Ronny Choe
Department of Physiological Science
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2.4
Overall Rating
Based on 7 User s
Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Tough Tests
  • Has Group Projects

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Quarter: Summer 2021
Grade: A
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Aug. 3, 2022

The professor does not teach the class instead he just leads a discussion. He is often unreal and makes plenty of mistakes and if you try to correct he will just be rude to you and ignore you. Avoid him at all costs.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
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March 2, 2022

To be honest, I think this class was a waste of my time and tuition money. All the lecture videos are prerecorded and are from 2016. You are assigned 2-5 lecture videos each week ranging from 15 min - 1 hour. Each lecture video has an assigned lecture quiz, which is mostly short answer based and a few multiple choice. There is a discussion worksheet due before discussion every week in addition to a homework assignment. The discussion assignments were pretty easy, however, the homework covered stuff that was pretty confusing, and I didn't really know how to answer. I had to do a lot of outside research and usually spend 2-4 hours on them each week. The elective assignments include a midterm, a final, a community project, and a research paper (12 pg max). The project and paper are due on the same day -- the Friday before finals week. The only good thing is that you are able to drop one elective assignment. Unless you are very interested in DMD and have the time, I wouldn't recommend this class.

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: A
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Aug. 4, 2020

Not sure if I would not take this class again. It is not worth the amount of work and time I had to put in. I did not find any tips besides the other two reviews on this website so I am going to list everything I can think of regarding this class if you have to take it. I took this over summer so obviously the fact that it was 6 weeks added to the level of work, but still. Every week, there was on average, 6 videos to watch with questions you have to answer, so you are forced to pay attention because you cant go back and rewatch the video either. Most were around 30 minutes but some were an hour. There were times I spent over 6 hours just on one week of lectures. Then there was the homework. Each week there was a discussion assignment which was pretty easy and straightforward that the TA would wanna discuss in discussion. But the other assignment each week was the most extra and ridiculous thing. You had to draw out stains for antibodies we never even mentioned in class. All of this for 10 points. The class was weighted too, so the lecture videos-10%, discussion assignments-10%, homework-20%, elective assignments (4 to choose from but the lowest grade is dropped)-60%, 20% per assignment. The elective assignments were the midterm, final, community video project, and a paper. I chose not to do the paper since it was 12 pages and I think thats what most people did, especially because the community project, paper and final were all due on the same day. You had to do the community project since it was a group thing but that was fairly easy. The professor is actually a grad student who doesnt teach us, we just watched 4 year old videos from other recorded professors or doctors. My TA was cool, I had Jade so I recommend her, but not sure if you can switch discussions since participation is mandatory and there was like 6 students per discussion. So yeah overall, I got an A but it was more busy work than I was expecting. At least for my major (MCDB) it was a category 2 elective, so if I had to do it again I wouldve taken something else. But if you decide to take it, youll survive, and good luck.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
March 24, 2020

Hard class. Will need to put in a lot of time and effort. The class is about a specific muscular dystrophy.

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Quarter: Summer 2019
Grade: A+
Sept. 14, 2019

Of all the courses I've taken at UCLA, this may be the most work-intensive class i've encountered. I was excited to take this class because I wanted to learn about how different areas of science come together to find treatments and cures for disease. Although the class delivered on this expectation in a rewarding way and I feel I learned a LOT about Muscular Dystrophy, I offer a warning to future potential peers. Be prepared for the demands of this class, especially if taking it during summer session with other classes. Every week you had to watch between 5-8 "mini-lectures" which could sometimes be up to 50 minutes. Additionally, you had to do 1-2 homework assignments and 1-2 piazza posts per week. While this may not seem like a lot, the homework assignments are incredibly in-depth and I ended up spending a lot of time on them. Some of the assignments were also unclear with what they were asking and the instructors were slow to respond to Piazza questions. Besides the weekly work, you need to complete a short community video production and a 12-page max paper. However, these major assignments (which together make up almost 40% of your final grade) all fall within a week of the end of the quarter. So be prepared to have to do a lot of work in a little time. Furthermore, the exams are quite challenging. Though I scored well, I felt pressed for time and it doesn't help that the online proctors sometimes have technically difficulties that require them to interrupt your test. So overall, if you really want to learn about disease, take this class. If you are looking for an easier upper-div science elective, maybe consider some other options first.

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Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: A+
Aug. 31, 2022

I don't 100% agree with the other reviews which must mean that Professor Choe has improved quite a bit over time. I thought the class was quite challenging in its workload and exams, but if you're the type of person who really cares about what they're learning as they go through the lectures, activities, and assignments, you'll do quite well in the class. This was honestly a really fair class, albeit time-consuming. I felt like the exams were tough but reasonable, and the assignments were quite insightful in that they encourage you to think creatively and beyond the course material. Definitely a class I'd recommend for those interested in how diseases are approached both in research settings and in healthcare settings.

