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, poster and 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 an e-portfolio, case study, pharmacology exam, numeracy exam
- MSc - 15,000-word Dissertation
- ACP Apprenticeship – 10,000 word dissertation and Advanced Clinical Practice Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (End Point Assessment)