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Oxford University Gazette, 28 June 2007: Examinations and Boards

Appointments, Reappointment, and Conferment of Title

Social Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

K. ZIEGLER, D.JUR Bielefeld, Fellow of St Hilda's. Erich Brost Lecturer in German and European Community Law. From 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2012.

R.M. SOARES DE OLIVEIRA, BA York, M.PHIL PH.D Camb, Fellow of St Peters'. In Comparative Politics (African Politics). From 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2012.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

W. NJOYA, LL.B Nairobi, LL.M Hull, PH.D Camb, Fellow of Wadham. In Law. From 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2012.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS

M. ASHDOWN, BA Camb, Fellow of Somerville. CSET Career Development Fellow in Land Law and Trusts. From 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2010.

E. SCOTFORD, BCL Oxf, B.SC LL.B Sydney, Fellow of Corpus Christi. In Environmental Law. From 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2010.

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

J. DICKSON, LL.B Glas, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Somerville. In Law. From 1 October 2007 to the retiring age.

Reconferment of title

VISITING LECTURER

PROFESSOR G. VAN CALSTER, LL.M College of Europe, Bruges, PH.D Leuven. From 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2008.

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where applicable, of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Social Sciences Board, the Continuing Education Board, and the Theology Board will come into effect on 13 July.

1 Social Sciences Board

(a) Master of Business Administration

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 838, l. 5, delete '(i) Financial Management'.

2 Ibid., l. 6, delete 'j' and substitute 'i'.

(b) M.Sc in Financial Economics

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 778, l. 17, delete 'Microeconomics' and substitute 'Economics'.

(c) M.St in Social Anthropology

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 716, after l. 5 insert:

'Social Anthropology

1. The Social Sciences Divisional Board shall elect for the supervision of the course a Standing Committee, namely the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Anthropology, which shall have power to arrange lectures and other instruction. The course director shall be responsible to that committee.

2. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Social and Cultural Anthropology for at least three terms, and will, when entering for the examinations, be required to produce a certificate from their supervisors to this effect.

3. Candidates will be required to present themselves for written and (if requested) oral examinations and to submit three copies of a long essay in prescribed form on an approved topic as defined below.

4. The written examination will consist of four papers on the syllabus described in the schedule.

5. Each candidate will be required to submit a long essay of approximately 5,000 words on a topic selected from a list issued by the Chairman of Examiners on Monday of the eighth week of Hilary Term.

6. Three typewritten copies of the long essay must be delivered not later than noon on Monday of the first week of Trinity Term, to the Chair of Examiners, M.St in Social Anthropology, c/o Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.

7. The oral examination (if requested) may be on the candidate's written papers, or long essay, or both.

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

9. If it is the opinion of the examiners that the work done by a candidate is not of sufficient merit to qualify for the Degree of M.St, the candidate shall have the option of resitting the M.St examination in the following year.

Schedule

Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in four papers as follows:

I. Fundamental Concepts in Social and Cultural Anthropology (paper and syllabus shared with the M.Sc in Social Anthropology, the M.Sc in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and the M.Phil Qualifying Examination in Migration Studies).

II. The Social and Moral Order (as specified for the M.Sc in Social Anthropology).

III. Perception and Experience (as specified for the M.Sc in Social Anthropology).

IV. Social Anthropology of a Selected Region (as specified for the M.Sc in Social Anthropology).'

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2 Continuing Education Board

(a) M.Sc by Coursework

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 736, l. 26, insert as footnote:

'Students applying for the M.Sc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies must commence by studying the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies.'


(b) M.Sc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 742, l. 21, insert:

'1. Candidates will be expected to have satisfactorily completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies.'

2 Ibid., p. 743, l. 2–3, delete 'under 2(d) and 2(g), the assessed work under 2(e) and 2(f) or the dissertation under 2(h)' and substitute 'under 3(d) and 3(g), the assessed work under 3(e) and 3(f) or the dissertation under 2( h)'.

3 Renumber existing cll. 1–5.


(c) M.St in Psychodynamic Practice

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 712, delete l. 2–4 and substitute:

'1. Candidates will be expected to have satisfactorily completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice.'


(d) M.Sc and Postgraduate Diploma in Experimental Therapeutics

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2009)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 777, insert:

'Experimental Therapeutics

1. The Medical Sciences Board, in consultation with the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee that shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least six terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Experimental Therapeutics, which shall normally take place over a period of two years and no more than four years.

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

(a) active participation, to the satisfaction of the course director, in all parts of the modules in Section A of the Schedule below;

(b) attendance at two modules chosen from those listed in Section B of the Schedule below;

(c) eight written assignments of not more than 5,000 words in length, one from each of the six modules specified in Section A and one from each of the two modules chosen from Schedule B below;

(d) a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography, on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the Programme Director.

The assessed work set out in cl. 3(c) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates. The assessed work set out in clauses 3(d) shall be forwarded to the Examiners, c/o Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates. The assessed work will, in normal circumstances, be submitted through an electronic submission system.

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

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the M.Sc.

6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination that they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

7. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted, in exceptional circumstances, from submitting an assignment of the total of eight written assignments required under 3(c) above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.

