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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1996

Honour Moderations

Physics and Philosophy: D.G. ANDREWS, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall (address: Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory)

Master of Philosophy

Sociology: D. GAMBETTA, MA, Fellow of All Souls (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

Qualifying Examination in Sociology: D. GAMBETTA, MA, Fellow of All Souls (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

Master of Science

Biology: M.R. SPEIGHT, MA, Fellow of St Anne's (address: Department of Zoology)

Diagnostic Imaging: A.J. MOLYNEUX, MA, Fellow of Exeter (address: Department of Radiology, Radcliffe Infirmary)

Public Policy in Latin America: T.R. THORP, MA, Fellow of St Antony's (address: Queen Elizabeth House)

Sociology: D. GAMBETTA, MA, Fellow of All Souls (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

Master of Studies

Philosophy: M.K. DAVIES, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Corpus Christi

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties and the Committee on Continuing Education will come into effect on 29 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

(a) Moderations in English Language and Literature

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, from p. 42, l. 17 to p. 43, l. 37, move to follow new decree for Moderations in English Language and Literature.

2 Ibid., l. 44, delete `*' and the entire contents of the footnote.

(b) Preliminary Examination in English Language and Literature

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 88, in ll. 39, 42, and 44, delete `Honour'.

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2 Board of the Faculties of English Language and Literature and Medieval and Modern Languages

Preliminary Examination in English and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 88, in ll. 7, 10, 13, 16, and 26, delete `Honour'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and Techniques)

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 687, after l. 18 insert:

`M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and Techniques)

1. Candidates must satisfy the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies before admission to the course that they possess the necessary qualifications in Arabic or Persian or Ottoman Turkish to profit by the course.

2.Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Islamic Art and Archaeology.

Candidates will, when they enter for the examination, be required to produce from their society a certificate that they are following such a course.

3. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

4. Syllabus

(a) Attendance. Every candidate must attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as his or her supervisor shall determine, and must, upon entering the examination, provide evidence of his or her attendance to the examiners.

(b) Bibliographical and/or Historiographical Essay. Every candidate must submit an essay of approximately 5,000 words on a subject of bibliographical and/or historiographical interest relevant to the subject for the proposed D.Phil. or M.Litt. thesis, to be approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies not later than its second meeting in Michaelmas Term.

(c) Essays on Research Methods and Techniques. Candidates will be required to submit an essay of approximately 5,000 words on each of two subjects in Islamic Art and Archaeology chosen from the following list with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies not later than its second meeting in Michaelmas Term.

1. Archaeology
2. Architecture
3. Ceramics
4. Metalwork
5. Numismatics
6. Painting
7. Textiles
8. Another subject to be approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Two copies of the three essays in (b) and (c) above, which must be typewritten or printed, must be sent in a parcel bearing the words `Essays for the M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and Techniques)' to The Chairman of Examiners, c/o Clerk to the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Monday of ninth week of Hilary Term. (d) Dissertation. Every candidate must submit a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words upon a chosen subject to be approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies not later than its second meeting in Michaelmas Term, which may be an essay on a topic relevant to the subject for the proposed D.Phil. or M.Litt. thesis, or a disscussion of the historical and archaeological/art historical background of the subject on which the student proposes to work, or what might become a short section of the thesis.

Two copies of the dissertation, which must be typewritten or printed, must be sent in a parcel bearing the words `Dissertation for the M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and Techniques)' to The Chairman of Examiners, c/o Clerk to the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Monday of sixth week of Hilary Term.

(e) Approaches and Problems. Candidates will be required to sit Paper IV (Approaches and Problems) of the M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology.'

4 Committee on Continuing Education and Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

(a) Master of Science in Evidence-based Health Care

With effect from 1 April 1996 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 745 after l. 24 insert:

`Evidence-based Health Care

1. The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, in consultation with the Committee on Continuing Education, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2.Except as provided for under (6) below, every candidate must follow for at least six and at most twelve terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of evidence-based health care.

3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at the appropriate classroom-based courses;

(b) the following portfolios of written work, each of which shall not exceed 4,000 words in length:

(i) a critical appraisal and analysis based on a minimum of three comprehensive literature searches closely related to the rest of the candidate's course work;

(ii) evidence of ability to inculcate in others the principles and practice of evidence-based health care in the candidate's work-based setting;

(iii) an account of the implementation and monitoring by the candidate of an aspect of health care change;

(c) an overall appraisal and analysis, which shall not exceed 4,000 words, of the work undertaken during modules (i)–(iii) of Schedule A;

(d) three written assignments, one on each of the three modules (iv)–(vi) of Schedule A, each assignment not exceeding 4,000 words;

(e) two written assignments, one on each of two modules chosen from those listed in Schedule B, each assignment not exceeding 4,000 words;

(f) a dissertation of not more than 25,000 words (including appendices and footnotes but excluding bibliography), on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the Chairman of the Standing Committee;

(g) an examination viva voce, unless the candidate shall have been individually dispensed by the examiners, on the dissertation and on any of the other parts of the examination.

