EIMSUADS – General Assessment Procedures

General Assessment Procedures

 

The evaluation of each unit takes into account attendance, punctuality and attitude of the student in the classroom/during learning. Maximum marks of each unit are 100. Marks are allocated in one of two formats, as follows:

 

Assessment Format 1

 

Marks component Max.
attendance, punctuality and attitude of the student in the classroom/during learning (min. acceptable attendance is 80%) 10
Interim evaluation through test with multiple choice items 45
Final evaluation through test with multiple choice items 45

 

For Units assessed in Format 1, 55 shall be considered the pass-mark, of which 50 marks needs to be come from the two multiple choice tests, each of 90 minutes. A high mark in attendance shall not compensate for joint mark of less than 50 in the two multiple choice tests.

 

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are generally recognized as the most widely applicable and useful type of objective test items. They could be used to measure the most important educational outcomes – knowledge, understanding, judgment and problem solving, and are widely used in the assessment of medical courses. Typical types of MCQs for medical assessment are ‘single best option’, ‘extended matching item’ and ‘pattern recognition’. These will all be used in the AF 1 formal of the assessment of this course. In its QA function, the EIMS Academic Board shall request evidence from each course assessor that the range and level of difficulty of the MCQs being submitted are fit for purpose and in line with international dental course assessment requirements and practices.

 

Assessment Format 2

 

Marks component Max.
attendance, punctuality and attitude of the student in the classroom/during learning (min. acceptable attendance is 80%) 10
Practical test under supervision of lecturer 90

 

With respect to the marking of the practical test in Format 2, the grading shall be as per table below. A Grade of A to D is required for a Pass, whilst E shall be considered a Fail. For Units assessed in Format 2, 55 shall be considered the pass-mark; however a high mark in attendance shall not compensate for a Grade E in the practical test. The practical test shall be of 30 minutes.

 

All assessments, including for resits as per below, shall be approved by the EIMS Academic Board, as per the EIMS QA Policy. At the end of each semester there will be a Test Week in which the tests for the units in that semester shall be administered under strict examination conditions. Referring to the two scenarios mentioned in General Pedagogical Guidelines, in both scenarios the assessment will take place in Malta. However with Scenario B there is flexibilty to move the timing of the Test Weeks or individual tests to best suit student needs according to public health guidelines.

 

The EIMS Academic Board shall certify that studeents have successfully completed the Award once they have passed (i.e. got a minimum of 55%) in all 28 Units of the Award.

 

The EIMS resit policy for this Award is as follows:

·    Students who have failed units in the first semester shall have the opportunity of a resit in the examination week of the second semester.

·    Students who have failed units in the second semester of the first year shall have the opportunity of a resit in the examination week of the first semester of the second year.

·    Students who have failed units in the second semester of the second year shall have the opportunity of a resit up to three months after the examination week of the second semester of the second year.

·    All resits shall follow the same parameters as regular assessments. They shall be at an additional cost that shall be communicated to students at the beginning of the Award.

 

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