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Oxford University Gazette, 1 July 2010: Examinations and Boards

Appointments, Reappointments, and Conferments of Title

Humanities Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NTF)

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

JASON GAIGER, MA PH.D ESSEX, MA St And, Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In Contemporary Art History and Theory. From 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2015.

CUF LECTURER

English Language and Literature

SIMON DAVID PALFREY, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Brasenose College. In English Literature. From 1 October 2010 until the retiring age.

Medieval and Modern Languages

GEORGINA LOUISE BRENTNALL PAUL, BA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Hilda's College. In German. From 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2011.

Philosophy

CÉCILE MONIQUE YVONNE FABRE, MA York, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Lincoln College. In Philosophy. From 1 September 2010 until 31 August 2013.


Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NTF)

English Language and Literature

ANDREW KLEVAN, BA Oxf, MA PH.D Warw, Fellow of St Anne's College. In Film Studies. From 1 November 2009 until the retiring age.

CUF LECTURER

English Language and Literature

ANNIE SUTHERLAND, M.PHIL D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Somerville College. In English. From 1 February 2011 until the retiring age.


Conferment of Title

CUF LECTURER

History

SELINA TODD, BA Warw, MA D.PHIL Sus, Fellow of St Hilda's College. In History. From 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2015.


Medical Sciences Division

Reappointment

CLINICAL TUTOR IN CLINICAL MEDICINE

BRIAN JOHN ANGUS, B.SC MB CH.B MD Glas, MRCP, DTM&H, CCST (Royal College of Physicians), FRCP (Glas), Clinical Tutor in Clinical Medicine, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 June 2010.


Social Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

C. BJOLA, MA Leuven, PH.D Toronto, Fellow of St Cross College. In Diplomatic Studies. From 1 August 2010 until 31 July 2015.

TITULAR UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

A.C. JOHNSTON, BCL MA Oxf, LL.M Leiden, Fellow of University College. In Law. From 1 September 2010 until 31 August 2013.

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where appropriate, of the Education Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 16 July.

1 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Mathematics

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first parts B and C examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 326, ll. 7–10, delete '3. Method of assessment... specified.' and substitute:

'3. Method of assessment. Details of methods of assessment for Other Mathematics or Other Non-Mathematical units or half units will be given elsewhere. Some options may require assessment by oral presentation. The Course handbook will indicate where such details will be specified.'


(b) Honour School of Mathematics and Statistics

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first parts B and C examination in 2011)

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 338, ll. 9–11, delete '3. Method of assessment... specified.' and substitute:

'3. Method of assessment. Details of methods of assessment for units or half units delivered by other departments will be given elsewhere. Some options may require assessment by oral presentation. The Course handbook will indicate where such details will be specified.'


(c) M.Sc in Biomedical Engineering

With effect from 1 October 2010 for first examination in 2011

In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 687, ll. 31–2, delete 'Candidates... hours.' and substitute 'Candidates shall be required to take written papers in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Biomedical Engineering.'


2 Medical Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc in Pharmacology

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 750, ll. 21–22, after 'experimental design examination' insert '(also known as the quantitative examination)'.

2 Ibid., l. 22, after 'and a further examination' insert '(in the form of an essay paper)'.

3 Ibid., ll. 28–30, delete 'on a topic approved by the organizing committee and one practical notebook in which all practical class experiments are recorded.' and substitute 'which will be an extended introduction to their approved research project. One practical notebook in which all practical class experiments are recorded will also be submitted.'

4 Ibid., p. 751, l. 32, delete 'Neuropharmacology, Autonomic Pharmacology' and substitute 'Neuropharmacology I, Neuropharmacology II'.


(b) M.Sc. in Radiation Biology (for first examination in 2011)

With effect from 1 October 2010

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 757, l. 29, after 'Cellular' insert 'and Tissue'.

2 Ibid., l. 33, delete 'Tumour and Normal Tissue Radiation Biology' and substitute 'Imaging Technologies'.

3 Ibid., l. 38, insert a full stop after 'Biology'.

4 Ibid., delete l. 39.


(c) Special Regulations of the Divisional and Faculty Boards: Medical Sciences Division

With effect from 1 October 2010

In Examinations Regulations, 2009, p. 888, l. 48, delete 'the oral examination' and substitute 'receipt of the list of minor corrections from the examiners'.


(d) Degrees in Medicine and Surgery

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, delete from p. 952, l. 37, to p. 953, l. 12 inclusive, and substitute:

'(a) The Laboratory Medicine Course (concerning the application to human disease of the principles of Laboratory Medicine, including Histopathology, Microbiology and Infection, Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology and Haematology);

(b) Medicine;

(c) Surgery.

Each candidate will be assessed according to the methods of assessment approved by the Medical Sciences Board and notified to candidates before the commencement of each course of instruction.

Candidates must satisfy the relevant head of department or his/her deputy, or the Director of Clinical Studies or his/her deputy, that they have attended a course of instruction, and attained the necessary skills and knowledge in:

(a) The Patient Doctor 2 Course (being an introduction to clinical methods, history taking and physical examination);

(b) Anaesthetics;

(c) Clinical Pharmacology;

(d) Communication skills;

(e) Medical ethics and law;

(f) Primary Health Care;

(g) Radiology;

( h) Special Study approved by the Medical Sciences Board.'

2 Ibid., p. 953, l. 20, delete 'Muscular' and substitute 'Musculo'.

3 Ibid., p. 955, ll. 19–21, delete 'Examiners may request extension or additional tests to decide whether a candidate shall be deemed to have passed.'

4 Ibid., l. 21, delete 'Years 1, 2 and 3' and substitute 'Years 1 and 3'.

5 Ibid., l. 22, after 'assessment.' insert 'In Year 2 the Examination Board may require candidates to be assessed in a specified module on one further occasion. Candidates in Year 2 shall be permitted a maximum of two attempts to pass Year 2.'

