my knowledge in the forensics section
Negatives: not much help and harder
My advice to future students is: try as hard as you can and just hang in there, it'll be worse it all in the end
Positives: The positive aspects of this course is that it is allowing me to transfer into Veterinary Science next year. It also contains 2 subjects that give credit for Vet Science, and it is also a very broad degree with many majors so there is a lot to choose from
Negatives: The subjects are quite boring, but that is to be expected for 1st year classes
My advice to future students is: Don’t follow the recommended list of subjects if you’re trying to get into Vet Science
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