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’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as reflective logs, reports, portfolios, presentations and an E-Portfolio.
A typical formal summative assessment pattern is:
30-minute Objective Structured Clinical Examination
E-Portfolio, including competency document and 3000-word reflective log that focuses on two of the four domains of study specified by the GPhC (2019): patient-centred care and professional knowledge and skills.
15-minute presentation and written report
E-Portfolio, including competency document and 1500-word reflective log that focuses on two of the four domains of study specified by the GPhC (2019): professionalism and collaboration.
You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on OSCE performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.
We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.