This is the subject I am studying at Anglia Ruskin University. I love it, it takes all the best bits (imho)of biology and medicine and combines them into one course. It took me a while before I knew what I wanted to study. My A levels are in Psychology, History and Politics and for quite a long time this is where I thought I wanted to be (academically speaking), but then whilst out of work I applied for a job as a trainee pharmacy technician, got the job did my NVQ level3 in pharmacy services and regained the love for biology I had whilst as school. After my GCSE’s I was told by my biology teacher that I would never pass a biology A level so it was not worth my starting one. God, how I would like to show her my uni results right now (i believe I am borderline 1st/2:1 at the moment) and just go ‘Hah!’.
I originally applied to study Forensic Science but due to my lack of science A levels had to do a Foundation year before I could start my Bsc, during this year I learnt a lot about uni life (both social and academic) and discovered that forensi science had a high chemistry content (not my fave) and decided to change to biomed instead – realizing that if i still wanted to go into forensic science I could do a Masters after in an area I really enjoyed. On a more practical note, it would be easier to get a job with a biomedical science degree behind than a forensic science degree. I am glad that I took this choice I love biomed and have discovered a love and talent for medical microbiology. I still have a an interest in forensics and was really upset when the module credit was changed I was unable to take forensic pathology module.
I have some great modules lined up for next year including: Microbial Pathogenicity, Medical Microbiology and Human Pathology, along with one I’m not so entralled about – Molecular Cell Biology. Oh well can’t have it all.
See ya all tomorrow for C is for….