General regulations - 2019/2020

5 EDD – program 2019/2020

General regulations – Histology, cytology and embryology

 Organization of classes and seminars

  1. Histology, cytology and embryology is taught during lectures, seminars and practical classes.
  2. Presence in lectures, seminars and practical classes is obligatory. Coming late to class by more than 15 minutes will be treated as an absence.
  3. Classes begin with the seminar followed by a practical part.
  4. Students have to be prepared for the class. Tutor will verify student’s preparation to the class. Subject of seminars and classes are specified in the Topics of classes and lectures.
  5. Proper preparation to the seminar and class is evaluated by the introductory knowledge test.
  6. During the class, students discuss with their professor topics of the class and inspect microscopic slides, schemes and electronograms. Images of tissues and organs inspected under the microscope should be drawn with color crayons in the notebook. All drawings have to be properly described (legend to the drawing).
  7. Microscopes are provided for every student in the class. At the end of the class student should switch off the microscope and cover it. Microscopic slides, electronograms, microscopes or their parts must not be removed from the class.
  8. During the period preceding intermediate or final examinations, every student group can borrow a set of demonstration slides for an at-home training. Sets can be exchanged any number of times. Before exchanging or returning the set, students have to put slides in order, according to the attached list. Students are financially liable for lost or damaged slides.

 Presence in the classes and seminars

  1. To get the credit for the semester Student must be present in lectures and seminars and get credit in all classes.
  2. The prerequisite for getting a credit for the class is a positive note received on the knowledge of the discussed subject and properly done drawings of microscopic slides.
  3. Days of classes, including days of intermediate examinations, are days of obligatory presence.
  4. It is permitted to be absent up to 2 times during lectures and 2 times during classes in each semester. Absence must be justified with the tutor. Absence on 3 or more classes, regardless of the reason, results in not getting a credit for the semester, hence student will not be admitted to the intermediate examination.
  5. Classes uncredited because of the absence or being unprepared must be passed in the form established by the Head of the Department. Head of the Department will appoint the date of this test.

 Credit for classes – weekly tests.

1.    In order to get a credit for classes, the student must get at least 60% of the total number of points from all weekly tests, from the given part (general histology, embryology, microscopic anatomy).

2.    If the student did not achieve 60%, he must get credit for all the tests for the classes for which he did not get 6 points. Not getting the minimum of 60% from all the retaken tests, results in not being admitted to the intermediate/final exam.

3.    All tests needs to be retaken before intermediate examinations.

Credit

  1. Dates of the intermediate examinations are decided by the university Pedagogical Council and cannot be changed.
  2. The Department appoint two dates of each intermediate examination. For students who did not pass on these dates, regardless of the reason, The Department will appoint the additional date of the intermediate examination, before summer examination session.
  3. Only students who were present in lectures, seminars and got credit for all the classes are admitted to the intermediate examination.
  4. Intermediate examination in general histology and in microscopic anatomy consist of two parts: practical (slide recognition) and theoretical
  5. Intermediate examination in embryology has no practical part.
  6. Intermediate examinations on the first and the second date are MCQ tests. Other dates of the intermediate examination have the form that is determined by the Head of the Department.
  7. Intermediate examination tests consist of 50 questions.
  8. The criteria to pass the test are determined by the Head of the Department, after the test, and they are expected to be not less than:
  • 60% of all questions in the test.
  • 65% of questions in dental part of the test.
  • 60% of questions in the remaining part of the test.
  1. Intermediate examination in microscopic anatomy contains questions on histology of tooth and oral cavity as well as questions on other structures of the body discussed in the course. The criteria to pass this intermediate examination are determined by the Head of the Department, after the test, and they are expected to be not less than:
  1. Any complains on the questions in the tests must be sent via e-mail to the secretary of the Department on the day of the test.
  2. Each intermediate examination can be taken twice. When the student fails both dates, he/she has the right to take the intermediate examination on the third date. This date is appointed by Pedagogical Council. Practical test must be passed before the date of the retake MCQ test.

 Final examination

  1. The final examination comprises topics discussed during classes, seminars and lectures.
  2. Student must pass all intermediate examinations scheduled in the program of the course to be admitted to the final examination.
  3. Dates of the final examinations are decided by the university Pedagogical Council and cannot be changed.
  4. Final examination consist of two parts: practical and theoretical.
  5. Failing practical or theoretical part results in failing the examination.
  6. Head of the Department can exempt a student from the THEORETICAL final examination, when the average of all student’s marks received on intermediate examinations was at least 4½. Student IS NOT exempted from PRACTICAL examination. For such exemption student needs to apply to the Head of the Department in writing. (template of the application is available on the Department web site)
  7. In the case of an absence during the final examination caused by medical condition, should present doctor’s leave during three working days from the date of examination, or will receive a failing mark.
  8. Retake of the examination is held during the retake examination session. If the student fails this examination, he/she can apply to the Dean for the permission for the second retake of the examination.

 Practical examination

  1. Practical part of the examination consists of recognizing 10 histological slides. Minimal number of recognized slides is 6. For each additionally recognized slide, the student receives 1 point, and for recognizing 10 slides - 5 points.
  2. Students who failed practical examination on the first date will take the MCQ test, whose positive result will be treated as the result of retake examination (student has to take again only practical examination).
  3. Students who passed practical examination on the first date, but failed the MCQ test, do not have to take the practical examination once again during the retake (student has to take again only MCQ test).

 Theoretical examination

  1. Theoretical part of the examination is the MCQ test that consists of 100 questions.
  2. Examination test contains questions on histology of tooth and oral cavity as well as questions on other topics discussed in the course.
  3. The criteria to pass the test are determined by the Head of the Department, after the test, and they are expected to be not less than:
  • 65% of questions in dental part of the test.
  • 60% of questions in the remaining part of the test.
  1. Any complains on the questions in the tests must be sent via e-mail to the secretary of the Department on the day of the test.

 Final grade

  1. Final mark is set on the basis of both: practical and theoretical examination. Points received on both parts of the examination are considered.
  2. Points from the practical examination are added to the points received on the MCQ test only to students, who had passed the MCQ test.
  3. Points from the practical examination are added only once. These points are not added in examinations conducted during the retake session.

 Position of the Chair regarding cheating during examinations

Cheating on examinations is a breach of ethics and Regulations of Studies at the Warsaw Medical University. Person actively or passively participating in cheating shall be punished by being expelled from the examination and receiving a failing mark. On the top of that, the Department shall institute disciplinary procedure against the cheating students.

Person actively participating in cheating is the one, who copies results from other students or uses illegal notes or electronic devices to communicate or store data. Bringing such devices to examinations is forbidden.

Passive participation in cheating means allowing other students copy one’s own responses. Thus, a student is obliged to behave honestly, not to allow other students copy his/her own responses.

Head of the Department obliges students and examiners to strictly obey these regulations.