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Quarter: Summer 2021
Grade: A
Aug. 3, 2022

The professor does not teach the class instead he just leads a discussion. He is often unreal and makes plenty of mistakes and if you try to correct he will just be rude to you and ignore you. Avoid him at all costs.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
March 2, 2022

To be honest, I think this class was a waste of my time and tuition money. All the lecture videos are prerecorded and are from 2016. You are assigned 2-5 lecture videos each week ranging from 15 min - 1 hour. Each lecture video has an assigned lecture quiz, which is mostly short answer based and a few multiple choice. There is a discussion worksheet due before discussion every week in addition to a homework assignment. The discussion assignments were pretty easy, however, the homework covered stuff that was pretty confusing, and I didn't really know how to answer. I had to do a lot of outside research and usually spend 2-4 hours on them each week. The elective assignments include a midterm, a final, a community project, and a research paper (12 pg max). The project and paper are due on the same day -- the Friday before finals week. The only good thing is that you are able to drop one elective assignment. Unless you are very interested in DMD and have the time, I wouldn't recommend this class.

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: A
Aug. 4, 2020

Not sure if I would not take this class again. It is not worth the amount of work and time I had to put in. I did not find any tips besides the other two reviews on this website so I am going to list everything I can think of regarding this class if you have to take it. I took this over summer so obviously the fact that it was 6 weeks added to the level of work, but still. Every week, there was on average, 6 videos to watch with questions you have to answer, so you are forced to pay attention because you cant go back and rewatch the video either. Most were around 30 minutes but some were an hour. There were times I spent over 6 hours just on one week of lectures. Then there was the homework. Each week there was a discussion assignment which was pretty easy and straightforward that the TA would wanna discuss in discussion. But the other assignment each week was the most extra and ridiculous thing. You had to draw out stains for antibodies we never even mentioned in class. All of this for 10 points. The class was weighted too, so the lecture videos-10%, discussion assignments-10%, homework-20%, elective assignments (4 to choose from but the lowest grade is dropped)-60%, 20% per assignment. The elective assignments were the midterm, final, community video project, and a paper. I chose not to do the paper since it was 12 pages and I think thats what most people did, especially because the community project, paper and final were all due on the same day. You had to do the community project since it was a group thing but that was fairly easy. The professor is actually a grad student who doesnt teach us, we just watched 4 year old videos from other recorded professors or doctors. My TA was cool, I had Jade so I recommend her, but not sure if you can switch discussions since participation is mandatory and there was like 6 students per discussion. So yeah overall, I got an A but it was more busy work than I was expecting. At least for my major (MCDB) it was a category 2 elective, so if I had to do it again I wouldve taken something else. But if you decide to take it, youll survive, and good luck.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
March 24, 2020

Hard class. Will need to put in a lot of time and effort. The class is about a specific muscular dystrophy.

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Quarter: Summer 2019
Grade: A+
Sept. 14, 2019

Of all the courses I've taken at UCLA, this may be the most work-intensive class i've encountered. I was excited to take this class because I wanted to learn about how different areas of science come together to find treatments and cures for disease. Although the class delivered on this expectation in a rewarding way and I feel I learned a LOT about Muscular Dystrophy, I offer a warning to future potential peers. Be prepared for the demands of this class, especially if taking it during summer session with other classes. Every week you had to watch between 5-8 "mini-lectures" which could sometimes be up to 50 minutes. Additionally, you had to do 1-2 homework assignments and 1-2 piazza posts per week. While this may not seem like a lot, the homework assignments are incredibly in-depth and I ended up spending a lot of time on them. Some of the assignments were also unclear with what they were asking and the instructors were slow to respond to Piazza questions. Besides the weekly work, you need to complete a short community video production and a 12-page max paper. However, these major assignments (which together make up almost 40% of your final grade) all fall within a week of the end of the quarter. So be prepared to have to do a lot of work in a little time. Furthermore, the exams are quite challenging. Though I scored well, I felt pressed for time and it doesn't help that the online proctors sometimes have technically difficulties that require them to interrupt your test. So overall, if you really want to learn about disease, take this class. If you are looking for an easier upper-div science elective, maybe consider some other options first.

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Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: A+
Aug. 31, 2022

I don't 100% agree with the other reviews which must mean that Professor Choe has improved quite a bit over time. I thought the class was quite challenging in its workload and exams, but if you're the type of person who really cares about what they're learning as they go through the lectures, activities, and assignments, you'll do quite well in the class. This was honestly a really fair class, albeit time-consuming. I felt like the exams were tough but reasonable, and the assignments were quite insightful in that they encourage you to think creatively and beyond the course material. Definitely a class I'd recommend for those interested in how diseases are approached both in research settings and in healthcare settings.

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2.4
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Has Group Projects
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