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Can you do a science degree/medicine without doing maths?
« on: February 06, 2015, 03:32:27 pm »
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Can you do a science degree/medicine without doing maths?

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Re: Can you do a science degree/medicine without doing maths?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 03:35:33 pm »
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Maybe/Yes.

Regarding science, if you do zero math, you are limited. Obvious, you cannot study mathematics. You will not go very far in something like physics either. You should be ok in the life sciences.

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Re: Can you do a science degree/medicine without doing maths?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 03:52:55 pm »
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Maths is not a pre-req for the Monash MBBS (Hons), so yes it is possible.

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Re: Can you do a science degree/medicine without doing maths?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2015, 04:17:20 pm »
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At Monash at least, you need to complete at least one maths credit to be able to graduate with a Bachelor of Science. Most people who aren't keen on maths take basic stats units SCI1020 and STA1010, while others do more involved MTH-prefixed units.

It's not a prerequisite for medicine but if you're working in science or in medicine, you're probably going to be much better off with some level of mathematical literacy.
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Re: Can you do a science degree/medicine without doing maths?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 04:30:32 pm »
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If you hate Calculus, then I suggest you do statistics. It will really help you with epidemiology.
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Re: Can you do a science degree/medicine without doing maths?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 04:47:31 pm »
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If you hate Calculus, then I suggest you do statistics. It will really help you with epidemiology.

Calculus is critical in biostatistics and epidemiology too! (Though perhaps not at an early undergraduate level)
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Re: Can you do a science degree/medicine without doing maths?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2015, 05:30:29 pm »
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statistics is hard man...harder than complex analysis.
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