Evaluation

The assessment includes online quizzes, participation & assignments, and a written final exam.

Evaluation Breakdown

The evaluations will be distributed as follows:

  • Online Quizzes 35%
  • Participation and Assignments 20%
  • Final Exam 45%

Web - based quizzes (35%) and participation and assignments (20%) contribute towards the term mark which accounts for 55% of the course grade.

The written final examination, administered at exam centers throughout the world by the U of T School of Continuing Studies (SCS), contribute to 45% of the final mark making the total 100%.

The course pass mark is 50%.

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Online Quizzes

The online quizzes are every two weeks, covering the assigned material for those weeks. The quizzes are in multiple choice answer format.

Each quiz is 30 minutes long and will include 20 multiple choice questions, with either one CORRECT or one INCORRECT choice. Once you start the quiz online, the system will automatically log you off at 30 minutes after you start.

Each student will be expected to take the quiz independently without any aids (without the textbook or any online resources).

The web - based quizzes are available for 24 hours starting at 12 AM Eastern Standard Time on Monday morning till 11:59 PM on Monday night.

It is your responsibility to arrange your schedule to write the quizzes. Please ensure to take the quiz earlier in the day rather than attempting to take it in the last minute to accommodate any potential internet delays.

If you are unable to take the quiz within the specified period, you will receive a mark of 0 for that quiz. There will NOT be a make-up quiz if you miss a quiz.

The discussion board on Blackboard will not be accessible during the time when the quiz is in progress. Once you have written the quiz, please do not discuss the questions with anyone.
For more information please refer to the School of Continuing Studies policies on evaluation as well as the University of Toronto's Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.

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Participation and Assignments

Participation in the online forum through Blackboard will constitute 5% of the final grade in the course. It is expected that students will actively participate in the weekly discussions pertaining to the lecture material and the medical vignettes. Assignments will constitute 15% and will require some group participation.

Final Exam

The final exam will examine all the material covered in the course and will include multiple choice questions as well as short answer questions.

The final exam will be held during the examination period (please refer to the Schedule) and may include multiple choice questions as well as short answers.

Examinations can be arranged anywhere in the world.

The examination is conducted on a group basis by location at invigilated examination centres. Candidates must use pre-established centres if possible and you may be required to travel up to 30 km. Exams are arranged by SCS.

If, for good reason, you cannot write at one of the established centres, a form is provided on the SCS site to request another location.

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Letter of Completion and Grade Report

At the conclusion of the course, students receive a Letter of Completion and an official Grade Report from the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto.

For more details, please review the Grades, Appeals and Records page on the School of Continuing Studies website.

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Detailed Evaluation Breakdown

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Please note: the quizzes are closed book tests.

The policies and prodecures related to academinc offences are included in the University of Toronto's Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.

Fall and Winter Semesters

Online Quizzes

Number: 8
Value: Total of 35% of final grade
Time Allotted: 30 mins to complete quiz
Available Online: 24 hours (Posted on the Designated Monday Test Date, 12:00 am to 11:59 pm)
Format: 20 multiple choice questions, 4 choices each
Content: 18 MC on lectures, 2 on Vignettes
Grades: Posted 1 - 2 days later after analysis of statistics
Course Notes: Available for two weeks (Posted Every Monday, 12:00AM to 11:59PM Sunday)

Participation AND ASSIGNMENTS

Value: 20% of final grade
Evaluation: Participation in online forums and assignments
Availability: Every day except for when quizzes are run (every second Monday)

Final exam

Value: 45% of final grade
Format: 45 multiple choice questions (45 marks), and short answer questions (15 marks)
Content: Cumulative with more focus on last two weeks of lectures that were not tested with a quiz.

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Summer Semester

Quizzes

Number: 6
Value: Total of 35% of final grade.
Time Allotted: 30 mins to complete quiz
Available Online: 24 hours (Posted on the Designated Monday Test Date, 12:00 am to 11:59 pm)
Format: 20 Multiple Choice Questions, 4 choices
Content: 16 MC on lectures, 4 on vignettes
Grades: Posted 1 - 2 days later after analysis of statistics

Participation AND ASSIGNMENTS

Value: 20% of final grade
Evaluation: Participation in online forums and assignments
Availability: Every day except for when quizzes are run (every second Monday)

Final Exam

Value: 45% of final grade
Format: 45 multiple choice questions (45 marks), and short answer questions (15 marks)
Content: Cumulative with more focus on last two weeks of lectures that were not tested with a quiz.

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