At the end of the course, summative assessment by multiple choice questions (MCQs) and objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) will be conducted in a four-hour session on a Saturday.

There must be a 70% attendance at the modules plus completion of the exam for any certificate to be awarded. There will be three different types of certificate awarded, depending upon the marks achieved; a Certificate of Completion; a Certificate of Merit and a Certificate of Participation. In addition, the highest mark will receive special acknowledgement and an award of $1000.

  • Certificate of Merit

75% or above in the final exam, plus 90% attendance at the modules

  • Certificate of Completion

60% or above in the final exam, plus 90% attendance at the modules

  • Certificate of Participation

Exam completion, plus 70% attendance at the modules

Multiple choice questions

  1. Course learning objectives 1 & 3 will be assessed.
  2. It will be of two hours duration.
  3. It will consist of 110 questions with ten (10) questions from each module. Equal weighting to each module.
  4. The pass mark for MCQs will be 65 per cent.
  5. It will be weighted at half of the total assessment marks.

Objective structured clinical exam

  1. Course learning objective 2 will be assessed.
  2. It will be of one-hour duration.
  3. The examination will be on prosected specimens and/or images from each module.
  4. There will be total fifty-five (55) prosected specimens and images.
  5. The pass mark for OSCE will be 65 per cent.
  6. It will be weighted at half of the total assessment marks.

Assessment criteria

  1. Assessments will demonstrate achievement in all the three course learning outcomes.
  2. Assessment criteria 1: MCQs will judge the candidates knowledge, comprehension and application of anatomical structures and radiological identification.
  3. Assessment criteria 2: OSCE will judge the candidates knowledge of anatomical structures and their ability to identify the structure’s anatomical relations in prosected specimens and images.
  4. Formative assessment will be undertaken throughout the course via electronic and practical quizzes. There will be a practice OSCE the week before the summative assessment.
  5. The formative assessment will not count towards the final assessment marks. It will be used to enhance, recognise and respond to the candidates learning.
  6. Candidates will be assessed via MCQs and OSCE on prosected specimens and images.
  7. Candidates will be required to complete both the final assessments (MCQs & OSCE) in order to pass the course.
  8. Candidates will be required to achieve 65 percent in each of the assessment category to pass the course.

Remediation process

  1. On the completion of pre-test Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), feedback will be provided electronically to the candidates about their weakness in responses.
  2. Areas of general weakness as identified by pre test MCQs will be emphasised by the module facilitators in the wet specimens teaching sessions.
  3. Questions will be evaluated by University of Queensland’s Learning management system (Blackboard) and graded. Questions of little value will be deleted.
  4. Blackboard allows immediate access to the results; therefore, information can be immediately fed back to the candidates.
  5. Following the final examination, results of the MCQs and the specimen/image identification will be discussed with candidates.
  6. The unsuccessful candidate/s will be offered the opportunity to resit the exam with an additional fee of A$450, if he/she fails one or both the components.
  7. In the above case, candidate/s will resit the complete exam of the following course 6 months later.
  8. The opportunity to resit exam will be offered only once per candidate.
  9. The candidate/s will be provided with following support:
    • Readings
    • Online resources
    • Regular practical quizzes
    • Practice prac exam
    • Contact with Clinical Tutors regarding individual learning consultation.