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Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, Part IB

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 328)

With effect from 1 October 2004

The regulations have been amended to reflect revisions to the Special Options part of the course.

Part Ib

Regulation 20.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

20. In Part IB the examination shall consist of the following subjects:

Biology of Disease (BOD)

Comparative Vertebrate Biology (CVB)

Human Reproduction (HR)

Mechanisms of Drug Action (MODA)

Neurobiology with Animal Behaviour (NAB)

Neurobiology with Human Behaviour (NHB)

Veterinary Reproductive Biology (VRB)

Regulation 21.

By removing the words 'of Group A' in the first sentence, and adding a new subcategory:

(d)The examination in Comparative Vertebrate Biology shall consist of:

 (i)one paper of one-and-a-half hours, which shall contain short answer questions (Section I)1 and a practical examination (Section II)1; candidates will be allowed forty-five minutes to complete each section;
 (ii)one written paper of one-and-a-half hours, which shall contain essay questions (Section III).

Regulations 22 and 23.

By amending the regulations so as to read:

22. Every candidate shall offer the following for the examination:

either(a)the written papers and practical examinations for each subject in Scheme A and a further written paper (Special Options) of three hours' duration, which shall contain questions on topics offered in each of the subjects in Scheme A;
or(b)the written papers and practical examinations for each subject in Scheme B.

Scheme A

Biology of Disease (BOD)

Human Reproduction (HR)

Mechanisms of Drug Action (MODA)

Neurobiology with Human Behaviour (NHB)

Scheme B

Biology of Disease (BOD)

Veterinary Reproductive Biology (VRB)

Mechanisms of Drug Action (MODA)

Neurobiology with Animal Behaviour (NAB)

Comparative Vertebrate Biology (CVB)

23. The maximum marks allocated to the examination in each subject or paper shall be in the following proportions:
Biology of Disease (BOD)10
Comparative Vertebrate Biology (CVB)8
Human Reproduction (HR) 8
Mechanisms of Drug Action (MODA)10
Neurobiology with Animal Behaviour (NAB)10
Neurobiology with Human Behaviour (NHB)10
Veterinary Reproductive Biology (VRB)8
Special Options paper8

For the examinations in each subject, the maximum marks for Sections I and II together shall be equal to the maximum marks allocated to Section III.

Regulation 24.

By amending the first two lines of the regulation so as to read:

'Public notice of the topics covered in the Special Options paper shall be given by the Faculty Board not later than the division of the'.

Regulation 25.

By deleting Regulation 25 and renumbering subsequent regulations accordingly.

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

By removing the entry for 'Special Options' and inserting the following:

Comparative Vertebrate Biology (CVB)

The examination will require knowledge of the structure and function of birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles, and certain species of laboratory animal.

1 In each subject of Part IB Sections I and II of the examination also serve as the examination in the corresponding subject of the Second M.B. Examination or the Second Vet.M.B. Examination.


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Cambridge University Reporter 11 February 2004
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