1.) buy the campbell (that big bio book with the frog on its cover, you know) and an atlas of (systematic) human anatomy 2.) read both on your comfy couch 3.) i have 6 peer reviewed pubmed papers in biomed
>>7788303 only used 'the immune system" by peter parham. Pretty sure just because my prof knows the guy. But it gives a good overview of many topics. Not a difficult read for an intro book
I'm sure there are better books but I will say that for immunology review journal articles are great. If you're interested in some topic just go to google scholar or your unis search and look up "x review"
we covered a bit of immunology, and im really interested in the subject but our first test was like one lecture all rushed up about the subject and i wanted to learn about it, not just memorise about t cells and shit
>>7788376 >not just memorise about t cells and shit lol. immunology is a lot of memorization but if you think it's interesting it shouldn't be a problem. /sci/ isn't really wrong about the biology meme but you do have to make a lot of connections to see the bigger or smaller picture.
Once you get that out of the way the most interesting part in my opinion is studying the interactions between the immune system and microorganisms (mainly pathogens)
>>7788516 then that's probably a bad lecturer. But in their defense, if it was an intro course it might not be their fault. They have to convey a lot of general information to a large audience, many of which could give a rat's ass about the material.
My major advisor taught a gen immuno class and it wasn't the most interesting thing but when I took an upper level course from him with 10 or so students he was very engaging.
Just remember all the basic "boring" stuff you're learning is the foundation for the more advanced, interesting information so don't blow it off
>>7788279 At my university a lot of biologists, that wanted to specialize into molecular biology (like genetics, immunology, cell biology) regretted starting with biology and say, that they should have started with biochemistry. Biologists have to learn a lot of thousand boring facts about a lot of animals. Biochemists only need to know their model organisms, but this is enough to know a lot about biology.
I hope this was helpful. I study molecular biology master first semester.
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