This is split between practice and academic assessment with electronic submission of your work. The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessment which is graded and counts towards the overall module grade.
Assessment methods include essays, assessed problem-based learning, seminars, research proposal, portfolio, research project, e-presentation, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), assessment of clinical competence, oral presentations, exams.
The summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is typically:
Essay, clinical competency and e- portfolio, OSCE, oral presentation and report
Essay, Research/Project Proposal, and if taking the Prescribing module, case study, pharmacology exam, numeracy exam
You will receive feedback on formative assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.
You will receive feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.