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MCB H1 Notes (CELL BIOLOGY)

Written by Tiffany

This set of notes comprise of materials from the third module of MCB. it covers all of the dot poi...

26 pages, 6279 words

MCB H1 Notes (GENETICS)

Written by Tiffany

Complete notes for module 2 of the subject. Covers all lectures in the topic. notes include these...

62 pages, 14830 words

MCB H1 Notes (BIOCHEM)

Written by Tiffany

topics covered - enzymes - carbohydrates - glycolysis - gluconeogenesis - fermentation - Krebs...

41 pages, 7846 words

BIOM20001 Topic 4 Notes

Written by Jonathan

A highly detailed review of topic 4 course notes with added diagrams and colour coding for better cl...

50 pages, 11558 words

BIOM20001 Topic 3 Notes

Written by Jonathan

A highly detailed, yet direct and concise revision of the lecture notes for topic 3 of Molecular cel...

28 pages, 6400 words

MCB H1 notes Topic 2

Written by Isabella

These summary notes are incredibly detailed and comprehensive, they cover all topic 2 lectures in de...

14 pages, 4675 words

MCB H1 notes Topic 1

Written by Isabella

These summary notes are incredibly detailed and comprehensive, they cover all topic 1 lectures in de...

17 pages, 4703 words

H1 (85) POST-MST-1 Complete Notes for MCB

Written by Ryan

Stunning summary notes for MCB. Nail your double credit subject with these great notes and spend you...

190 pages, 46672 words

H1 (85) MST-1 Comprehensive Notes for MCB

Written by Ryan

Stunning summary notes for MCB. Nail your double credit subject with these great notes and spend you...

136 pages, 31383 words

CAL Notes for MCB

Written by Ryan

Complete CAL notes for the first 3 CALS, weren't allowed to take notes etc from CAL4. Helps with...

14 pages, 2277 words

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Reviews

MCB has so far been the subject I found most enjoyable throughout my undergrad. It's very well coordinated, the content is super interesting and it is overall a very rewarding subject. Though it is content heavy and it is by no means an "easy" subject, you'll find that the content flows well, it is manageable and the effort you put into the subject really pays off in the marks.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

A really wonderful subject overall. Although it is content heavy and requires lots of memorization it is also one of the most rewarding subjects. It covers biochemistry, genetics, pathology, immunology and microbiology. It provides great foundation knowledge if you want to pursue a career in medicine, research or other health sciences.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

As everyone says, it is a GREAT subject. Packed with content, sometimes the lecture slides seem endless, but still, it was a very well-organised, interesting subject. One tip is to form a study group where you can discuss lecture materials with your peers. Attempting to explain something yourself, and correcting each other, is the best way you can maximise your understanding, especially in a full-on subject like this. (warning: very easy to fall behind so be mentally prepared!)

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

One of the hardest subjects I've ever done, but also one of the best, and undoubtedly the most rewarding. While I did say I found it hard, I also found it very manageable - yes, there's a lot of content, but if you keep on top of it week by week you'll be fine. What made it so great were the lecturers - all experts in their field, and with plenty of experience lecturing (and it showed!). The content itself was super interesting, and being able to recognise links between different subject areas once you'd learnt it all was so rewarding. I know people do a lot of fear-mongering about this subject, but it's really not that terrible! I ended up loving it, and I know I wasn't the only one in my cohort who felt that way.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

So good and so helpful for becoming a doc!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

It's an absolutely fantastic subject! Easily my favourite I've ever done, although there is a lot of content and it's quite in depth it's generally very very interesting and each topic complements the others really well. My advice would be to attend all your lectures. There are 7 a week, and if you skip one before you know it you're really far behind. Remember that lecture capture is very unreliable, and if it goes down it's extremely difficult to catch up before the next lecture. I'd also recommend doing weekly summaries to try and condense it all into a page or two, and start preparing for it over the summer by learning amino acid structures and characteristics!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

MCB was definitely the most challenging subject I have done so far, but it was also the most rewarding. The content is really interesting and I found it to be really well taught. The coordinators somehow managed to integrate the 5 core study areas pretty well, and I found it really interesting to view issues such as cancer through the lens of each area. MCB covers biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, microbiology and immunology, and pathology, so there is a lot to take in. Having said that, it really is worth the effort, and I came out of MCB thoroughly satisfied. I came out of this subject with a solid understand of the basis of a number of diseases, as well as a great base knowledge of the functioning of the body.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2015

Fantastic subject. It is true that you need to work hard - I would recommend learning those amino acids nice and early, as you will have a lot on your plate as the semester progresses. You will most likely only be questioned on the amino acids in multiple choice questions, but hey, every mark's a plus, and they are easy marks to get if you know them. Committing the amino acids to memory when you have the time to do it slowly and properly will mean more time during SWOTVAC to focus on the topics that are more likely to come up in written sections. Despite the obvious drag of having a lot to learn, I found that the amount of content covered in this subject provided me with an excellent grounding for future years of study. I majored in biochemistry, and found that I had learned either the same amount or perhaps even more than my science peers in the field of biochemistry. And what's more, I had also been given a taste of genetics, cell bio, microbiology, immuno and path - an opportunity which would be almost impossible for a science student who would need to enroll in a separate subject to cover each of those areas of study. At the end of the day, I had a well-rounded knowledge base and I was also able to make an informed decision about which area I would most like to major in. The subject was also interesting, structured and well-taught - it was a win-win for me! So stick at it, study hard! I'm sure the pain will pay off for you too :P

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2012

Don't believe the hype about how bad this subject is. If you are able to keep up with lectures(this is hard though) and study adequately then it's not too bad at all. Pretty much you need to treat it as two subjects(as that's what it really is). The lecturers for MCB are the best in their fields and are mostly very clear in their explanations of the course material as well as assessment. What I enjoyed most was probably the integration of the 5 separate topics(Biochem, Genetics, Cell Biology, Immunology and Pathology) into broader areas of medicine and their applications. They really weave it all together to show you the bigger picture, rather than memorising lots of tiny little facts.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2014

6 lectures a week requires you to keep on top of the workload! I recommend attending lectures and working consistently. Although a difficult subject, it was great having the 5 topics - Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology and Pathology - to get an understanding of each. In depth concepts such as Cancer were very interesting to study. It is hard because of the huge amounts of content you have to memorise, but interesting nonetheless.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2014