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Old 02-26-2010, 02:45 AM   #11
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i believe that it is impt to study what u want/interested in. I have friends who chose courses out of practically (job prospects, nobility, pay), but some regretted halfway as they just didn't enjoy wad they were learning and couldn't imagine doing something against their interest all their life. but of course, cant dive into something that u think would get u no where...
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:02 PM   #12
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True, I agree with you too! I really feel that choosing a course that is suitable for oneself is not easy at all!
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:58 PM   #13
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Bosty: I agree with you. Interest comes first. For this reason, I am still adamant about doing life sciences despite the bleak situation of life sciences industry in singapore. i'm fully aware that this basic degree can be applied to non-related jobs, so it is not the end of my interest.
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:56 PM   #14
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how is life science different or same to pharmacy? anyone please advise! many thanks(:
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:22 AM   #15
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how is life science different or same to pharmacy? anyone please advise! many thanks(:
Pharm is more focused on biomedical sciences. Learn the human anatomy and its physiology. And only with the understand of how our body works, can we use chemistry to ratify anomalies.

Life sciences on the other hand, is more general. Learn ecology, the food chain, the long latin genus & species names. Also a further studying of wad u learnt mainly in Alvl, microbiology - Dealing with virus & bacterias, the way the reproduce, infect, mutate, etc. And of course, biomedical sciences some anatomy here n there.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:54 PM   #16
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Hi guys, just wanto update myself on the criteria for entering this course. Can anyone tell me abt that?

And what abt the career paths that are available? OVerseas or local prospect is better?

Just two short qns that i hope to get enlightenment. thanks!
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:05 PM   #17
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Typically, Straight Bs could get u into the course. But u would be of the lower 10% of the cohort. What are ur grades?

Career paths would of course be in the research field. But being a general degree, means it could get u probably in many other places, even in unrelated occupations (eg. HR, Media designs)

For further studies, master n PHD could be for specialisation of a certain field of Biology, and it gets more specialised as u go. Still, there are post-grad options - Veterianary, Post-grad Med, Health Care. Look around other unis, esp overseas one.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:26 PM   #18
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hey! i gt BBB/C D'u think i can be accepted into nus biomedical or nus biological chem?
can we use ur o level subj to back us up? n do u think its advisable to sit for SAT for a back-up as well?
i also get very confused b/w biological science & biological chem...r they same?
Is life science the same as biological science and biomedical science?
i like to study a course that intertwin bio(more of the human body) and chemistry. which kind of course best fit the description?
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:28 PM   #19
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Thanks Bosty! that was really useful. sorry but i have another question that may not be related to the topic of this thread. What is the difference between medicine and pharmacy? is it true that pharmacy are full of dentistry and medicine rejects? Really hope u can advise me!

Xin91..there's biological sc, biomedical sc and biological chem in NUS? u mean as a single degree? i thot only NTU have biological sc degree? O.O
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:33 PM   #20
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wah~ I think I see some potential coursemates here =D

I've been much decided on coming into Life sciences, but I've got a few last questions to ask

Is there...
1. More emphasis on theory over lab work?
2. A lot of group assignments, or is it a more solo curriculum?

And..
how big are the lecture groups& seminar sizes?

Lastly, (even though everyone will say that there's not much)
what's the diff between the course offered in NUS and the one offered by NTU?
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