The completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences has allowed me to gain expertise in the fields such as medical microbiology, immunology, haematology, pathophysiology and clinical biochemistry. The programme also follows a research-active curriculum. I have completed a research project on microbiology during my final study of biomedical sciences, which promotes a subject-specific and transferrable skill that is valuable to this course. Laboratory based learning, case based learning and group work are also integrated during my previous studies, which is also essential and applicable to a research course.
Apart from the undergraduate studies that I pursued, I also possess hands on experience in this field. I have worked in laboratories and cancer research institutes to understand the background of the subject and the future options upon pursuing the same. Bacteria is known to be a disease causing agent, but the experience and studies about bacteria enlightened me that it has been used as an ingredient to develop antibiotics.
During the 2 months on site study in my previous studies, I was asked to conduct a research on “world without antibiotics”. It was a challenging topic as antibiotics play vital roles in the health care centres to treat various diseases. People displayed high dependencies towards antibiotics, which directly eliminated the possibility for the world without the antibiotics. If antibiotics are thoroughly eliminated, there is a possibility to the outbreak of an epidemic, which can spread bacteria and new diseases. Even if people are proactive about it, the dark age is likely to return and people will continue to be diseased.
Having done several studies on the subject of microbes and cancer, I strongly find myself suitable to explore and identify better solutions for the public welfare. Higher studies can also enlighten me about the potholes in antibiotics that I have not known so far. A university that can expose me to further studies and real time cases is certain to add value to my career and dream. I found University of Bristol is the right choice.
The University of Bristol ranks among the top five UK institutions for research excellence and good facilities. The research themes such as cancer biology and infection and immunity in the University of Bristol, within the school of cellular and molecular medicine, suit my interest. It allows me to improve my scientific understanding of human disease and facilitates the development of best practice in the clinical environment. This can extend my research skills in a lab based environment.
I was initially fascinated with the opportunities that the University of Bristol is likely to expose me to. Later, I made up my mind that this is the best choice for my personal growth. I have also known from seniors of this university that it has an inbuilt research centre and lifetime support to every student who excels in this subject and presents a real time solution. Throwing light on the skills and eagerness to pursue the course, I believe that I can add pride to the university with my achievements and inventions.