Originally Posted by kritters91
I'm debating between these two programs (Hon. Bio (physio) and Hon. Molecular Bio and Genetics) and would appreciate any insight on the two programs regarding:
- The difference between the two
- The difficulty of each
- How easy/ difficult it is to stay on top of things (and any advice you may have on how to stay organized while pursuing one of these two programs - what do YOU do?)
- Would it be possible to take Biochem courses in second year if in Honours Bio (physio)?
I just graduated from the physiology program.
The main difference I find is that molecular biology is more focused on pathways (hence you'll have to memorize the names of lots of molecules) whereas physiology is focused on having a solid background of physiological principles and applying the information. I hate memorizing things and prefer using logical reasoning so physiology is less difficult for me. It really depends on your own strengths.
It was pretty easy to stay on top of things, except during my final year when I had to balance a thesis (almost the same hours as a full time job) and interviews/grad school applications.
For more of the threads that I've responded to about the physiology program check the above link(s) : )