This module is a synoptic assessment module incorporating all previous modules in the programme and constitutes the Applied Knowledge Assessment (AKT) component of ‘Finals’.
This module comprises the Applied Knowledge Assessment (currently MCQ format) assessment of ‘Finals’ along with revision sessions.
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 standalone modules and therefore this module should be recognised by teachers and students alike as part of the whole programme. The Applied Knowledge assessment in BM final year is studied along with 3 other assessment modules (Clinical and Professional Skills assessment (CPSA), Workplace based assessment module and Data interpretation and Summarisation assessment 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. The final year Applied Knowledge Assessment module has been purposely designed to assess learning outcomes covered in any of the modules within the programme.
The AKT is alongside the CPSA designed and intended to form the GMC mandated Medical licensing assessment (MLA) from academic year 2024/25. In preparation for this the design, content and format of the AKT is being developed collaboratively with the medical schools council and is part of an ongoing pilot exam for the MLA – AKT. Many aspects of its design, format and content are therefore set nationally and subject to national regulation.