Q: Books Needed
Asked by Nalini
Can you tell me what text books i will need for the Biomedical Course?
A: Answer from Student Ambassador Gracia
Answered on 10 Jul 2012 by Gracia
You are expected to have your own copy of:
Widmaier, Raff and Strang (2011), Vander's Human Physiology (12th Edition), McGraw Hill. This book will be very useful for your first and second year as it will cover all the materials for the Human Physiology module.
Reed, Holmes, Weyers and Jones, Practical skills in Biomolecular Sciences (Third Edition). This book is brilliant as it covers all the practical work you will be doing in the lab and will help you with your practical write ups. You can use this book throughout your degree as it will cover most of the practicals.
These are the two books I would advise you to get for now, as I am sure you will use them through your degree. Don't buy any other books though because the reading list may change or you will just need it for one academic year or semester which is not worth buying as copies can be found in the library.
My final advice is try to buy books on line (e.g. Ebay) especially used books as you can get them a lot cheaper than on the high street or Amazon. Don't make the same mistake I made on my first year which was to buy all the reading list books and then never used them!
I hope this has helped and If you have any doubt or questions regarding the course you are about to start or life as a Kingston University student do not hesitate to contact me again.
Course: BSc Biomedical Science
Level: Third Year
Hometown: South Norwood
Other information: I came to Kingston straight from 6th form. I spent my early childhood in Congo (DRC) and came to England when I was 15. I speak three languages: English, French and Lingala. I have undertaken placements in a disabled care home and at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital. I am part of the Boxing club at University. I am a Kingston University student ambassador and a Compact student. I chose Kingston because... of the support and help and the Compact scheme available to care-lea...