Hello. My name is Dr. Amanda Cain from University College London.
The lecture today was prepared by Professor Elizabeth Shepherd and
myself on the topic of the "Biomedical Science Students,
and Learning in the Age of On-Line Digital".
I should begin, a Biomedical degree course in university,
it is a good time to reflect on what you've learned so far, and how you study.
Today we'll be talking about skills required for successful studying,
and giving you examples of digital tools and techniques which may help you.
University is for many,
the next step in your education.
More have similarities as well as differences in based teaching styles and expectations.
The courses you may be studying could cover
a diverse range of fields onto the Biomedical heading.
But all will build on two central themes.
Extending your knowledge and understanding in your subject specialism,
and teaching you how to learn and think independently.
The knowledge will build on
your previous qualifications which could be very diverse across the student cohort.
In the first year, we will make sure everyone has covered the same ground in all areas.
So there may be some repetition of information you've already covered.
Build on this, make sure you truly understood the underlying concepts,
and then take it to the next step.
Learning how to learn independently is a vital skill,
and one that students don't immediately focus on.
It's this skill along with data analysis as much as subject-specific knowledge which
makes life science students particularly sought
after in diverse employment possibilities.