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MEDI3046 Year 4 Written Assessment

Module Overview

This is a synoptic assessment module that comprises the Written Papers at the end of Year 4 along with revision sessions that help prepare students for this assessment. The BM programmes are highly contextualised and integrated programmes in which the application of knowledge and understanding, clinical skills and professional practice applicable to medicine are learned through a range of modules none of which are stand alone modules and therefore this module should be recognised by teachers and students alike as part of the whole year and programme. The Year 4 Assessment in BM Year FOUR is studied along with 5 other clinical teaching modules in Acute Care, Psychiatry, Specialty Weeks, Obstetrics & Gynaecology/GUM and Child Health; and a year long Clinical Ethics & Law (CEL) module. The emphasis of the assessments for each of the modules aligns with the focus of learning for that module; however, the integrated nature of the course means that there will undoubtedly be overlap and aspects of the assessment in each module will draw upon learning from modules studied in earlier years as well as modules studied in that year. In addition, the CEL module and Year 4 assessment module have been purposely designed to assess learning outcomes covered in any of the 5 clinical modules from the year. The assessments will concentrate on the clinical subjects encountered in Year FOUR, namely child health, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology with genitourinary medicine, acute care, and the specialties (head and neck, ophthalmology, dermatology, neurology). However, the assessments are synoptic, i.e. they take an inclusive overview of the BM Programme so far and will involve demonstrating application of scientific and medical principles learnt in previous years in the context of these types of patients.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

On successful completion of the module you will be able to demonstrate at assessment the Learning Outcomes of Tomorrow’s Doctors (2009) as applied to the taught content and clinical experience of the Programme so far incorporating:  The doctor as a scholar and a scientist  The doctor as a practitioner  The doctor as a professional


This is a synoptic module which incorporates all the learning outcomes contained in all preceding modules throughout the programme, and are derived directly from the outcomes for graduates published by the GMC. Given that the focus of this module is the Year 4 written papers, revision characterised by private study comprises the main component. The module will also contain preparatory sessions for BM Year FIVE and preparation for Finals, in addition to time dedicated to personal reflection and preparation for BM Year FIVE.

Special Features

Students who require additional examination requirements need to formally apply with evidence and with guidance from enabling services for these to be considered well in advance. Reasonable adaptations will be considered, provided that it can still be demonstrated that all students have achieved all the learning outcomes and developed the attributes required for graduation as described above.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

All the learning in the previous modules within the programmes that undertake this module will have provided significant learning and teaching for this module as it is a synpoptic assessment which takes an overview of all the learning so far. Much of the learning for this module will be independent learning and revision. In addition, there is some teaching and learning associated with this module which will be taught through a range of learning and teaching strategies which will include: • Online and e-Learning material relevant to the content of the assessments • Time for private study • Learning within other modules in the year (which will contribute significantly to the learning for this module) • Other directed learning opportunities as appropriate

Independent Study167.5
Supervised time in studio/workshop16
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

Learning Resources. Resources for this module will be signposted to you through the Blackboard Page for this module. An indicative content is provided below, however the blackboard module will provide the most up to date guidance on resources for this module. Guidance and advice on Blackboard, including mock papers. Reading lists and on-line resources from the Programme so far. Resources on Blackboard linked to the Science Into Practice teaching


Assessment Strategy

This module will be assessed by two written papers: 1. A one best answer (OBA) multiple choice question (MCQ) paper. 2. A problem-solving case-based written paper requiring either free text or multiple choice answers. As described above, the assessment is synoptic, i.e. it is inclusive and draws on scientific and medical principles from previous modules in previous years.


MethodPercentage contribution
Multiple choice question  (2 hours) 50%
Problem solving  (2 hours) 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
Multiple choice question  (2 hours) 50%
Problem solving  (2 hours) 50%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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