4. Two typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation must be sent not later than 30 September in the year in which the examination is taken to the M.Sc. Examiners (Evidence-based Health Care), c/o Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

6. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care may on admission to the M.Sc. be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for this degree, the written assignments under 3(b)–(d) above. Any such candidate may be allowed to count not more than three terms completed in the study of the Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care towards the minimum period of study for the M.Sc., but the actual number of terms, if greater than three, completed in the study of the postgraduate diploma shall be counted towards the maximum period of study for the M.Sc. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health Care has previously successfully completed the postgraduate diploma, the M.Sc. will subsume his or her postgraduate diploma.

7. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to two of the written assignments under 3(b)–(e) above, not more than one of which shall be from each of 3(d) and (e), provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

8. Each candidate may, with the approval of the chairman of the standing committee, resubmit one written assignment and one only undertaken whilst registered for the M.Sc. if the course leader(s) deem that assignment unsatisfactory.

Schedule A

(i) The Practice of Evidence-based Health Care.

(ii) Teaching Evidence-based Health Care.

(iii) Implementing and Monitoring Change in Health Care.

(iv) Architecture of Applied Health Research.

(v) Fundamentals of Biostatistics.

(vi) Research Protocol Development.

Schedule B

(i) Advanced Issues in Clinical Trials.

(ii) Special Topics in Clinical Trials.

(iii) Advanced Issues in Overviews.

(iv) Special Topics in Overviews.

(v) Advanced Library Sciences.

(vi) Advanced Statistical Analysis.

(vii) Health Status Measurement.

(viii) Community Health Assessment.

(ix) Economic Appraisal of Health and Health Care.

(x) Sociological Analysis of Health and Health Care.

(xi) Health Screening Methodology.

(xii) Qualitative Methods in Health and Health Care.

(xiii) International Comparative Health Care.

(xiv) Practice Skills Development.

In June and December each year a list of Schedule B modules will be published in the University Gazette. Each such list, which will have been approved by the Standing Committee for the M.Sc., and which will have been a selection from the full set above, will contain those Schedule B modules which will be available during the following nine months.'

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(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care

With effect from 1 April 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 922 after l. 2 insert:

`Evidence-based Health Care

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes, on the principles and practice of evidence-based health care. The course may be taken on a part-time basis over a period which shall normally be of two years', and shall not exceed three years', duration.

(b) The course will consist of the six modules listed in the Schedule.

2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at the appropriate classroom-based courses;

(b) the following portfolios of written work, each of which shall not exceed 4,000 words in length:

(i) a critical appraisal and analysis based on a minimum of three comprehensive literature searches closely related to the candidate's course work;

(ii) evidence of ability to inculcate in others the principles and practice of evidence-based health care in the candidate's work-based setting;

(iii) an account of the implementation and monitoring by the candidate of an aspect of health care change;

(c) an overall appraisal and analysis, which shall not exceed 4,000 words, of the work undertaken during modules (i)–(iii) in the Schedule; (d) three written assignments, one on each of the three modules (iv)–(vi) of the Schedule, each assignment not exceeding 4,000 words.

3. Candidates will be expected to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies unless dispensed by the examiners.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

5. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Health Care may on admission to the M.Sc. be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for the postgraduate diploma, the written assignments under 2(b)–(c) above. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care has previously successfully completed the certificate, the postgraduate diploma will subsume his or her certificate.

6. The Standing Committee for the M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health Care shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to two of the written assignments under 2(b)–(d) above, not more than one of which shall be from 2(d), provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

Schedule

(i) The Practice of Evidence-based Health Care.

(ii) Teaching Evidence-based Health Care.

(iii) Implementing and Monitoring Change in Health Care.

(iv) Architecture of Applied Health Research.

(v) Fundamentals of Biostatistics.

(vi) Research Protocol Development.'

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(c) Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Health Care

With effect from 1 April 1996 (for first examination in 1996)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 921, after l. 19, and following the decree establishing Postgraduate Certificates, insert:

`Evidence-based Health Care

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes, on the principles and practice of evidence-based health care. The course may be taken on a part-time basis over a period which shall normally be of one year's, and shall not exceed two years', duration.

