OBGYN MSc Stat Module (2016-2018) :
Assessment Explained
Assessment in Principle The Instrument of Assessment Advice to Students

What is being assessed

The assessment will test the competence of students to carry out statistical analysis tasks, and includes
  • The choice of statistical tools
  • Editing and transfer of data
  • The use of appropriate computer programs for analysis
  • Presentation of results, including tabulation and graphics.
  • Interpretation of statistical results

What is the instrument of assessment

What is the timing of assessment

  • The assessment can begin when the instruments of assessment is completed, estimated to be July 2017.
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions by a student
  • The assessment ends anytime when the student's submission is deemed correct.
  • The dead line will be the end of the statistics module, which is the end of March, 2018.
  • A student that failed to submit a correct Part 1 assessment by the deadline will have failed

How will the students be graded

The grading system is as follows.
  • Grading will be competitive and by exclusion. In 2017, the statistics module will include students from MSc. Midwifery and MSc. Reproductive Science. The two groups are assessed and graded separately so students are compared only with those from the same degree.
  • Grade C and D :
    • Students who have not successfully completed Part 1 by the deadline will have failed the module.
    • Students who have successfully completed Part 1 by the deadline, regardless of the number of submissions required, will be awarded a grade of D.
    • Students who have successfully completed Part 1 by the deadline requiring less than 4 submissions will be awarded a grade of C.
  • Grade B : Students who have successfully completed both Part 1 and Part 2 of the assessment, will be considered for grade B, using the following protocol.
    • The maximum number of grade B awarded is 30% of those eligible.
    • Students successfully completed both Part 1 and Part 2 with their first submission have top priority, and are awarded in order of the time of their submission, until the number with grade B reached 30% of those eligible
    • If the number of grade B so awarded is less than 30% of those eligible, then those successfully completed both Part 1 and Part 2 with their second submission are awarded grade B in order of the time of their second submission, until the number with grade B reached 30% of those eligible.
    • If the number of grade B so awarded is still less than 30% of those considered, then the remainder of those eligible are awarded grade B, in order of the time of their final submission, until the number with grade B reached 30% of those eligible.
  • Grade A : Students reaching Grade B, who have successfully completed both Part 1 and Part 2 of the assessment with their first submission, will be considered for grade A, in order of the time of their submission, until all those eligible are awarded grade A, or the number awarded grade A reached 30% of those awarded grade B, whichever the lower number
  • Minor adjustments in marginal cases
    • The number in each grade may be increased if there are students with very similar results but barely failed to be selected for promotion
    • In all marginal cases, students may be given the benefit of the doubt and graded upwards
    • All marginal adjustments are decisions to be made by the Course Director, whose decision is final.