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Sure, but I thought it more suited undergrad requirements. I am happy to move it. I found it entertaining that a mod didnt use the search function first..but I wont go into that. XD
OK, this has been done to death in chatbox, but...
In my mind an institution that is prepared to break with regulations so easily is one whose integrity is questionable. If I were a UQ student I'd be questioning this attitude out of fear of the image it creates starting to undermine the value of a UQ degree. If regulations regarding admission to a degree can be so crassly ignored, how secure are the regulations regarding graduation?
This whole fiasco doesn't really have me questioning the value of my degree but solidifies the shiftiness of our school of medicine. It's not really the university that's acting without impunity, apart from the whole VC incident that's been dealt with. But the SOM has time and time again ignored procedure and treated its current, and now future students extremely poorly. This became clear this year with the whole Ipswich fiasco; then again with the Wesley hospital clinical rotations and now with admissions. But yeah this is more to do with the school then the university.
Something else entirely. According to our ECP, and the words of virtually every SOM lecturer all year, our OSCEs were to be worth 25% of our grade for the year. Too many people passed OSCEs and got the full 25%, and consequently too many people did well for their liking, so they decided to make OSCEs pass/fail and thus worth 0%, and re-calculate our GPAs based on the remaining 75% of assessment. Upwards of 60 people failed the year because of this, and almost everyone slipped a grade. I went from a 7 to a 6. Essentially, the School of Medicine tried to normalise, or "bell-curve" a criterion-based course.
how can they change assessment weightings AFTER the assessment...people failing on account of this is total bs, I for one would base my time management on those weightings...
Exactly. Many people were told they passed OSCEs, and thus received the full 25% and were guaranteed at least a 4 for the year, and relaxed a little before final exams. They did poorly on final exams, had OSCEs made to be worth 0% and consequently failed. It was a low move.