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Natural Sciences Tripos

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 353)

With effect from 1 October 2004

The regulations have been amended so as (i) to revise the examination requirements for Part IB Pharmacology; (ii) to remove the requirement for candidates to sit a general essay paper in Part II Genetics and to introduce a new paper on data analysis; and (iii) to amend the submission date for research project reports in Physiology at Part II.

Part Ib

Regulation 21.

By removing Pharmacology from group (iii) and inserting a new group (vii):

(vii)two written papers, one of one hour and one of three hours, a practical examination, and the submission of note-books containing records of practical work:
 Pharmacology

Part II

Regulation 29.

By removing the asterisk appended to the subject Genetics.

Regulation 32.

Genetics

By amending section (a) so as to read:

(a) Each candidate shall offer six written papers of three hours each.

Physiology

In section (c), by replacing in the first line the words 'not later than the tenth day of the Full Easter Term' with 'not later than the third day of Full Easter Term'.

Physiology and Psychology

By replacing the regulation for this subject so as to read:

Each candidate shall

(a)offer four written papers of three hours, two in Physiology and two in Psychology;
(b)submit records of practical work in Physiology done by the candidate;
(c)submit three printed or typewritten copies of a report of a project, of not more than 5,000 words in length, excluding tables, appendices, footnotes, and bibliography, on a subject in the field of Psychology or Physiology.

The types of practical work in Physiology and their examination requirements shall be announced by the Examiners not later than the division of the Michaelmas Term. The record of practical work shall be submitted to the Examiners not later than the tenth day of Full Lent Term and shall bear the signatures of the teachers under whose direction the work was performed.

A candidate who offers a project in the field of Physiology shall submit a report on a subject which may be either proposed by the candidate and approved by the Head of the Department of Physiology or chosen by the candidate from a list of approved subjects announced by the Head of the Department by the end of the Michaelmas Term. Each candidate shall either obtain the approval of the Head of the Department for the subject proposed or notify the Head of the Department of the subject chosen from the list not later than the beginning of the Lent Term. The report shall be submitted to the Examiners not later than the third day of Full Easter Term.

During Full Easter Term, on a day specified by the Head of the Department, each candidate will be required to give a brief presentation of the project to an audience consisting of staff and students of the Department of Physiology and including internal Examiners. In assigning marks for the examination the Examiners shall take account of the candidates' research projects (both the report and the presentation).

A candidate who offers a project in the field of Psychology shall submit a report on a subject chosen by the candidate from a list of approved subjects announced by the Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology by the beginning of the Michaelmas Term. Each candidate shall obtain the approval of the Head of the Department for the subject chosen from the list not later than the division of the Michaelmas Term. The three copies of the report shall be submitted to the Examiners not later than the tenth day of Full Easter Term.

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 367)

Part II

Genetics

The detail has been amended, with effect from the same date, so as to read:

Papers 1 to 5 will test candidates' knowledge of material covered in modules 1 to 5 respectively. Paper 6 will deal with the analysis of experimental data or problems relating to genetics.


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Cambridge University Reporter 21 July 2004
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