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'What papers should I do at UoO for graduate entry' Chat/enquiries

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Hey guys, I'm a HSFY student this year and I don't think I'll get into med (my grades are very low). I'm applying to do BSci next year (hoping to apply for med through grad entry later). I'm thinking of majoring in Microbiology and minoring in Public Health. Does anyone know much about these papers and are they a good idea to take for postgrad entry? Thank you in advance! :)
 

ThaDarkRose

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Hey guys, I'm a HSFY student this year and I don't think I'll get into med (my grades are very low). I'm applying to do BSci next year (hoping to apply for med through grad entry later). I'm thinking of majoring in Microbiology and minoring in Public Health. Does anyone know much about these papers and are they a good idea to take for postgrad entry? Thank you in advance!
200 level Microbiology
Semester 1 MICR221 is relatively easy - different people have different opinions. This year(2019) my friend scored 40/40 for both internal test, my other friend scored 39/40 for both internal test. Final test is slightly harder, respectively my friends got A+ and A. Hence hardwork/effort in = results out.
Semester 2 MICR223 is a weird one - lots of interesting pathways (debatable) - hard to do well in, lots of rote learning of the microbes etc.
regret taking this paper. Hard work in =/= (does not equal) to results. I scraped an A-, my lowest mark so far. My 2 friends both got A, and both did not like the paper.
 

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ThaDarkRose

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Hey I am going to take 6 300 level papers & 4 200 level papers in 2020.
Does anyone know any 300 level papers that do not clash with Bsc PHAL major? Turns out I cannot pick any 300 level ANAT paper with PHAL 300 level papers at all...
Looking for 2 more 300 level papers that do not clash with PHAL 300 level papers.

I've taken PHSL231, ANAT241, PHAL211, ANAT242, ANAT243, MICR223, PHAL212 (if any questions on these paper I'm more than happy to give my opinion/structure of these papers
 

Filifalcon

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Hey I am going to take 6 300 level papers & 4 200 level papers in 2020.
Does anyone know any 300 level papers that do not clash with Bsc PHAL major? Turns out I cannot pick any 300 level ANAT paper with PHAL 300 level papers at all...
Looking for 2 more 300 level papers that do not clash with PHAL 300 level papers.

I've taken PHSL231, ANAT241, PHAL211, ANAT242, ANAT243, MICR223, PHAL212 (if any questions on these paper I'm more than happy to give my opinion/structure of these papers
Check if you have the prerequisites for some MICR papers and if they don't clash with PHAL. Same with PHSL300.
 

Gemma

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Hey I am going to take 6 300 level papers & 4 200 level papers in 2020.
Does anyone know any 300 level papers that do not clash with Bsc PHAL major? Turns out I cannot pick any 300 level ANAT paper with PHAL 300 level papers at all...
Looking for 2 more 300 level papers that do not clash with PHAL 300 level papers.

I've taken PHSL231, ANAT241, PHAL211, ANAT242, ANAT243, MICR223, PHAL212 (if any questions on these paper I'm more than happy to give my opinion/structure of these papers
How was PHAL211? My friends told me to stay away from PHAL as its hard but I am a Neuro major and feel like a huge gap is missing in my knowledge from not doing any PHAL. I would be doing 2 300 and another 200 level paper during that semester. Is it more about memorising or understanding and applying knowledge? And is it a big workload compared to other 200 lvl papers (i've done ANAT, PHSL etc.)? Thanks :)
 

ThaDarkRose

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How was PHAL211? My friends told me to stay away from PHAL as it's hard but I am a Neuro major and feel like a huge gap is missing in my knowledge from not doing any PHAL. I would be doing 2 300 and another 200 level paper during that semester. Is it more about memorizing or understanding and applying knowledge? And is it a big workload compared to other 200 lvl papers (I've done ANAT, PHSL etc.)? Thanks :)
PHAL211 is supposedly a hard paper, I personally didn't like how there was a post-lab assessment for every lab. Labs were 4 hours long, but you can leave 1.5 hours in. PHAL211 is mostly learning and understanding, less application. Honestly, not too bad. I scored an 88, assessments are marked nicely. In my opinion, was my hardest 1st sem paper compare to PHSL231 and ANAT241. PHAL211 also overlaps a lot with PHSL231, as it goes into depth on receptors which is nice. Possible to do well. PHAL212 is easier by a far margin.
 

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Hey, was just wondering what are some nice second year papers to fill my year with that are relatively easy to do well in (I know that no paper is easy but some are compared to others), i've ben told that some of the 200 level STAT and CHEM aren't too bad? Cheers in advance
 
Hey, was just wondering what are some nice second year papers to fill my year with that are relatively easy to do well in (I know that no paper is easy but some are compared to others), i've ben told that some of the 200 level STAT and CHEM aren't too bad? Cheers in advance
would recommend ANTH203! More science-based ones could be HUNT241, BIOC223 and GENE222. MICR221 isn't too bad if you keep on top of work :) I haven't done any 200 level STAT or CHEM but have heard from friends that 200 level STAT is a good option if you like maths
 

Gemma

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Hey, was just wondering what are some nice second year papers to fill my year with that are relatively easy to do well in (I know that no paper is easy but some are compared to others), i've ben told that some of the 200 level STAT and CHEM aren't too bad? Cheers in advance
Ive been looking into SPEX205, EDUC252, PSME201 and PUBH202 - these sound like they'd all be okay from the descriptions, but if anyone has taken any of these i'd love to know how you found them!

I would recommend looking at BIOA201 for second year too.
 

Filifalcon

I'm funny apparently
For summer school, I recommend Forb201. Probably one of the most fun papers I've done. If you add Bioa201 to this during summer school, I'll be honest it is difficult to get A+ on both.

I recommend taking Stat210 as well during the semester. It doesn't have plussage and I did screw up the internals (since I didn't do any work for it) but the finals is easy if you actually do the work. Stat210 content is quite minimal which is why I managed to cover everything in a week prior to the exam. Did well enough in the finals that I still got an A+.

I haven't done Gene222 but I wish I should have. I hear it is probably one of the easiest 200 level papers out there. Some of my friends have said that it is the highest mark they've ever gotten in any paper they've done for their degrees which includes 100 level papers.
 

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Filifalcon

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All in all, however, I do only see those people do well in their papers because they actually liked it. Some friends do well in an "easy" paper like Gene222 or Stat210 but other friends do not because they don't like it.

Imo it's best to choose a paper you like that will open up a pathway to 300 level papers you may also want to do. 300 level papers are weighted more. Choose a paper you will like in 200 and 300. At the end of the day, an A in one 200 and one 300 level paper is better than an A+ in one 200 and an A- in one 300 level paper.


Tldr: 300 level papers are weighted more. Stop having tunnel vision for only 200 level papers.
 

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