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The practical examination will last two hours and will be divided into three sections, each carrying 10 per cent of the total marks. Section A will consist of short questions on the material dealt with in the experimental physiology classes. Section B will require the analysis and interpretation of data from physiological experiments. Section C will require answers to short questions on histological material. Candidates will not be allowed to make use of notes or books in the examination.

Paper 2 will comprise two sections. Section A will contain seven questions on transport processes; Section B will contain two questions on continuous contacting processes. Candidates will be required to attempt not more than five questions, at least one of which must be taken from section B.

Assessed practical work will carry 30 per cent of the total marks. At least six practicals will be assessed in the Michaelmas Term, at least six in the Lent Term, and at least three in the Easter Term. The best four marks in each of the Michaelmas and Lent Terms and the best two marks in the Easter Term will contribute towards a candidate's total.

The Examiners will require records of the assessed practical work to be handed in for their inspection.

Each paper will be of one and a half hours' duration.

In each paper candidates will be required to answer two questions, taken from different sections.

A Data Book will be provided, as specified for Part II Chemistry.

Four papers will be set, each of three hours' duration. Candidates for Option (A) take Papers 1, 2, and 3A; candidates for Option (B) take Papers 1, 2, and 3B.

Paper 1 will consist of four sections, each containing two questions; candidates will be required to answer one question from each section. The questions in a particular section will refer primarily, but not exclusively, to the material covered in one of the four Michaelmas Term Core Courses I0, O0, P0, and T0.

Paper 2 will consist of four sections, each containing two questions; candidates will be required to answer four questions, taken from at least three different sections. The questions in a particular section will refer primarily, but not exclusively, to the material covered in one of the four Foundation Courses I1, O1, P1, and T1.

Paper 3A will consist of six sections, each containing two questions; candidates will be required to answer four questions, taken from four different sections. The questions in a particular section will refer primarily, but not exclusively, to the material covered in one of the Lent and Easter Term courses A1-A6.

Paper 3B will consist of eight sections, each containing two questions. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, two taken from sections 1-4 and two taken from sections 5-8; not more than one question may be taken from each section. The questions in sections 1-4 will refer primarily, but not exclusively, to the material covered in one of the four Lent Term courses I2, O2, P2, and T2. The questions in sections 5-8 will refer primarily, but not exclusively, to the material covered in one of the four Easter Term courses I3, O3, P3, and T3.

In each examination candidates will be provided with a Data Book (issued at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term) which contains a simple Periodic Table, values of physical constants, certain mathematical formulae and definitions, and selected character tables.

Paper 1.Quantum mechanics; relativity and electrodynamics.

Paper 2.Solid state physics; thermal and statistical physics.

Paper 3.Nuclear physics, particle physics, and systems.

Paper 4.Atomic physics and light; fluids.

Option (A) (for candidates *not* intending to take Part III in 1998-99).

(a) |
One written paper of three hours, which will examine material taught in the core courses given in the Michaelmas Term. The paper will contain one section on each core course; each section will contain four questions. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, including not more than two from any one section. |

(b) |
In association with each of the core courses, a practical examination of three hours will be set. Candidates will be required to take two practical examinations; in each examination candidates are to attempt all the questions set. |

(c) |
Two written papers of three hours each, which will examine the R1 course and the option courses given in the Lent Term. Each paper will contain one section on the R1 course and one section on each of the option courses. Candidates will be required to answer one question from the section on the R1 course and two questions from the other sections, including not more than one question from any one section. |

(d) |
In association with each of the option courses G1-G5, a practical examination of two and a half hours will be set. Candidates will be required to take two practical examinations; in each examination candidates are to attempt all the questions set. Candidates taking option courses M1-M3 (Mineral Sciences) will be required to undertake continuously assessed practical work in place of practical examinations. |

Candidates will also be required to submit the following:

(i) | A project report of not more than 5,000 words (excluding footnotes), to be submitted not later than the second day of Full Lent Term. |

(ii) | One essay, of not more than 2,000 words (excluding footnotes), based on the R1 course, and two essays, each of not more than 1,100 words (excluding footnotes), based on the two option courses taken in the Lent Term. The Head of the Department will announce the titles of the essays not later than the first day of Full Lent Term. Essays are to be submitted not later than the first Tuesday of Full Easter Term. |

(iii) | Records of practical classwork, to be submitted on the first day of the written examination. |

Option (B) (for candidates intending to take Part III in 1998-99).

