Hear what our students have to say about their experience in the
Master of Biomedical Science:
Juan moved to Melbourne from Chile, where he previously finished his training in Medical Technology with a specialization in Ophthalmology and worked in a private clinic for 5 years.
"The educational experience offered in this course focuses on practical and applicable work-related skills, which was exactly what I was after!"
Why did you decide to study this course?
I have decided to study the Master of Science* (Vision Science) because I felt that it is a good starting point for a research career. This program has coursework components that are crucial for understanding how the visual system works. It has provided me with an insight on which research pathway I would want to follow in the future.
What I found most enjoyable about this course is the opportunity to work with other students and researchers from different backgrounds and levels of expertise. This has allowed me to get an overall view of how researchers work in teams within an academic environment.
What have been the highlights of your time at University?
My supervisors have been a great support – they were always there to help me whenever I had any doubts about my project. I have made various connections and have built memorable friendships with my classmates who were of different nationalities.
Outside of classes, I have had the opportunity to participate in recreational and sporting activities on campus – which is great! I was also a member of various student associations. This is a great way to help new students, like myself get involved in university life.
*The Master of Science (Vision Science) is now offered as the Master of Biomedical Science (Vision Science).
What skills has the Master of Biomedical Science helped you develop?
"The program combines course work and research project together, so I got to develop different professional skills including writing and communicating as a scientist, and work as a scientist in a lab at the same time."
What have you enjoyed most?
"The highlight of my experience at University is the level of independence that I have within my projects. This has allowed me to develop better problem-solving and critical thinking skills in my study and research, which has in turn made me a more well-rounded scientist and further developed my professionalism."
What has inspired you?
"Everyone I have met during these years has been good inspiration for me, my supervisors, my classmates, my colleagues, they are professional and always passionate about what they are doing."