Friday, September 28, 2007


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Have been kind of busy these days with lectures and assignments, but life's still great here. This's gonna be a very boring post i guess. So, have you guys ever wondered how's life as a medical student? Like what my Microbiology lecturer, Dr Sidhu said, "Life sucks, tough, shit! " ? Well, it's just the matter whether you've enjoyed it or not. Haha. Just a little bit of introduction on the subjects i'll be learning thoughout my 2 years of pre-clinical medical studies in this post. FYI, the whole MBBS programme will takes about 5 years where the first 2 years we study on pre-clinical sciences and the remaining 3 years on clinical studies where we have go for practical training eg. surgery through hospital attachments.

Anatomy: Primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the adult human body.
Histology: The study of tissue sectioned as a thin slice, using a microtome. It can be described as microscopic anatomy.
Pathology: study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, cells and bodily fluids.
Embryology: The study of the development of an embryo. An embryo is defined as any vertebrate in a stage before birth or hatching.
Physiology: Study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of a human body.
Biochemistry: The study of the chemical processes in a human body.
Microbiology: Study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms.
Virology: Considered a part of microbiology or of pathology, is the study of biological viruses and virus-like agents: their structure and classification, their ways to infect and exploit cells for virus reproduction, the diseases they cause, the techniques to isolate and culture them, and their potential uses in research and therapy.
Parasitology: Study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them.
Immunology: Broad branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms.
Epidemiology: Study of factors affecting the health and illness of populations, and serves as the foundation and logic of interventions made in the interest of public health and preventive medicine.
Anthropology: Study of humanity, medical ethics etc.
Hematology: branch of physiology, pathology, clinical laboratory, internal medicine, and pediatrics that is concerned with the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases.
Pharmacology: Study of how drugs interact with living organisms to produce a change in function.

OMG. I just realised that theres still so many of them which i can't think of now. It's only for a merely 2 years of pre-clinical studies! We still have radiology, cardiology, anaesthesiology, neurology, gynaecology, gastroenterology, opthamology etc etc going on for our remaining 3 years of clinical studies! Ahhh. The reason we studied so much? It is to save lives and to contribute to the society. Life won't be as easy as the past anymore. Sigh. So, cool doctors also study hard one a'rite? Haha.


Princess Eileen said...

Cool doctors also study hard right? Haha... of coz... I aint a doctor also I study hard :P Okay, I guess among the subjects you mentioned, only biochemistry and microbiology I will understand if you speak of them. Not going to study genetics? That's one of my fav wor...

SHAUN NG said...

Hahaha. Yeah yeah. Have to study really hard just to pass the exam. Microbiology is okay but i dun really like biochem. Needs alot of understanding. Haha. Oh yeah! Genetics! Forgot to place that in. So many more subjects la. Stresss. Yeah genetic's interesting. Talking bout inheritance and stuff like dat. lol. you might be able to consult me 2 yrs later on it? Hahaha!

Princess Eileen said...

Haha... you consult me? Wakaka... 2 years later, really everything throw into the toilet bowl & flush away lor. I like genetic linkage and the mapping. Oh biochem is a headache, we used to have the very big map of all the "roundabouts" of the mechanisms in the body system, all the breakdown of the glucose/phosphates etc... All I can say is GOOD LUCK!!!

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