What is the difference between dentists and dental therapists?
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
1d ago
Aisha Mehmood is a Year 3 student on the BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy course at Manchester. Here, she talks about the differences between what dental therapists and dentists do. While dentists are widely recognised, there’s often confusion regarding the roles of dental therapists compared to dentists. However, dental therapists are equally integral members of the dental team, making significant contributions to patient care and oral health. Educational paths Dentists go through extensive education, typically five to seven years at university. This comprehensive training equips them with a d ..read more
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A week in the life of a STEM PhD student
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
4d ago
Katie Lowles is a postgraduate research student in her final year of the Wellcome Trust PhD in Immunomatrix in Complex Disease at Manchester. Here, she talks us through a typical week for postgraduate researchers working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). A typical day for a PhD student in a STEM subject is quite different from that of an undergraduate or master’s student. With no taught elements or regular pieces of work to submit for marking, it might sound like a walk in the park!  However, making the change from structured taught learning to ..read more
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An overview of my time on the Dental Hygiene and Therapy course
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
1w ago
Aisha Mehmood is a Year 3 student on the BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy course at Manchester. Here, Aisha looks back at her studies to reflect on what she has learned and how she has developed her skills. As I near the completion of my Dental Hygiene and Therapy degree, I find myself reminiscing about the transformative journey I’ve taken at The University of Manchester. From immersive anatomy classes to hands-on clinical experiences, each phase of the course has shaped me into a competent and compassionate student dental therapist. Year 1: Laying the foundation The first year of the course la ..read more
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My journey at the Allied4Health BootCamp as a public health student
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
1w ago
Bia Hashmi is a student on the BSc Public Health course at Manchester who has previously written about why she chose the course. Here, Bia talks about an event that brought students from different healthcare fields together to work on a task. Embarking on uncharted terrain often ignites a mix of excitement and trepidation, particularly when the journey entails delving into critical healthcare issues. Recently, I had a transformative experience – the inaugural Allied4Health BootCamp, a pioneering initiative tailored for the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at Manchester. Working with oth ..read more
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A day in the life of a Dental Hygiene and Therapy student: photography edition
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
2w ago
Aisha Mehmood is a Year 3 student on the BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy course at Manchester. Here, Aisha takes us through a day on the course, with a focus on clinical photography. Now that I’m in Year 3 of the Dental Hygiene and Therapy BSc, my days are filled with a mix of clinical work, learning sessions, and the occasional socialising at lunchtimes. Recently, I had the opportunity to delve into the world of clinical photography, an interesting aspect of dentistry that combines technical skill with artistic flair. In the clinic The morning began with a ground floor clinic session, where I ..read more
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Unlocking the mysteries of our genetic code: my Biosciences lab practical
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
2w ago
First-year BSc Biochemistry Student Cinta Ghifiardi discusses her experience taking part in an exciting lab practical. She discusses the new skills she learnt and the insight she gained into molecular genetics and population genetics. Have you ever wondered how scientists’ study genetic variation within populations? Or how they uncover the secrets hidden in our DNA? As a first-year biochemistry student, the PV92-Alu polymorphism practical allowed me to dive into the world of molecular genetics and explore these very questions. A scientific breakdown: what is the PV92-Alu insert and why is it ..read more
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Studying biosciences at Manchester as an American student
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
3w ago
Olivia Pilson is a Year 3 student on the BSc Neuroscience course at Manchester. Here, she talks about the experience of studying biosciences as a student from the US. When I was in high school, I really wanted to choose a university experience that was different to what I had grown up with. For me, that looked like moving overseas. My favourite thing about being an international student is the independence that you have. Manchester and other universities in the UK grant more autonomy to their students than a lot of schools in the USA. This means you have a few more responsibilities – but, hon ..read more
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What does outreach placement look like for a third-year dental student?
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
3w ago
Jeena Patel, a third-year student on the BDS Dentistry with a Foundation Year, takes us behind the scenes on an outreach placement. During the third and fourth years of our five year BDS Dentistry with a Foundation Year course, we get to go to community care centres on outreach placements lasting from two days to two weeks. The main aim of these placements is for students to witness principles and techniques that we would not usually see in the University Dental Hospital put into practice, and to gain experience out in the wider community. A typical day on outreach placement I visited the Lev ..read more
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Diving in – my journey from studying Psychology to becoming a police inspector
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
3w ago
In this blog post Psychology BSc alumni Adeeb Redman shares his journey from graduating from The University of Manchester to climbing the ranks of the West Midlands Police. After graduating from The University of Manchester with a degree in Psychology I felt on top of the world, but nothing can prepare you for how competitive the job market can be. What followed was a journey of highs and lows; of rejection, exhaustion and eventually fulfilment. Graduating Whilst studying Psychology as an undergraduate, my aim was to pursue a career in occupational psychology upon graduation. However, after c ..read more
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Making the most of my BSc Biomedical Sciences with Spanish course
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
3w ago
Callum is a student on the BSc Biomedical Sciences with a Modern Language course at Manchester. Here, he talks about why he chose the course and how he is currently finding his placement year in Spain. As I am a Biomedical Sciences with Spanish student, one can assume that I combined my passion for science and Spanish language when choosing the course – which is precisely the case. Whilst I love both subject areas dearly, I have always been more inclined to the biomedical field when it comes to career prospects, but studying Spanish as well appeals to me for a number of reasons. Why Spanish? I ..read more
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