Schedule

Section A: Mandatory Modules

(1) Structure of clinical trials and experimental therapeutics

(2) The basic processes of drug therapy: pharmacokinetics

(3) The basic processes of drug therapy: pharmacodynamics and the principles of pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic modelling

(4) Adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and pharmacovigilance

(5) How to do research on drugs (including clinical trials)

(6) Rational prescribing

(7) Any other module as defined by the programme director and approved by the standing committee.


Section B: Optional Modules

Students must take two modules from the following list:

(1) Molecular approaches to gene therapy and immunotherapy

(2) The principles of cancer chemotherapy

(3) Structural genomics and drug discovery

(4) Any other module as defined by the programme director and approved by the standing committee'.

2 Ibid., p. 1044, insert:

'Experimental Therapeutics

1. The Medical Sciences Board, in consultation with the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee that shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least six terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Experimental therapeutics, which shall normally take place over a period of two years and no more than four years.

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

(a) active participation, to the satisfaction of the course director, in all parts of the modules in Section A of the Schedule below;

(b) attendance at two modules chosen from those listed in Section B of the Schedule below;

(c) eight written assignments of not more than 5,000 words in length, one from each of the six modules specified in Section A and one from each of the two modules chosen from Schedule B below.

The assessed work set out in cl. (c) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates. The assessed work will, in normal circumstances, be submitted through an electronic submission system.

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

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination that they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

6. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting an assignment of the total of eight written assignments required under 3(c) above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.

Schedule

Section A: Mandatory Modules

(1) Structure of clinical trials and experimental therapeutics

(2) The basic processes of drug therapy: pharmacokinetics

(3) The basic processes of drug therapy: pharmacodynamics and the principles of pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic modelling

(4) Adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and pharmacovigilance

(5) How to do research on drugs (including clinical trials)

(6) Rational prescribing

(7) Any other module as defined by the course director and approved by the standing committee


Section B: Optional Modules

Students must take two modules from the following list:

(5) Molecular approaches to gene therapy and immunotherapy

(6) The principles of cancer chemotherapy

(7) Structural genomics and drug discovery

(8) Any other module as defined by the course director and approved by the standing committee'.


(e) Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1043, l. 10, delete 'one year and not more than two years' and substitute 'three terms and no more than nine terms'.

2 Ibid., l. 16, delete '3,000' and substitute '4,000'.

3 Ibid., l. 17, delete '4,000' and substitute '3,000'.


(f) Undergraduate Diploma in British Archaeology

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1055, l. 48, delete 'Romano-British Archaeology' and substitute 'The Archaeology of Roman Britain'.

2 Ibid., p. 1056, l. 6, delete 'Attendance each year at either a training excavation or equivalent weekend schools;' and substitute 'Attendance at either two one-week Departmental training excavations (normally in July) or equivalent weekend schools'.

3 Ibid., p. 1056, l. 11, delete 'Two training excavation assignments which combined shall not exceed 2,000–2,500 words in length or equivalent weekend school assignments;' and substitute 'Two assignments on either the training excavation or the weekend schools 2,000–2,500 words in length each;'.


(g) Undergraduate Diploma in English Local History

With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1059, delete ll. 15–32 and substitute:

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

a. Attendance at classes; students must attend a minimum of 75 per cent of seventy two-hour teaching sessions;

b. Attendance at two residential weekends;

c. Ten coursework assignments, eight of which shall not exceed 2,000–2,500 words in length, and two of which shall not exceed 5,000 words in length, based on material taught during the course;

d. Two written three-hour examination papers, each covering the subjects taught in one module.

Assignments under (c) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates 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.

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

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(c), or the examination under 2(d), or both, may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.'


(k) Postgraduate Certificate in Bioremediation

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1034, insert:

'Bioremediation

1. Course

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

(b) The course will consist of three modules respectively entitled: Module 1: Turning Bioremediation into Business; Module 2: Putting the Technology into Practice; Module 3: Making Bioremediation Work for the Client. Each module will draw on the students' experience of working in the bioremediation sector.

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

(a) attendance at the classroom-based courses:

(b) the production of a business plan at the end of each module,, each of which shall not exceed 4,000 words in length:

(c) an overall appraisal and analysis, which shall not exceed 4,000 words, of the work undertaken during the three modules (less any exemption).

The portfolios under (b), and the overall appraisal and analysis under (c), will be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA 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 at the discretion of the examiners.

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

The Standing Committee for the Postgraduate Certificate in Bioremediation shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting one and one only of the written assignments under 2(b), 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.

A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(b)–2(c) above may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination in which he or she failed to satisfy the examiners on one further occasion only, normally not later than one year after the initial failure.'


(i) Certificate in Archaeology

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1049, l. 24, delete 'in each year of' and substitute 'in the second year of'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) M.Phil in Philosophical Theology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 634, delete ll. 36-8, and substitute:

'(a) To present themselves for a written examination in three of the papers prescribed below, the selection to depend on their previous qualifications;'.


(b) M.St in Philosophical Theology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 710, delete ll. 3–5 and substitute:

'(a) to present themselves for a written examination in two of the papers prescribed below, the selection to depend on their previous qualifications;'.

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