Exam time at TORT

Twenty-two students studying the Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology had their end of course VIVA examinations at the TORT Centre today.

Students gave a ten-minute oral presentation of their research findings prior to their VIVAs which were conducted by a board of examiners including external examiners Mr Timothy Clough (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital) and Dr Derek Santos (Senior Lecturer at Queen Margaret University).

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Some of the students presenting their BMSc research

Yesterday the TORT Centre was also the venue for exams for 2015-2016. Thirty-six students studying on various courses sat their exams simultaneously in the gait laboratory of the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR).

  1. Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology – 22 students
  2. Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) – 9 students
  3. MSc in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Technology – 3 students
  4. MSc in Orthopaedic Science – 1 student
  5. MSc in Motion Analysis – 1 student

This is the 3rd year now that exams have taken the form of a combination of MCQ and written papers with the majority of questions being answered entirely using iPad technology implementing e-assessment methods, which allow for instant marking of papers and immediate analysis and feedback of results. The Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery runs these exams entirely in-house and supplies each student with an iPad. Professor Rami Abboud and his team initiated this form of examination in 2013 which is now commonplace within the School of Medicine for other courses.