Liar! No one really cares about some accreditation by some unknown insititute.crystal_meth_au said:i strongly advise you to do it at CSU or UTS because the other degree's are not accredited by the australian institue of medical scientist and you may have trouble finding jobs as a scientific officer/hospital scientist
Kaz come to UNSW with me!!!kloudsurfer said:Now I cant decide what uni to put first on my preferences for Med Sci.
I had USYD at first, but that first year stuff sounds really boring. And then I was going to put ANU first...but now people are telling me that it sucks!
I guess ill just have to get intom Medicine then lol...
haha you'll have a hard time working in a public hospitals path lab as a scientific officer because AIMS or the "unknown institute lol" accredits medical scientists in australia, the highest job you can get in a path lab without it is senior technical officer.Survivor39 said:Liar! No one really cares about some accreditation by some unknown insititute.
We all pretty much learn the same thing and I doubt I'll have a hard time finding a job when I get my first class hons.
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like I was dissing AIMS, but I've seriously never heard of it. Some of the recruitment ads I've read in the past never mentioned that a science graduate must come from an AIMS-associated institute.crystal_meth_au said:haha you'll have a hard time working in a public hospitals path lab as a scientific officer because AIMS or the "unknown institute lol" accredits medical scientists in australia, the highest job you can get in a path lab without it is senior technical officer.
But yes you'll find a job with class one honors..you'll find a job in research
haha by the way i never lie (for all of thoes who are interested this is a link to the AIMS website which will give you a rundown on exactly what your getting yourself into if you study medsci http://www.aims.org.au/c/index.php?page=careers
On the upside there is rumours from up above that due to the fact people arnt becoming pathologists anymore there is a strong suggestion that soon in the future a masters degree in medical science will allow the scientist to diagnosis personally, histopathology and leukemia's which currently we palm off to the pathologist..so that would be much like the advanced practioners in the UK that arnt doctors but scientists like us...
My dream job. was... if I was to complete my current degree, a pathology lab would probably be the place I'd work.Survivor39 said:But luckily for me, I'm not interested in working in a path lab processing faecal specimens and patients' sputums or counting the number of infiltrating neutrophils in a tissue sample.
s-AINT said:My dream job. was... if I was to complete my current degree, a pathology lab would probably be the place I'd work.
Bacilli said:That's exactly right. It's like doing the HSC all over again.
med sci at usyd is terrible
How'd you get into med?
trade you med sci for med...
Wow you're so lucky!!Nobody Listened said:Samers.
But I found out yesterday that I just got a job working in a Pathology lab as entry level Lab-Assistant. w00tness, before I even finished my 1st year!
Yeah I was just thinking that too ...kloudsurfer said:I just might. Its starting to sound very tempting after what everyone is saying about Usyd and ANU...
No complaints about UNSW med sci? Anyone?
wow... ive always wanted to do science by distance ed thats kinda kewlkatie_tully said:If anybody else is curious, CSU has a fantastic Faculty of Biomedical Sciences.
There are a few MedSc degrees to pick from.
Bachelor of Medical Science - which has three branches. You can specialise in Pathology, Clinical Science or just do a generic Med Sc.
Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology)/Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology - 4 year degree which is what I'm doing
Bachelor of Medical Science/Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology - same as above, only it's a generic med sc degree instead of a pathology specialisation.
They're all based at CSU Wagga, unless you're feeling ambitious then you can do it by distance ed.
yeah but i guess i like studying alone and at random times rather than having lectureskatie_tully said:It's great, I'm doing mine by distance education. The hardest part is motivating yourself to do the work required, it's easy to fall into the rut of 'I'll do it later'.