Why I chose Medical Science at ARU


Faculty: Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Allied Health
Course: BSc (Hons) Medical Science
Category: Allied and public health

8 February 2021

I chose to study Medical Science at ARU for a multitude of reasons. When I visited ARU at an Open Day, I instantly knew it was where I wanted to go.

ARU stood out to me from other universities because of how much focus there was on support for students. I knew that the kind of support they offered would help me excel and allow me to do as well as I possibly could.

Medical Science as a course stood out to me because of its links to medicine. One day I hope to become a doctor, and for me this course provides an insight into the more scientific aspects of what medicine is. I was so happy to find a course which allowed me to study something I was so passionate about.

Now I have started ARU, it has really indicated to me just how much I can’t wait to pursue a career into medicine. We are given presentations, essays and exams, which are all different ways for us to show our tutors our knowledge on the subject. Group work can be a great opportunity to bounce off each other with new and different ideas.

At A-Level I took Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. I particularly loved biopsychology, which looks at neurons in the brain and how different psychological disorders change the neurochemistry of the brain.

On my Medical Science course, we have looked at the brain and the central nervous system, which links back to what I have previously learned in Psychology. This was really interesting for me as I got to learn even more about it on a deeper level and look at parts of the brain more intricately.

We have also learned about different anatomical terms, blood, the endosymbiotic theory, clinical immunology and more! It is a great course with so much knowledge to learn about many different topics all to do with the body.

There are also links throughout the modules and lessons which give a clinical perspective or talk about different case studies within a medical setting. This really helps me learn as it gives me a scenario to think about when I am studying the material or revising.

I think this course is great for anyone who is really interested in the medical aspect of science and the effects of this on our body.


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