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is HUMAN BIOLOGY recommended course??

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by wkawk2416, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. wkawk2416

    wkawk2416 7+ Year Member

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    just wondering,, i am a rising junior but don't know what to take..

    i almost complete with my required courses..and looking for other courses

    to take..

    don't know exactly but i heard some professors saying it is one of those recommended course.. so help me out here..

    also other question.. it seems that human biology is pretty basic level class but is it okay to take in junior year? please help!!!:D
     
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  3. Dauber

    Dauber Big Baby Jesus 2+ Year Member

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    Yes & yes
     
  4. dmd2011

    dmd2011 Random Hero 5+ Year Member

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    at my school human bio is a class for non biology majors. you should see if your school has an upper level anatomy class, that would probably look better.
     
  5. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Most dentists don't work with humans, especially not DMDs so you'd probably be better off with Plant Physiology or the like
     
  6. PennPB

    PennPB 2+ Year Member

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    actually, plant taxanomy was the sh!t.

    but to be on topic, no, there is no need to take human bio. All that you'll need to know about human bio, will not be covered sufficiently in one undergrad semester. you're better off taking comparative animal anatomy and comparative physiology. why you might ask ? simple. the only thing you'll take (or even remember) from these undergrad courses are a foundation to better understand the coursework offered in d-school. in this situation, learning about shunting, the croc heart, boundary layers, embryologic development, anatomic homology, and etc across the species is far more valuable for an expansive conceptual framework.
     

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