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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Final Honour School of English Language and Literature, Course I

The Special Topics (for Course I, Paper 8 (h)) for examination in 2000 will be:

Syndicated options

8(h)(i) Dissident writing, c.1381–c.1414.
8(h)(ii) The Art of Biography.
8(h)(iii) Language and the Media.
8(h)(iv) Anglo-American Film.

Course II options

8(h)(v) Linguistic Theory (as specified for Course II, paper B.4).
8(h)(vi) Medieval and Renaissance Romance (as specified for Course II, paper B.10.f).
8(h)(vii) Scottish Literature pre-1600 (as specified for Course II, paper B.10.g).
8(h)(viii) Old Norse (as specified for Course II, paper C.5).
8(h)(ix) Old French Literature (as specified for Course II, paper C.10).
8(h)(x) Medieval Welsh (as specified for Course II, paper C.11).
8( h)(xi) Medieval Latin (as specified for Course II, paper C.12).

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences will come into effect on 11 June.

Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences

Degree of Master of Science by Coursework

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 746, after l. 28 insert:

`Epidemiology, Evolution, and Control of Infectious Disease

1. The Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences shall elect for the supervision of the course an organising committee which shall have power to arrange lectures and other instruction. The organising committee shall appoint for each candidate an academic committee consisting of the supervisor(s) of the candidate's two research projects and one member of the organising committee, who will serve as the candidate's academic supervisor.

2. Each candidate must follow a course of study in Epidemiology for at least three terms and for a substantial part of the three subsequent vacations, as determined by the course timetable, and will, when entering for examination, be required to produce a certificate from the academic supervisor to this effect. There will be no written examination.

3. Candidates shall be examined in all of the following ways:

(i) each candidate will be required to submit to the examiners two copies of a typewritten or printed essay of approximately 3,000 words (excluding bibliography, tables, figures, and appendices) on each of four topics specified or agreed by the course organisers. The essays will be selected from the topics as set out in (c) and (d) of the Schedule;

(ii) each candidate will be required to submit to the examiners one practical notebook for each of the eight taught subject areas set out in (c) and (d) of the Schedule;

(iii) each candidate will be required to submit to the examiners two copies of a typewritten or printed dissertation of not more than 10,000 words (excluding bibliography, tables, figures, and appendices) on each of the two research projects chosen for study, as set out in the Schedule;

(iv) each candidate will be required to give two public oral presentations on subjects of her or his choice related to the content of the course, on dates to be determined by the examiners.

4. Each candidate will be examined viva voce.

5. Before being given leave to supplicate, candidates must have demonstrated understanding of and competence in the subjects covered in the Professional Development Programme and the five modules of the Introduction to Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Disease teaching as set out at (a) and (b) of the schedule, to the satisfaction of the organising committee, who shall submit a certificate to the examiners to this effect.

6. The required written submissions must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc. in Epidemiology, Evolution, and Control of Infectious Disease, c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG; they must be submitted by dates to be specified by the Organising Committee and which will be published in the University Gazette not later than the start of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken. Each submission must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work, except where specifically acknowledged.

7. The viva voce examinations will be conducted in September in the year in which the candidate is examined on dates to be determined by the examiners.

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

9. The examiners shall retain one copy of each extended essay and both copies of each dissertation of each successful candidate, the essays and one copy of each dissertation for deposit in the Zoology Departmental Library and the other dissertation to be given to the project supervisor.

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SCHEDULE

The syllabus for study will include five principal components.

(a) Professional Development Programme

To provide transferable personal skills for a career in scientific research, this programme will consist of taught classes with interactive discussions and practical assignments in the following areas:

(i) creativity, teamwork, and leadership;

(ii) time management and learning skills;

(iii) presentation skills, verbal and written;

(iv) career planning, assessing personal skills and values, CVs and interview techniques;

(v) exploitation of science: getting ideas to the market-place, patents, intellectual property rights;

(vi) the relationship between academic and industrial research;

(vii) government science policy and research funding;

(viii) ethical and social issues in science.