6 Ibid., l. 29, delete 'YEARS 1 and 2' and substitute 'YEAR 1'.

7 Ibid., l. 30, delete 'Years 1 and 2' and substitute 'Year 1'.

8 Ibid., after l. 41, insert:

'YEAR 2

A candidate in Year 2 who fails to reach a satisfactory standard in any individual course module assessment at the first attempt and is required by the Examination Board to be reassessed, will only be required to be reassessed in those parts of the assessment they have failed. A candidate who does not reach the threshold pass mark for Year 2 (from the sum of cumulative marks awarded from each assessment unit) will be deemed to have failed. A candidate in this position will be allowed only one further attempt to pass Year 2 and will be required to repeat the second year of the course in its entirety. In the event that a candidate's performance is judged to be unsatisfactory at this second attempt then his or her name shall be removed from the Register of Clinical Students subject to appeal by the Medical Sciences Board.'

9 Ibid., p. 956, l. 9, delete 'YEARS 1 and 2' and substitute 'YEAR 1'.

10 Ibid., delete ll. 13–15.

11 Ibid., l. 17, delete 'Years 1 and 2' and substitute 'Year 1'.

12 Ibid., after l.19, insert:

'YEAR 2

In the first assessment of candidates in the individual course modules of Year 2 each relevant pair of examiners/specialty advisors shall be required to attend, and if they so wish participate, on at least one occasion in each year.'


3 Social Sciences Board

M.Sc in Learning and Teaching

With effect from 1 October 2010 (for first examination in 2011)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p.728, delete ll.14–39 and substitute:

'4. Part I of the M.Sc in Learning and Teaching shall be examined by means of two assignments relating to the content of the first and second options studied by the candidate. Each assignment must be between 4,000 and 5,000 words in length, or their equivalent. Two printed copies of each assignment and one electronic copy (in a software format available in the department) must be delivered to the M.Sc examiners, c/o Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY. The deadline for the submission of the assignments will be noon on the first Friday of September of the candidate's first year as a part-time student on the course.

5. Part II of the M.Sc in Learning and Teaching shall be examined by means of one coursework assignment relating to the content of the third and fourth options studied by the candidate (or their first and second options if the candidate is exempted from Part I). (Candidates may choose, in consultation with their supervisors, whether the assignment should be presented as a single piece of work, drawing explicitly on the learning from the two options, or as two smaller scale pieces each carried out within different options but linked by a reflective introduction that brings the two studies together within the candidate's own practice of professional learning) The assignment must be between 8,000 and 10,000 words in length, or their equivalent. Two printed copies of the assignment and one electronic copy (in a software format available in the department) must be delivered to the M.Sc examiners, c/o Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY. The deadline for submission of the assignments will be noon on the first Friday of September of the candidate's second year (or the first year if the candidate is exempted from Part I) as a part-time student on the course.'

2 Ibid., from p. 729, l. 42 to p. 730, l. 42, renumber paragraphs 1 to 6 as A to F.


4 Continuing Education Board

(a) M.St in Diplomatic Studies

With effect from 1 October 2010

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 597, after l. 31, insert:

`Diplomatic Studies                       Continuing Education'.

2 Ibid., p. 613, after l. 9, insert:

'Diplomatic Studies

1. Candidates for admission will be expected to have satisfactorily completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies not more than three terms before admission to the M.St.

2. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over a period of not fewer than three terms and not more than six terms. The total period of study for the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies and the M.St in Diplomatic Studies combined shall be not more than nine terms to be taken over a maximum of eighteen terms from the commencement of the Diploma.

3. In addition to having previously satisfied the examiners in all four modules and in the dissertation specified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies, every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) participation in on-line dissertation supervisions;

(b) submission of a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words. The topic of the dissertation, which should be related to one or more of the subject areas of the four modules in the Postgraduate Diploma, and which should be distinct from, though may be complementary to, the topic of the dissertation examined for the Postgraduate Diploma, must be approved by the course director not later than 12 noon on the Friday of First Week of Michaelmas Full Term in the academic year in which the examination is taken. Two typewritten or word processed copies of the dissertation must be delivered to the Registry, Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford not later than 12 noon on Friday of Sixth Week of Trinity Full Term in the year in which the examination is taken.

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

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

6. A candidate whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiner may be permitted to resubmit on one further occasion only not later than one year after the initial failure.

7. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Degree of Master of Studies in Diplomatic Studies has previously successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies, the Master of Studies will subsume his or her Diploma.

8. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Degree of Master of Studies in Diplomatic Studies has previously successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies, the Master of Studies will subsume his or her Diploma.'


(b) Undergraduate Diploma in British Archaeology

With effect from 1 October 2010

1 In Examination Regulations, 2009, p. 1018, ll. 11–12, delete 'Attendance... weekend schools;' and substitute 'Attendance at either two linked weekends (four days) or approved archaeological practical training (minimum six days or equivalent);'.

2 Ibid., l. 14, delete '2,000–'.

3 Ibid., l. 13, after 'tutorials;' insert 'five if the extended project is undertaken'.

4 Ibid., ll. 16–17, delete '(e) two Practical Logbooks, one per module, which shall not exceed 5,00 words in length' and substitute:

'(e) in the first module, one practical logbook/project, which shall not exceed 8,000 words;

(f) in the second module, one practical logbook/project which shall not exceed 8,000 words or an extended project which shall not exceed 8,000 words on a topic approved by the course director.'

5 Ibid., l. 18, delete 'and 2(e)' and subsitute ', 2(e), and 2(f)'.

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