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No 6249

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Vol cxlii No 14

pp. 326–357

Regulations for examinations

The General Board give notice that, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board or other authority concerned, the regulations for certain University examinations have been amended as follows:

M.B., B.Chir. Degrees (New Curriculum Regulations)

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 455)

With effect from 1 October 2011

Changes to the regulations to reflect current assessment procedures and to remove unnecessary details for the form of papers have been made.

Regulation 3(f).

The approved courses in Part III of the Final M.B. Examination have been amended so as to remove reference to ‘Therapeutics’ and ‘Ethics and Law’ and to include ‘Pathology’ and ‘Psychiatry’. The list reads:

for Part III

Medicine and Surgery with Clinical Pharmacology, Pathology, Psychiatry, General Practice, Public Health Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and other medical and surgical specialities covered in the curriculum.

Regulation 15.

The specified duration of the written papers in Parts I and III has been removed from the regulation. For Part I the words ‘one of two hours and one of two hours and twenty minutes,’ have been removed. For Part III the words ‘, two of three hours and one of two hours,’ have been removed.

Regulation 19(a).

The regulation has been amended by adding after the words ‘shall be taken concurrently’ the words ‘except by permission of the Faculty Board in exceptional circumstances’.

Regulation 23(b).

The word ‘component’ in line 5 has been replaced by the word ‘specialty’.

Regulation 25.

The words ‘or component’ have been deleted from subsection (b); and subsection (c) has been deleted.

Regulation 26.

The final sentence has been amended to remove reference to Part II of the Final M.B. Examination so as to read:

On the occasion of a candidate’s first attempt at Part I or Part III of the Final M.B. Examination, but not on any subsequent occasion, special merit may be recognized by the award of a mark of distinction.

Temporary Regulations

Regulation 28 has been deleted; Temporary Regulation 29 has been renumbered as 28.


(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 461)

The detail for Part III of the Final M.B. Examination has been deleted.