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FORM AND CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS, 2003-04: NOTICES

Notices by Faculty Boards, or other bodies concerned, of changes to the form and conduct of certain examinations to be held in 2003-04, by comparison with those examinations in 2003, are published below. Complete details of the form and conduct of all examinations are available from the Faculties or Departments concerned.

Second M.B. Examination (Revised Regulations)

The Faculty Board of Biology, and the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine, give notice that, with effect from the examination in 2003-04, the form and conduct of the Preparing for Patients (C and D) element of the Second M.B. Examination (Revised Regulations) will be as follows:

Preparing for Patients C

Five workbook tasks based on the community visit arranged by candidates in the Long Vacation will be required. Workbooks (of no more in total than three sides of A4 paper using 12-point font and single line spacing) should be handed in to the Department of Pathology reception by 12 noon on the first day of the Full Michaelmas Term following the vacation in which the visit took place. The tasks will require students to:

(i) understand and critically appraise the services provided to support people with health problems by the agency visited in the community;
(ii) consider how these services interface with the work of primary and secondary health care teams;
(iii) reflect on how visiting this agency has affected their understanding of the provision of health care in society.

Two copies of each workbook task should be submitted, one of which will be returned to the student along with formative feedback, the other will be retained as evidence of satisfactory attendance and completion of the programme objectives. Attainment of the qualifying standard in this component of the Second M.B. Preparing for Patients (PFP) Examination will depend on both satisfactory overall rating of the workbook tasks and attendance on the course.

Preparing for Patients D

A reflective essay (of no more in total than two sides of A4 paper using 12-point font and single line spacing) based on the home visits arranged by candidates in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms will be required. This is to be accompanied by a one-page completed pro-forma log of handwritten contemporaneous notes written immediately following each visit. The essay and log should be handed in at the final review session which will be at the end of the Lent Term. The tasks will require students to:

(i) reflect on their experience of building a deeper understanding of a family through a number of meetings;
(ii) understand the experience of pregnancy for a woman and her family, to appreciate the different professionals involved in maternity care;
(iii) relate the woman's experience to underlying core science relevant to medicine.

Two copies of each essay and log should be submitted, one of which will be returned to the student along with formative feedback, the other will be retained as evidence of satisfactory attendance and completion of the programme objectives. Attainment of the qualifying standard in this component of the Second M.B. PFP Examination will depend on both satisfactory overall rating of the written part and attendance on the course.

Students will be supported in this activity by a course guide, pro-formas, and interview checklists.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 15 October 2003
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