Assessment in the Medical Foundations (MF) includes both tutorial and clinical skills assessments.
In tutorial, students are assessed in three domains by their tutors: Professional Behaviours, Contribution to Group Process and Contribution to Group Content. As well as tutorial performance, tutors assess knowledge acquisition through Concept Application Exercises (CAEs). CAE questions are focused on applying scientific concepts covered in tutorials to the clinical situations presented in the test problems.
The student’s clinical skills preceptor provides an assessment of history taking, physical examination skills and professional behaviour, which the tutor integrates into the final MF student assessment.