(a) |
One written paper of three hours, which will examine material taught in the core courses given in the Michaelmas Term. The paper will contain a section on each core course; each section will contain four questions. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, including not more than two from any one section. |

(b) |
In association with each of the core courses except course C5 (Mineral Physics), a practical examination of three hours will be set. Candidates will be required to take two practical examinations; in each examination candidates are to attempt all the questions set. Candidates taking core course C5 will be required to undertake continuously assessed practical work in place of a practical examination. |

(c) |
Two written papers, each of three hours, which will examine material taught in the option courses given in the Lent Term. Each paper will contain one section on each option course. Candidates will be required to answer three questions, including not more than one question from any one section. |

(d) |
In association with each of the option courses G1-G5, a practical examination of two and a half hours will be set. Candidates will be required to take three practical examinations; in each examination candidates are to attempt all the questions set. Candidates taking option courses M1-M3 (Mineral Sciences) will be required to undertake continuously assessed practical work in place of practical examinations. |

Candidates will also be required to submit the following:

(i) | A project report of not more than 5,000 words (excluding footnotes), to be submitted not later than the second day of Full Lent Term. |

(ii) | Three essays, each of not more than 1,100 words (excluding footnotes), one based on each of the three option courses taken in the Lent Term. The Head of the Department will announce the titles of the essays not later than the first day of Full Lent Term. Essays are to be submitted not later than the first Tuesday of Full Easter Term. |

(iii) | Records of practical classwork, to be submitted on the first day of the written examination. |

^{1} See *Reporter*, p. 142.

Paper 2 will contain questions primarily based on topics taught in the Lent Term. The paper will be divided into two sections. Section A, which will carry one-third of the credit for the paper, will contain ten questions, of which candidates will be required to answer six; Section B will contain eight questions, of which candidates will be required to answer four.

Paper 3 will contain questions primarily based on topics taught in the Michaelmas Term. The paper will be divided into two sections. Section A, which will carry one-third of the credit for the paper, will contain four questions, of which candidates will be required to answer one; Section B will contain six questions, of which candidates will be required to answer three.

Paper 4 will contain questions primarily based on topics taught in the Lent Term. The paper will be divided into two sections. Section A, which will carry one-third of the credit for the paper, will contain four questions, of which candidates will be required to answer one; Section B will contain six questions, of which candidates will be required to answer three.

Arrangements for the critical review will be as follows. By the end of the second week of Full Michaelmas Term, candidates will be offered a selection of published papers proposed by Lecturers on the course, from which each candidate must choose one. There will be limits on the number of candidates who may select a single paper, and on the number of candidates who may select papers offered by one Lecturer. Each candidate must submit to the Examiners, by the end of the second week of Full Lent Term, a written report, of not more than 2,000 words, on the chosen paper. If a handwritten report is not sufficiently legible the Examiners may require it to be typed.

Candidates for Pharmacology in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos will take Papers 1-4.

Candidates for the Special Subject Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology in Part II (General) of the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos will take Papers 1 and 3.

Candidates for the Special Subject Pharmacology of Integrated Systems in Part II (General) of the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos will take Papers 2 and 4.

Paper 1 will contain ten questions on the material in the course designated for the Special Subject Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology with the exception of the lectures on Computational Molecular Pharmacology applied to Drug Design and Topics in Quantitative Receptor Pharmacology. Candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 2 will contain ten questions on the material in the course designated for the Special Subject Pharmacology of Integrated Systems. Candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 3 will be divided into two sections.

Section A is for candidates taking Pharmacology in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos. This section will contain ten questions on the material in the course designated for the Special Subject Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology; candidates will be required to answer two questions.

Section B is for candidates taking the Special Subject Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology in Part II (General) of the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos. This section will contain ten questions on the material in the course designated for the Special Subject Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology with the exception of the lectures on Computational Molecular Pharmacology applied to Drug Design and Topics in Quantitative Receptor Pharmacology; candidates will be required to answer three questions.

Paper 4 will be divided into two sections.

Section A is for candidates taking Pharmacology in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos. This section will contain ten questions on the material in the course designated for the Special Subject Pharmacology of Integrated Systems; candidates will be required to answer two questions.

Section B is for candidates taking the Special Subject Pharmacology of Integrated Systems in Part II (General) of the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos. This section will contain ten questions, of which candidates will be required to answer three.

In the Lent Term each candidate will be required to prepare a report on a research project. The report is to be submitted to the Examiners for assessment, together with a summary of not more than 500 words. During the Easter Term candidates will be required to give a poster presentation of their project. The report and the presentation will together carry 20 per cent of the total marks for the examination.

Each candidate will take four written papers. Paper 1 will examine candidates' ability to assess or analyse critically one or more pieces of work; this paper will carry 10 per cent of the total marks for the examination. Paper 2 will contain seven questions, one on each module; each question may contain two or more alternatives, and candidates will be required to attempt three questions. Papers 3 and 4 will each include questions requiring answers which draw on material from more than one module. Papers 2, 3, and 4 will each carry 20 per cent of the total marks for the examination.

Each candidate will be required to prepare a report on a research project either in Physiology or in Psychology. The report is to be submitted to the Examiners for assessment, together with a summary of not more than 500 words. During the Easter Term candidates whose research project is in Physiology will be required to give a poster presentation of their project. The report and the presentation will together carry 20 per cent of the total marks for the examination.

Each candidate will take four written papers. Each of these will carry 20 per cent of the total marks for the examination.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 3rd December 1997

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