"I decided to study the Bachelor of Biomedicine because I intend to go into dentistry after my bachelor’s degree, and Biomedicine is the perfect preparation for any health-related course."
Christy started the Bachelor of Biomedicine in 2018 after moving to Melbourne from Hong Kong in Year 10. She hopes to complete the Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne after her undergraduate degree.
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Why the Bachelor of Biomedicine?
I decided to study the Bachelor of Biomedicine because I intend to go into dentistry after my bachelor’s degree, and Biomedicine is the perfect preparation for any health-related course.
During the Bachelor of Biomedicine, I have built a strong foundation in biomedical science, from the study of biomolecules and chemistry, to cellular structure and functions, and human anatomy. It is very exciting to be exploring the complexities of all these disciplines then see them all integrated into a holistic understanding of the human body. I think this course has prepared me well for my future studies.
Why the University of Melbourne?
I moved to Melbourne from Year 10 and really liked this city, so I decided to complete university here, and the University of Melbourne has the best dental course in Australia.
The highlight of my university life is definitely joining the University cheerleading team. I only started this sport when I came to Melbourne. I enjoy every training and working as a team as we perform our best in every competition.
I have also chosen a variety of breadth subjects from different disciplines. Some subjects I chose for fun, like A Taste of Europe: Melbourne Intensive (EURO20007), which explores European food culture and history. And other subjects I chose to improve specific skills, like business negotiation, where I improved my communication skills and self-confidence. I also got to meet people from different faculties and understand their points of view.
Advice for students
My best advice is don’t be afraid to talk to different people!
Transition to university:
Personally, it was a challenge for me during the first few months of university. I needed to get used to the new course and living by myself. It got so much easier when I made more new friends especially those from Hong Kong and knew that we were all going through the same process. Overall, it has been a very good experience for me as I become more confident and independent.