Key Assessments in the MBChB

This table shows all key assessments within MBChB by Year and each assessment format is tagged with a relevant association (K=Knowledge; S=Skills; A=Attitudes). Students first need to successfully complete all the in-course progression (non graded passes) items, with satisfactory attendance and professional attributes. This allows them to sit the high stakes end of year assessments, and then progress to the next year if everything is passed (or graduate at the end of year 5).

Assessment for Learning In course progression
(Non Graded Pass)
High stakes Year completion
(Graded Pass)
Year 1 Individual clinical cases and skills (KSA)
Online self-assessment (K)
Individual Unit projects and passport components (KSA)
‘Mock’ integrated written examination (K)
Satisfactory ICU/Unit completion
  • Spot tests [Core Body System, Nutrition & Energy] (KSA)
  • MCQ [IMS] (K)
  • Group project & Placement report [I&P1] (KA)
Completion of Passports & Projects
  • RESS (KS)
  • IDEALS (KSA)
  • Campus to Clinic (KSA)
Attendance and professionalism (A)
Integrated written examination [SBA,EMQ] (K)
Attendance & Professionalism (A)
Year 2 Individual clinical cases and skills (KSA)
Online self-assessment (K)
Individual Unit projects and passport components (KSA)
Satisfactory ICU/Unit completion
  • Spot tests [Control & Movement] (KSA)
  • Workbook and weekly question bank [BMS] (K)
  • Placement report [I&P2] (KA)
  • [LSM]
Completion of Passports & Projects
  • RESS (K)
  • IDEALS (KA)
  • Campus to Clinic (KSA)
Attendance and professionalism (A)
Integrated written examination [SBA,EMQ] (K)
Attendance & Professionalism (A)
Year 3 Individual WBA and skills (KSA)
Online self-assessment (K)
’Mock’ OSCE  (S)
Individual RESS & IDEALS components (KA)
RESS Projects (KS)
Completed practical skills portfolios (KSA)
Satisfactory clinical placement case based discussion (KS)
SAFER-MEDIC case presentation portfolio (K)
Attendance and professionalism (A)
Integrated written examination [SBA,EMQ] (K)
OSCE  (KSA)
Attendance & Professionalism (A)
Year 4 Individual WBA and skills (KSA) Complete WBA portfolio (KSA)
Completed practical skills portfolios (KSA)
Satisfactory clinical placement case based discussion (KS)
SAFER-MEDIC case presentation portfolio (K)
Atendance and professionalism (A)
Integrated written examination [SBA,EMQ  and slides] (K)
OSCE  (KSA)
Year 5 Individual WBA and skills (KSA)
Online SBA
Written revision items (K)
Complete WBA portfolio (KSA)
Completed practical skills portfolio (KSA)
Satisfactory clinical placement case based discussion (KS)
Attendance and professionalism (A)
RESS/IDEALS project [from 2015 – preceded by in course SSC portfolio] (KA)
Integrated written examination [SBA,EMQ  and slides] (K)
OSCE  (KSA)
Attendance & Professionalism (A)

KEY:
Assessment types: SBA=Single Best Answer, EMQ = Extended Matching Question
Tested domains: K = Knowledge, S = Skills, A = Attitudes