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online biology classes?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by youngjock, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. youngjock

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    is there any places that offer online biology classes - the required biology classes for med. school?

    if there is one, how much does it cost?

    thanks.
     
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  3. Forensic Chick

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    The biology courses you need for medical school require labs -- can't do that online.
     
  4. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

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    all the labs are suck. I did not learn anything from them. I wish we had just a lecture hour instead.
     
  5. drjo2002

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    You can't learn biology without lab!! What about disections, histology slides, working with live animals, etc? you can't do that stuff in an additional hour of lecture. I learned the lecture material better because of hands on work in lab--I usually just slept through freshmen bio lecture.
     
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    I hated the damned labs. Gen bio labs are so removed from real science it's almost laughable. What did I learn in lab? Maybe how to go long periods of time being bored to tears.
     
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    May be it is just me because I went to a small school so our Biology department did not have a lot of money.
     
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    Labs SUCK. ALL of them (Biology, chem, organic, etc). They are long and painfull and never work half of the time. Often they require extensive write-ups or lab reports which only serves to heighten the pain.

    Also, I dont think there is any reason to dissect anything besides a cadaver. Who really cares what is in a starfish if you are going into medical school?
     
  9. Forensic Chick

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    Kirk - I couldn't agree with you more. My school also has a small budget so we've used the same torn up dead (not preserved) animals for lower division and upper division classes. I've just been really pissed off that an extra 5 hours of lab a week for gen chem and o-chem only result in one extra unit. Not fair!!! :mad:
     
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    labs resulted in 0 extra units at my school. 1 class = 1 unit (except p.e. = 1/2 unit). that means 1 music class = 1 english class = 1 pchem class = 1 organic class = 2 p.e. classes. ugh!! why on earth did i choose to be a chemistry major? i must have been crazy!
     

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