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SOCIAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decree

The Social Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 3 May.

Decree (1): Revision of the IT course in PPE

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Social Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, revises the arrangements for the Information Technology course in PPE. The current regulations for the Final Honour School provide for the examiners to receive records showing whether candidates have pursued a course in IT to an adequate standard. The examiners deduct 1 per cent of the aggregate mark of those candidates who have failed to reach an adequate standard.

Following a review of the IT course after its first two years of operation, it has now been agreed that the course should take place in the first year rather than the second year, and that satisfactory completion of the course (comprising one day of teaching and a project requiring no more than two or three days) should be a requirement for entering for the Final Honour School examinations but should not form part of the assessment for the School.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 431, l. 12, after `unless he or she' insert `has completed a designated course in Information Technology to an adequate standard and has'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2004.

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HUMANITIES BOARD

Decree

The Humanities Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 3 May.

Decree (2): Establishment of Master of Studies in Japanese Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Humanities Board, on the recommendation of the Oriental Studies Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, establishes an M.St. in Japanese Studies.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 618, after l. 20, insert: `Japanese Studies Oriental Studies'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2002.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decree

The Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 3 May.

Decree (3): Revision of the decrees governing the Second BM Examination

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, provides for changes to the Second BM Examination. These changes are made in part in response to the recommendations in the Board's strategic document `Plan for Teaching in Years 4, 5, and 6' (February 2001); in part in response to feedback from staff and students; and in part in response to the comments made by the Education Committee of the General Medical Council, which reviewed the course in February 2001. The changes allow for a period of preparation for work as a Pre-registration House Officer and improve the opportunities available to study topics of interest in depth through the introduction of a course in Vocational Studies. The year-three core curriculum will be taught during a General Clinical Studies Course.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In § 3, cl. 17 of the decree governing the Degree of Doctor of Medicine (Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 895, as amended by Decree (3) of 26 July 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1355), after `be reassessed at a later date.' insert `Year 3 shall involve written and clinical examinations and may involve oral examinations. No candidate shall be examined on the Year 3 Vocational Studies Course until he or she has passed the assessments for Years 1 and 2 and the Year 3 General Clinical Skills Course.'

2 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 987, l. 10, delete `essays' and substitute `Vocational Skills Course'.

3 Ibid., l. 13, delete `subject-matter of the essays' and substitute `course-material'.

4 Ibid., l. 14, after `to examine' insert `the General Clinical Studies Examination'.

5 Ibid., p. 1024, l. 6, delete `subjects in' and substitute `General Clinical Studies of Year 3 of'.

6 Ibid., l. 9 (i.e. the fourth line after l. 5; the line numbering on that page is incorrect), after `examiners in' insert `General Clinical Studies of'.

7 Ibid., after l. 12 (as numbered on that page), insert item (iv) as follows:

`(iv) Candidates passing the Vocational Skills Course of Year 3 of the Second BM Examination

Names of candidates in the Second BM Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery who in [here insert term and year] have satisfied the examiners in the Vocational Skills Course of Year 3.
   A. B.—College

   C. D.—Hall

   E. F.—Society                                     G. H.
                                                     I. J.  Examiners.'
                                                     K.L. 

8 This decree shall be effective from 1 September 2004.

Key to Decree (3)

Cl. 1 provides for the changes in the curriculum.

Cll. 2--4 provide for amendments to the duties of examiners.

Cll. 5--7 provide for changes to the pass lists.

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PERSONNEL COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Decree

The Personnel Committee of Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 3 May.

Decree (4): Conferment of the title of Visiting Professor

Text of Decree (4)

The title of Visiting Professor in Evolutionary Genetics is conferred on Dr P.B. Rainey, St Cross College, Professor-elect of Evolutionary Genetics in the University of Auckland, New Zealand, for three years from 1 January 2003.

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 3 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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