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MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY - Updated guidelines by rcpath from 2004

Author: rcpath, Posted on Monday, February 09 @ 11:45:49 IST by RxPG  

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MRCPath Part 2

Part 2 examination

Purpose
This is a final assessment of competence to practise as a specialist in medical microbiology.

Format
Written paper (balance of essays and short notes) tests knowledge and understanding across the curriculum.

Practical examination tests competence in practical laboratory skills, data interpretation, management of infection and infection control practice. The viva at the end of the practical examination will be retained but kept under review; its purpose is to allow borderline fail candidates an opportunity to acquire additional marks.

Standards and marking

Part 1 MCQ examination:
· objective MCQ examination (single two-hour paper) with computerised marking
· one best answer and extended matching question formats
· experienced group of examiners involved in standard setting and curriculum mapping
· criterion-based pass-mark set for each examination by Panel of Examiners (individual question review to create minimum standard)
· individual candidate performance available
· biannual examination review.

Part 2 written examination:
· essay and short-note questions in two three-hour papers
· each examination mapped across curriculum
· outline model answers for all questions
· examiners mark in blinded pairs to model answer
· closed marking scheme
· discrepant marks (>1 mark out) reviewed by Panel chairperson
· individual candidate performance available.

Part 2 practical examination:
· six questions over three-day period, plus 20 minute viva
· questions designed to test basic laboratory, interpretive and clinical management skills and competencies
· questions set by group of examiners following set protocol
· outline model answers for all questions
· blinded double marking
· ‘closed’ marking scheme
· individual candidate performance available.




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