26th September

It’s always been a while with this blog and for that I apologise. Since getting a weekend job, I’ve been somewhat busy and occupied but that doesn’t deter the fact  I have a blog and how frequently I should be writing. On the other hand, one could argue that blogging can be for yourself, to indulge in something other than life itself. It’s like an escape. I wouldn’t say my writing style is exactly striking but I enjoy it.

26th September. First day back to school or in my case university. Quite excited I might add – still dreading it a bit. When I look back on my summer, I feel it hasn’t been as productive as I would have liked. I do hone in on the ‘negatives’, don’t I? It’s a bad habit. It’s a confidence thing, but let’s not get into that. I’m actually improving though – I enjoy helping customers at my ‘supermarket’ job and It’s weirdly satisfactory when they smile and thank you about something as small as pointing out the quark in the cheese aisle (which I must admit I never really knew till I was questioned regarding its whereabouts).

Ok. So year two and then final year of grad school. Here’s a list of mandatory modules ( and one optional);

  • Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics
  • Human Molecular Biology
  • Essential Biochemistry for Human Life
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Biomedical Sciences Case Approach to Problem-Solving
  • Techniques in Biomedical Science
  • Biomedical Pharmacology
  • Basic Immunology

There are 8 modules split across the year, with 4 modules in the first term and 4 in next. There are two modules however that span across the entire year; Biomedical Sciences Case Approach to Problem-Solving and Techniques in Biomedical Sciences. It’s sort of like the module – Essential Skills for Biomedical Scientists we had last year. We were required to write quite a few essays, scientific reports, work in a team to bring about and deliver scientific presentations and so forth. For the first year all modules were compulsory, but we have the luxury of selecting one module out of 3 for our optional module. I chose Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics out of Human Genetic disorders and Comparative and Integrative Physiology. The majority went for the other two modules, more so human genetic disorders. I guess my option may be a tad boring but I’m more interested in the make-up of cells and their interaction amongst themselves.

I could go into detail with respect to what each module entails but that would make this entry seem lengthy than it needs be. I’ll probably touch on it on the next entry.

Have a blessed week

-D x

Romans 15:13 ‘Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit’