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University College London 4.1 / 1058 reviews
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MPHY3012
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This module is split into two parts. The first covers the basic physics concepts mostly focussed on electronics and circuit theory (op amps, reactive and resistive sensors, filters, non-invasive and invasive blood pressure monitoring) but also including topics like piezoelectricity. This part is really well taught and assessed. The lecturer is clear and always open for consultation. The coursework requires you to apply the basic concepts from the lectures to an application such as a pressure transducer. You also need to consider the limitations and compromises for real world applications.

The second part is more application oriented. Topics like pulse oximetry, Doppler monitoring, ultrasound and measurement of electrolyte levels. This part isn't as clearly taught but the assessment is fairly straightforward. Even though the teaching can be improved, all the information needed for end of year assessment is in the lecture notes. The coursework for this part is an essay.

Overall, initial prerequisite level is about that of A level Physics.

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CHEM1603
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This is a good example of a fluent build up on a-level content. We are taught fundamentals of chemistry that we will need as we pursue the study of biological sciences. So chemistry is kept within the the context of its application in biology. However we are also given a small taste of what is not needed for examination and what goes beyond our career path such as the quantum mechanics behind the wave nature of electrons.

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MBBS11106
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Most teaching is delivered in lecture format, with some problem classes and 2 tutorials (one on GI tract physiology, one on renal physiology). There are also a few cadaveric dissection sessions for abdomen anatomy, and a prosection session for the pelvis and perineum. Compared to the previous modules in 1st year (Foundations of Health and Medical Practice, Infections & Defence, and Circulation and Breathing), there are a lot of chemicals, hormones, enzymes, ion channels, drugs, etc. to memorise, but this can be made manageable once you develop an effective learning technique, such as flashcards.

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BIOL2002
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This module was a very exciting practical course. We started in the park Hampstead Heath in London, learning research techniques of surveying arthropods, birds, and trees. After this, we went up to Scotland (to Pitlochry) and conducted further research there. The landscape was beautiful, there were many birds that we learnt to identify by their songs, and we enjoyed a very nice and chill week with free evenings to explore the mountains by our own. At the end of the week, we chose a research project and did everything from sampling to analyzing the data, writing reports and presenting the results orally in two days. And finally, after these two intense days, we went all together to a pub that was 1 hour away from the field centre walking through the mountain, and had drinks with the teachers, which was very very fun. Overall, an amazing course, very different from any other one that you'll do.

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GEOG3071
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The professor who teaches this course is exceptionally supportive and enthusiastic about his subject, which helps reflect when being taught it and makes it more enjoyable. With all the recent political events, it was kept current and fresh (i.e. including Greece's recent Oxi vote and post-politics within the EU). Furthermore, the last lecture was a revision lecture in which he went through all the political theories and political events, the ways to apply them in coursework/examsn and also provided a revision pack which many professors had not done.

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PHAS2130
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This module was definitely one of the best ones I've taken here. You go through 3 projects and have to write reports based on the data you have procured. In one of them, by using a program you simulate the light curves coming from a binary system and from it you have to determine the distance and properties of the stars involved. In another one I had to use the robotic telescope to take images of different galaxies in various filters and then combine the images into a coloured one which showed me the process which scientists take to colour images from Hubble for example. The marking is very loose (not moderated) so it is easy to have a good grade on it. I've found the supervisor extremely friendly and liked the module a lot.

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PALS1004
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While the content of this module was truly very challenging and difficult, the preparation of our professor and his teaching was close to perfection. Lectures were engaging and motivating to do extra reading. The materials provided online gave a great overview and some specifics so they were fully sufficient to be very well prepared for lectures in advance. The coursework we had to write was challenging but just about the right level of complexity to test how well we understood the material covered. It also included a lot of independent research and a factor of creativity. Overall, I was happy to realise that some disciplines which I could not even consider to be interesting or easy later on appeared to be so useful and understandable.

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MSIN7013
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This was a fantastic course and one of my favourite modules. It focussed on how to understand, capture and manage innovation. It will equip students with an understanding of how innovation emerges and how to make sense of it

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Anonymous

This course was a very interesting one, yet I don't know if the way it was teached enable to enjoy it at its maximum. The whole module consists on finding the story hidden beneath a given object. This means, exploring an object from many different disciplines in order to gain a deep insight of this one. In my case for example I had a Rhinoceros skull and so I needed to look at the economics of the biology of the specie but also at the ilegal poaching of the specie for its horn and the social implications of this practice.

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PHAR3005
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The module has interesting content and is unique in the scale kid the whole department because it diverses from heavy neuroscience focus of all other modules. Used to be taught in collaboration with KCL but that didn't hasten this year which I think is a loss.

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