Final examination

Final-examination of students registered at subject matter Medical Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology III / Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology III

Final-examinations of Medical Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology III and Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology III are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The grade of the final exam is based on 4 elements:

  1. Laboratory exam (L) (na/0, 1, 2, max 2 points)
  2. Grades of midterm exam #1 and #2 converted to points (M) (max 10 points)
  3. Theoretical written test ( biochemistry problem set + multiple choice type tests) (T) (3 blocks, max 100 points)
  4. Bonus points collected in the course of the spring semester (B) max 7 points

Laboratory examination (L) The laboratory examination is an obligatory part of the final-examination. Students get one question based on the attached „list of laboratory questions” and answer it in written form (in 15 Min). These tests are graded by 0, 1, 2 points. Students cannot pass the final- examination with 0 point from the practical exam. Department of Medical Biochemistry gives the students a chance to write their laboratory tests as midterm exam#3 on the last week of the semester. These tests are graded by 1 or 2 points; unsuccessful tests are only marked as 'not accepted'. Results of the midterm exam#3 are accepted as the results of laboratory exam of exam period.

Results of the midterm examinations (M) Grades of the 1st midterm examinations as points are added to the scores of second block, the grades of 2nd midterm examination as points are added to the third block. (Grade 1 - failed midterm examination - results in no point).

Theoretical written test (biochemistry problem sets and multiple choice type tests (T)) (max. 100 points)

 

  • Block#1: biochemistry problem set (max 30 points)
  • Block#2: multiple choice type questions (max 35 points)
  • Block#3: multiple choice type questions (max 35 points)

 

Bonus points collected in the course of the semester (B) Maximal number of 'bonus points' for the spring semester is 7. These bonus points can be collected in the course of fall semester according to the following scheme: from the grading of the experimental work (see 'Grading of the performance of the laboratory work')

  • 3 points, if the sum of the collected experimental points is at least 7
  • 2 points, if the sum of the collected experimental points is at least 6
  • 1 point, if the sum of the collected experimental points is at least 5

from oral presentations on the seminars accompanied by power point presentations or written summaries in electronic format, which are distributed through the on-line teaching system (max. 4 in case of more presentations)

Grades of the final examination

Total scores from the 4 elements of the semi-final examination = L + M + T + B

T + L + M + B

Grade

if the first block contain 14 scores or less and/or the second and third blocks contain 17 scores or less and / or the laboratory test is graded by 0 and / or the sum of the T+L+M+B values is 61 or less.

Fail (1)

62-75

Pass (2)

76-89

Satisfactory (3)

90-103

Good (4)

104-119

Excellent (5)

Students who pass blocks 1-2-3 and the sum of M+T+B is 61 or higher, but fail on the practical essay (L) have to retake only the practical essay (L) when they repeat the final exam; students who pass the laboratory examination (L) but fail on the written test (blocks 1-2-3) have to retake the blocks 1-2-3. Those who want better grade are entitled to rewrite also the first 3 blocks, however, with the risk of performing worse.

'1 point rule’

 

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block#1 14 points

Block#2 18 points or more

Block#3 18 points or more

Block#1 15 points or more

Block#2 17 points

Block#3 18 points or more

Block#1 15 points or more

Block#2 18 points or more

Block#3 17 points

if block#1 contains 14 points or,
if block#2 contains 17 points or,
if block#3 contains 17 points

and the others contain 15/18/18 points or more (T) + the laboratory exam is evaluated by either 1 or 2 points (L), the grade for final-examination is 2 (pass) if the sum of scores and points (T+L+M+B) are 65 points or higher.



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