The exam comprises 2 written papers (MCQ and MEQ) and a practical exam (OSCE).
- OSCE - Objective Structured Clinical Exam.
- MCQ - Multiple Choice Questions.
- MEQ - Modified Essay Questions.
A practice OSCE session has been incorporated into the Introductory residential week, the real OSCE takes place on the Monday of the mid term residential week and the two final written papers are taken at the end of the Diploma year.
The OSCE is a 10 station exam using real patients or actors who present with real life case scenarios or questions to be answered as though in the clinical situation.
The MCQ has 40, 5-stem questions with one correct answer. There is no negative marking.
The MEQ has 10 questions to be answered using short bullet point answers.
Any changes made to the exam format and by recommendations of the Exam Board, will be made clear to students in ample time before the exam date (i.e. before or during the mid-term residential week).
NB: Students must PASS the exam to the satisfaction of the Exam Board before the Diploma can be awarded.
How to apply
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