(b) The course will consist of three modules respectively entitled `The Practice of Evidence-based Health Care', `Teaching Evidence-based Health Care', and `Implementing and Monitoring Change in Health Care', each of which will provide a focus for six weeks of project work in the students' own health care settings.

2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at the classroom-based courses;

(b) the following portfolios of written work, each of which shall not exceed 4,000 words in length:

(i) a critical appraisal and analysis based on a minimum of three comprehensive literature searches closely related to the rest of the candidate's course work;

(ii) evidence of ability to inculcate in others the principles and practice of evidence-based health care in the candidate's work-based setting;

(iii) an account of the implementation and monitoring by the candidate of an aspect of health care change;

(c) an overall appraisal and analysis, which shall not exceed 4,000 words, of the work undertaken during the three modules. The portfolios under (b), and the overall appraisal and analysis under (c), will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the certificate.

5. The Standing Committee for the M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health Care shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting one and one only of the written assignments under 2(b)–(c), provided the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of Modern History has granted leave to G. L'E. TURNER, Linacre, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters. A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available at the University Offices.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The examiners appointed by the following faculty boards and committees give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Biological Sciences

J. WEARING-WILDE, Wolfson: `Reproductive biology of the bark-louse Lepinotus patruelis (psocoptera): implications for courtship theory'.
Rewley House, Wednesday, 3 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: T.D. Wyatt, G. Parker.

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Clinical Medicine

D.J. BEARD, Worcester: `Hamstring contraction latency following anterior cruciate ligament rupture, reconstruction, and rehabilitation'.
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Wednesday, 10 April, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: K.R. Mills, F. Heatley.

R.N. SODERLUND, Nuffield: `Hospital case-mix, costs, and productivity in the NHS internal market'.
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Friday, 15 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N.R. Hicks, A. McQuire.

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Mathematical Sciences

D.A. BURGESS, Linacre: `Parallel computing for unstructured mesh algorithms'.
University Computing Laboratory, Wednesday, 27 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.K. Parrott, M. Berzins.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

A.J. GINGER, Exeter: `After Rousseau: the problem of art and nature in the Spain of the 1830s and 1840s'.
Queen's, Friday, 29 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: O.N.V. Glendinning, J.D. Rutherford.

Modern History

R.D.E. EAGLES, Magdalen: `Francophilia and Francophobia in English society 1748–83'.
Lincoln, Wednesday, 1 May, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J.W. Derry, P. Langford.

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Physical Sciences

S. BARLOW, New College: `Studies of oligomeric metallocenes'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Wednesday, 20 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P. Mountford, P.D. Beer.

A. CLARKE, Wolfson: `Quantitative STM imaging of metal surfaces'.
Department of Materials, Friday, 19 April, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: S.P. Tear, A.P. Sutton.

J.G. GORE, St Catherine's: `The electronic properties of mixed metal oxides'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Friday, 22 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: P.P. Edwards, M.J. Rosseinsky.

N.A. POPHAM, Trinity: `Studies on binuclear ansa metallocene transition metal complexes'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Thursday, 21 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: V.C. Gibson, P.D. Beer.

B. WOODCOCK, Trinity: `Laser studies of RF discharges'.
Department of Engineering Science, Wednesday, 27 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P.J. Dobson, N.StJ. Braithwaite.

Physiological Sciences

N. SOKOLOVA, St Cross: `The roles of vitamin A in embryonic lung development in mice'.
Department of Human Anatomy, Monday, 18 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: J.S.H. Taylor, M. Maden.

SOCIAL STUDIES C. LUPI, Linacre: `Models of non-stationary economic time series'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 8 May, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A. Banerjee, S.J. Leybourne.

A.W. PATTEN, Wolfson: `Hegel's idea of freedom: an interpretation and defence'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 15 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: R. Plant, R. Guess.

Theology

C.J. POWELL, Harris Manchester: `Pugin's theories'.
Lady Margaret Hall, Tuesday, 23 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.G. Doig, J. Champ.

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Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

T. MEISSNER, St Hugh's: `S-stem nouns and adjectives in Ancient Greek: a study in Greek and Indo-European word formation'.
Wolfson, Friday, 26 April, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J.H.W. Penney, D.H. Petersmann.

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Committee for Management Studies

G. ROBINS, Templeton: `Banking in a transition economy: East Germany after unification'.
Templeton, Friday, 15 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.F. Knight, J. Samuels.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

The examiners appointed by the following faculty board give notice of oral examination of their candidate as follows:

Physical Sciences

I. WALLACE, St Anne's: The development of Discam, a novel ophthalmic camera for diagnosing glaucoma'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 22 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D.K. Hamilton, N. Phelps-Brown.