An outline of the assessment strategy for the course:

Assessment Strategy

The Assessment Strategy for this module draws on the hallmarks of Curriculum 2021, particularly in its focus on authentic assessment, and the use of feedback rich assessment for learning (in addition to the required summative assessment).  This module has a strong assessment for learning ethos through the use of an in-module reflective portfolio which is reviewed by course tutors and receives actionable feedback (alongside direct instructor feedback during the surgical skills simulation course).  The focus on evidence-based medicine ensures that the assessments are research connected.

The summative assessments provide opportunities for extensive engagement with relevant literature to ensure students exit the module with a robust theoretical understanding, and opportunities to enhance employability (e.g. through presentation at relevant clinical and scientific conferences and journals and the benefits of participation in a highly specialist surgical skills simulation course)

Summative Assessment 1: Oral (40%) 

A 20 minute oral presentation, aided by prepared slides,  during which the student will outline the clinical presentation, diagnostics and surgical management of the case, critical reflection of the case management underpinned by the relevant evidence base; after which, there will an oral defence of this management plan for 10 minutes.

Summative Assessment 2: Coursework (60%) 

A 2000 word written assignment, which is a critical reflection of the management strategy, professional issues and patient outcomes, based upon, and/or stimulated by learning opportunities, from a complex case into which the trainee has had significant input in oral and maxillo-facial surgery.

Standard University assessment policies will apply, resit options as described in the Code of Practice on Assessment.

Students will be informed that, in exceptional circumstances (e.g., global pandemics), plans for teaching may be subject to change. Contact will be made via the VLE and an e-mail will be sent to each of the students informing them of any changes that prove to be necessary. The Health and Life Sciences FAQSC will be informed in advance of any such changes, so that approval can be given.


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