Neuroscience or Endocrinology??

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by BAG101, Mar 10, 2017.

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  1. BAG101

    BAG101

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    I am looking at courses to take next fall and I am trying to see which one would better prepare me for coursework in optometry. One course is neuroscience and the other is endocrinology. I was wondering if anyone that was in optometry school or is currently in optometry school could tell me which would be more beneficial. Thanks!
     
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  3. Ojos14

    Ojos14

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    From the perspective of a second year, I'm going to say endocrinology. Having majored in neurobiology, I had the opportunity to take both types of courses. Since you have to understand pharmacology and systemic diseases when you go to optometry school, endocrinology can be helpful. You'll understand some of the concepts a little better than you otherwise might.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2017
  4. SalusPCO2020

    SalusPCO2020

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    Both are great classes to take to prepare you, but I would find Neuroscience more beneficial. At PCO we take Anatomy of the Head and Neck, and we also take Neuroscience after that. Of course we do have courses that involve the Endocrine System, but Neuroscience is more challenging, and it would be good to study that material before having the same course in OD school.
     
  5. ktton

    ktton

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    Mar 13, 2017
    Endocrinology helps with a few questions on the bio section of the OAT :)
     
  6. I'm a first year but I would say having taken endocrinology during my Masters in Molecular Biology was definitely worth it and helpful and i agree with what Ojos14 said above . Also, I TAd Histology so I really didn't have to review any of that during first year. If you havent taken biochemistry or immunology I strongly suggest those two as well if you want an edge :)
     

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