Positives: The faculty is very supportive, the practical components of the course compliment the theory very well. The course also involved prac work which is super helpful for gaining much needed industry experience.
Negatives: Some of the tests contained questions that were not in the course material
My advice to future students is: Network with other students in the same course from day one. Making friends will benefit you soooo much.
Positives: First year content is really fun, mixed in with people from other health science degrees not just your own.
Negatives: There can be some gaps between lecture content and workshop content which is annoying
My advice to future students is: Make sure you ask your lecturer as much as you can, email them etc and try get as much info so you aren’t stuck on one topic forever
Positives: It is very broad, so allows students to experience many aspects of human biology and realise what they are interested in most, as well as being a good pathway course to get into medicine
Negatives: It involves chemistry :(((((
My advice to future students is: Do chemistry in year 11 and 12, so you don’t have to learn it all in 6 months
The positive aspects of my course include the diversity of knowledge gained. This field requires and trains you in physics, chemistry, geology, mathematics, computer science and more. Another positive are the links to industry. Curtin's Department of Exploration Geophysics is heavily involved in the industry, so the knowledge, experience and insights can be passed directly onto student.
The strongest negative of my course is the lack of organisation that is involved in the structuring and delivering of individual units. Not all units, but some in particular are incredibly disorganised.
Another negative is the lack of elective units. The degree simply tries to cram far too much into a 3 year degree. The only solution is to make it a four year course
My advice to future students is: Be diligent and disciplined. Keep on top of your work and seek help when you need it. This is a very difficult and intense course, and you cannot cruise through it. It will challenge you, but it is worth it.
The curtin oasis website makes uni very simple in that everything you need is in one place. All your study notes practice questions, all recorded lectures and assignments are all available in one place.
Another positive about this course is that it teaches you fundamentals of coding which is extremely useful in life even if you dont know how to code perfectly the knowledge of how it works is useful.
The negative aspect of this course is that id say it requires a high level of focus at times, you have to be ready to get into an assignment every week and really get into them, as assignments are up to 50% of the mark.
My advice to future students is: If you have concentration problems, go see a psyc.
Take a year or more off until you develop the motivation to commit to uni.
Positive: the course has a broad first year giving you a chance to explore various disciplines, before becoming more specific later.
Negative: The timings are a bit hard for labs etc.
My advice to future students is: Take all opportunities
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