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Yeah, Commerce is really easy apparently.
yeh way to easy.

I know someone that literally goes out drinking all night every night and stays awake to like 4am every night, and he still passed commerce. I dont know how good his marks are, they are prob shit but hes passing nevertheless , thats why im looking forward to semester 2 this year, all I will have is 4 commerce subjects to do and a break from the electrical engineering
 
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Medicine syudents only have to learn the anatomy and workings of one species..... :p
Whoa, how does medicine get first on the list, the hard part is GETTING into medicine, not the actual subjects.

Also, I would assume that may animals work very similar to humans, so if you know how humans work you have a pretty good idea how animals work
 

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Hmm, I'm considering doing a Commerce degree... if it's that easy - that'll probably be good.
 

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Doesn't this all really depend on what you're good at?
Give a history essay to someone who's a freak at maths and aren't they likely to balls it up?
 

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Nah I'm talking about intelligence. A maths genius would be able to kick ass at any degree.
 

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Doesn't this all really depend on what you're good at?
Give a history essay to someone who's a freak at maths and aren't they likely to balls it up?
That's a point in the extreme. This is just talking about difficulty in general terms.
 

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1. I generally find that people who say stuff like that are pretty insecure about what they're studying.
2. The name of your degree is irrelevant. Not sure why the toe-jam of civilisation called Australia hasn't figured that out yet.
Please read my signature. My original comment wasn't completely serious. :p
 

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Also, I would assume that may animals work very similar to humans, so if you know how humans work you have a pretty good idea how animals work
Ahem... just no. The anatomy of different animals varies greatly, you have several different types of digestive systems to start with, such as ruminant vs monogastrics, and each of them work completely differently. Each has species distinct diseases and ailments. You have to know the standard ranges for things like heart rate, temperature, respiration rate, gestation etc, as well as what dose rates of things to use and even what medications can be used in which species (give the wrong meication in some cases and it has disasterous consequences). How many doctors do you know that do surgery, dental work, podiatry, lameness workups, obstetrics, paediatrics, oncology, chiropractic work, pathology and all things inbetween on a day to day basis? Sure, some vets will specialise, but for the most part veterinarians are doing all of the above things and more if they work in mixed practice (maybe not so much those that work in swanky city clinics...).
Yes, getting into medicine is insanely competitive. I will agree with you there. But so is getting into vet science.
 

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Ahem... just no. The anatomy of different animals varies greatly, you have several different types of digestive systems to start with, such as ruminant vs monogastrics, and each of them work completely differently. Each has species distinct diseases and ailments. You have to know the standard ranges for things like heart rate, temperature, respiration rate, gestation etc, as well as what dose rates of things to use and even what medications can be used in which species (give the wrong meication in some cases and it has disasterous consequences). How many doctors do you know that do surgery, dental work, podiatry, lameness workups, obstetrics, paediatrics, oncology, chiropractic work, pathology and all things inbetween on a day to day basis? Sure, some vets will specialise, but for the most part veterinarians are doing all of the above things and more if they work in mixed practice (maybe not so much those that work in swanky city clinics...).
Yes, getting into medicine is insanely competitive. I will agree with you there. But so is getting into vet science.
Agreed, but the true difference is that animals can't file lawsuits.
 
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Nah I'm talking about intelligence. A maths genius would be able to kick ass at any degree.
Clearly you don't know many math geniuses. I've met one here (actually from Cambridge, go figure), he was coming here to do a talk at my college. Doubt he could even write a shopping list.

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Please read my signature.
I've seen what you're studying. Don't really see any relevance here?
 

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1. Pure Mathematics/Physics
2. Engineering/Other Sciences like chemistry etc
3. Law
4. Arts/Commerce (Provided you aren't majoring in Actuarial)
 

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Agreed, but the true difference is that animals can't file lawsuits.
But their owners can (And have with the vets who I am working with - because they didn't believe that their cows were not in calf and sued as they thought the vet must have done something to make lose the imaginary calf! - thankfully it came to nothing)
 

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I've seen what you're studying. Don't really see any relevance here?
I'm just repeating the popular stereotype. Do you think I'd actually make a real negative comment about my own degree? I happen to like laughing at straight Arts students and telling them I do Science, and seeing Science students confused when I tell them I do Arts. :p (And yes, I mean Arts and Science in the Australian sense, not the Oxford sense.)

That said, the stereotype is somewhat true. Humanities and sciences both require intelligence, it's just that due to the nature of the courses (at least the way they're taught in Australian unis) assessment is done very differently. Arts students tend to have significantly more free time, less assignments and rather relaxed assessment policy. From what I've seen, marking of assignments seems to often be on a 50-85 scale due to fairly subjective marking criteria, whilst in science/maths/IT there tends to be far less discretion in the way marks are awarded. I think it's easier to go through a humanities degree getting passes all along the way than it is to do the same in a science course, but it's a lot harder to maintain an HD average in Arts than in other areas.

The entrance cutoffs for straight BAs are low, and there are people who write absolutely shocking essays that I'd consider Year 12 standard at best, yet still manage to pass. Arts students in first year can get away with writing their two or three major essays for a subject over a few all-nighters, whilst many Science and Engineering students have to work late every week to get through the eight or nine minor assignments they're given.
 

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Yeah, I guess that's why you only got 93, I guess? yawn.
Shush you.

Also pointlessly long post is pointlessly long.
Pointlessly long post is pointlessly long because I have nothing better to do with my time right now. Okay, that's a lie, I have plenty of better things to do with my time right now, which I might consider going and doing rather than pointlessly arguing...
 

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1. Degrees that involve higher level problem solving and analytical skills. e.g. Chemical and electrical engineering, actuarial studies.

2. Degrees that involve memorization of vast amounts of information and knowing how to retrieve relevant parts to correctly answer a problem. e.g. Med, pharm, dentistry

3. Degrees that involve rambling on about philosophers and gay poets.
 

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Clearly you don't know many math geniuses. I've met one here (actually from Cambridge, go figure), he was coming here to do a talk at my college. Doubt he could even write a shopping list.
lol! I know a real-life rocket scientist and could say the same thing :)
 
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1. Degrees that involve higher level problem solving and analytical skills. e.g. Chemical and electrical engineering, actuarial studies.

2. Degrees that involve memorization of vast amounts of information and knowing how to retrieve relevant parts to correctly answer a problem. e.g. Med, pharm, dentistry

3. Degrees that involve rambling on about philosophers and gay poets.
this is right. Med students have it easy when compared to science or engineering. The only hard thing about medicine is actually GETTING IN, rest is easy
 

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