The meiosis essay has been handed in and lets await the mark. I can definitely see areas for improvement but it was like pulling teeth writing that essay. However, I have learnt loads from writing it and I see loads of research needed is to do with genetics so I guess I might have to learn even more. I'll keep you posted and update the last blog post when the result comes through. I usually float around 50-60% so hope for another.... I'd love to improve my scientific essay writing. Poles apart from blog or novel writing and it's been such a massive eye opener for me! Not my favourite thing. It's all Facts, Facts, Facts. No creativity. Needs evidence base to back it up! None of this imagination stuff.
That said, I spent a little time yesterday afternoon doing a bit of research to decide where I may like to take my career in the field of study. Would I go do a masters in dietetics? Or another thing to add into the mix is learning that a PGdip (post graduate diploma) is enough to get registered as a health professional (HPC) as a dietitian. This still takes lots of placement time running around hospital wards and I'm just not sure how much I'm up to that. Been working on my health and fitness but more about this shortly! Looking at a PhD I could see that some PhD's didn't require either registration with HPC or a masters degree. A good mark in a BSc honours would do the job. I really want to be one or the other or both. Realistically I can see it being a PhD. London met where I studied last year do one that you can do partly distance learning. That sounds fantastic.
The government are setting up a new system to take on more health professionals. It will enable a loan rather than a bursary which will free up a little more money to be able to be spent on tuition fees. Great news for the NHS who need good people.
So I definitely need to knuckle down and get those grades better to enable me to apply to continue my studies. Research into Crohns disease excites me. Relating to food perhaps? Maybe more niche as in the effects of sugar on crohns disease...
Talking of which. It saddens me to say I've had to resort to taking steroids for the first time in my life. Between events in my personal life and that time of year at uni (perhaps coupled with food I would be better off not eating) my Crohns is heading into a flare up. This means act fast, get rid of it. I always have controlled this with diet before but I will accept that little bit of help. I'll keep you posted. Watch this space.
Meanwhile, the next essay begins. The role of fat in the diet.