(b) Introduction to Epidemiology, Evolution, and Control of Infectious Disease

This will consist of five taught courses of lectures with associated practicals detailing epidemiologically oriented applications in:

(i) introduction to computing including information technology (libraries and databases);

(ii) background mathematics;

(iii) background statistics;

(iv) molecular biology;

(v) immunology.

(c) General Concepts in Epidemiology, Evolution, and Control of Infectious Disease

A series of sequential, compulsory modules consisting of lectures, seminars, and practicals in the following specialist areas:

(i) disease and world development;

(ii) concepts of infectious disease epidemiology;

(iii) heterogeneity in the transmission dynamics of infection;

(iv) population distrubition and inference on means.

(d) Advanced Epidemiology, Evolution, and Control of Infectious Disease

This will consist of four taught courses of compulsory lectures, practicals, demonstrations, and seminars in the following topics:

(i) advanced statistical methods for epidemiology;

(ii) control programmes and public health policy;

(iii) immunology and molecular epidemiology;

(iv) epidemiological parameter estimations.

Candidates will be expected to submit practical notebooks for all eight courses in (c) and (d) and to show advanced knowledge of four of these subjects by submitting an essay relating to it as specified in Regulation 3(i).

(e) Research projects

Candidates will undertake two research projects and where appropriate these may take the form of two parts of a common study. The first research phase will utilise the relevant skills and knowledge gained from the initial part of the course and the second research phase will utilise the extra skills developed in the specialised part of the course. The subjects will be selected in consultation with the organising committee and the choice will be made from theoretical, data analytical, or experimental topics.'

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

P. LE BILLON, St Antony's: `Power is consuming the forest: the political ecology of conflict and reconstruction in Cambodia'.
School of Geography, Thursday, 3 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R. Bryant, E. Swyngedouw.

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Clinical Medicine

J. ALFARO-ADRIAN, Worcester: `Early migration and loosening of cemented total hip replacement: an RSA study'.
Nuffield Department of Orthpaedic Surgery, Friday, 11 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J. Kenwright, R.S.M. Ling.

G. LOCKWOOD, Green College: `The role of inhibin and activin in human ovulation and the establishment of pregnancy'.
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Thursday, 3 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: I.Z. Mackenzie, R. Fleming.

S. TURVEY, New College: `Pancreatic islet cell transplantation: rejection and tolerance induction'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Tuesday, 8 June, 1 p.m.
Examiners: V. Cerundolo, C.P. Larsen.

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Physical Sciences

KOO-YONG PARK, St Edmund Hall: `Quadtree grid numerical model of nearshore wave–current interaction'.
Department of Engineering Science, Wednesday, 2 June, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: W.R. Eatock Taylor, P. Holmes.

N.J. QUINLAN, Queen's: `Gas and particle dynamics in transdermal powdered drug delivery'.
Engineering and Technology Building, Monday, 14 June, 10 a.m.
Examiners: A.G.L. Borthwick, D.A. Greenhalgh.

A. RAWCLIFFE, Corpus Christi: `The reactions of loaded carbon nanotubes, studied by novel electron microscopy techniques'.
Department of Materials, Friday, 4 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.L. Jenkins, C. Kiely.

D. ROLLAND, Merton: `Study of state-selected ion– molecule reactions using pulsed field techniques'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Tuesday, 8 June, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: B.J. Howard, C. Alcaraz.

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Social Studies

A. ADEBAJO, St Antony's: `Pax Nigeriana? ECOMOG in Liberia, 1990–7'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 9 June, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A.H.M. Kirk-Greene, J. Mayall.

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Committee for Educational Studies

N. ALEXIADOU, Harris Manchester: `Markets and further education'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 2 June, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.E. Pendry, M.P. Bottery.

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