Continuous Testing – Organization

Students will undergo multiple assessments of their performance. Each teaching unit/chapter and component will end by a form of an evaluation. A student must pass each single designated form of evaluation and will be allowed 3 attempts each within specified dates.

 

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Tests

Each chapter/practical component is enclosed by a test taking place usually a week later. Two forms of tests:

Written Test – It consist of a projected on a screen questions via a timed PowerPoint presentation. You need to correctly answer at least 70% to pass a given test. A scoring scale of A-D is used for students as a reference for self-evaluation. Those scores even though will be recorded and are necessary to obtain the credit, are NOT going to be incorporated into your final exam outcome NOR final grade.

A

  > 90%

(Pass)

B

 81–90%

(Pass)

C

 70–80%

(Pass)

D

  <70%

 (Fail)

Oral Examination – It consists of an oral discussion by demonstrating on specimens. You will be examined by an assigned examiner from our teaching staff. The objective of this form of testing is to evaluate your overall comprehension of the topic practically. It does not follow a numerical scoring system. You need to sufficiently cover the main components of a given exam and practically demonstrate it on the provided specimens to be able to pass.

A

Excellent demonstration of knowledge 

(Pass)

B

Covered all major components sufficiently 

(Pass)

C

Covered the minimum required essentials 

(Pass)

D

Poor demonstration of knowledge

 (Fail)

Failure results from one of the following factors:

1) Not oriented with the basics of the topic.

2) Totally not knowing a major component of the topic.

3) Accumulated gaps in knowledge. 

4) Making vital basic mistakes. 

5) Having knowledge in theory but unable to show it on specimens.   

     

*(Detailed information on each test)

 

Attempts

In case of failing a test, you are able to retake the tests twice within “the 3 attempts rule”.

The purpose of each test is to ensure a sufficient gain of knowledge throughout the year. Therefore, failing a test require a repetition and covering any gaps in your knowledge. The outcome of each test is PASS or FAIL regardless of your number of attempts as well regardless of your score.

The 3 attempts rule: You have 3 attempts to pass each test.  First attempt should be during the regular term throughout the semester. Second and third attempts are meant to be reserved for retaking failed tests. We recommend that you retake failed tests during the early terms. We discourage postponing last attempts unless exceptional circumstances.

Regular term

First early retake term

Second early retake term

Late term retake

The actual test during the semester.

Two available dates in a sequence of two weeks apart will be given after the end of the semester.

Winter semester – February

Summer semester – June

Winter semester – end of May

Summer semester – end of August

*ONLY 3 maximum attempts out of the given dates for each test and exam.

*NO EXCEPTION, NO ADDITIONAL ATTEMPTS, NO ADDITIONAL DATES !

Regular terms – throughout the semester in intervals of 1-3 weeks (Schedule).

Retakes – Terms will be announced towards the end of the semester. Note: Retakes schedule is condensed (4–6 tests per day), so plan your attempts wisely a head of time.  

 

Cheating Policy

Cheating in any of its forms will result in test/exam TERMINATION WITH NO NEGOTIATIONS. Any student found to be involved in cheating activity will be asked for a hearing session. Furthermore, the convicted student may be accused of a disciplinary offense and will be reported to the disciplinary commission of the Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University.

 

Test Results

Results of oral examinations are given immediately. Results of written tests will be given the following week during the practical class. All test results are final with the exception of marking errors and miscounting. If the student for some legitimate reason wish to have a test result revised can ONLY within maximum period of 14 days after the test by filling the attached electronic form and submit by email. (FORM- Request for test result revision)  

 

Created: 4. 10. 2016 / Modified: / Responsible person: MUDr. Azzat Al-Redouan