RULES AND REGULATIONS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY (American, Taiwan, Arabian, Chinese Program)

Information about the course

1. The coursework includes 40 hours of lectures ( 25 in the first semester and 15 in the second semester) and 110 hours of practical classes (labs) conducted during two semesters (75 hours in the first semester and 35 in the second semester). It is ended with the Practical Exam and Final Exam (test). In the first semester will be three partial tests. The first and second partial tests in the first semester will be preceded by practical recognising of slides. The third partial test will include embryology issues. In the second semester will be two partials with practical recognising of slides.

2. The partial test and practical recognising of slides will be conducted during the labs hours (the presence is obligatory). The final test will be timed in the schedule of session.

3. The detailed plan of labs and lectures will be placed on the web side and on the table in the corridor before the Department of Histology and Embryology.

4. Obligatory sources:

• Lectures

• Color Textbook of Histology by Leslie P. Gartner, James L. Hiatt, fourth edition 2017

• Before we are born by KL. Moore, TVN. Persaud, MG. Torchia, 9th edition

5. Additional sources for self-studying:

• Basic Histology by L. Carlos Junqueira, 11th edition, 2005

• Wheater’s Functional Histology by B. Young, J.W. Heath 4th ed.

Requirements

1. Students are obliged to prepare themselves earlier for each practical classes according to the topics.

2. Presence at the lectures is obligatory. This is due to the implementation of the course of the Histology and Embryology with Cytophysiology.

3. The labs are obligatory. Unexcused Absences: Student can have a maximum one (1) of the unjustified absences during the whole cycle of teaching the subject (including the semester I and II). More than one unjustified and undocumented absence makes it impossible to pass the semester and take the Final test. (§ 21 of the Rules of Study).

Excused Absences: Student can have a maximum three (3) of the excused absences during the entire cycle of teaching the subject (including I and II semester). In random events, which results in a greater number of justified absences, Head of the Department decides about continuation of learning. Justification the absence are: a) a medical certificate b) certificate of Dean or Vice Dean of Education (this absence is not included to the limit of justified absence).

4. Justification on the basis of a medical certificate the student presents within 7 days of the absence. Thereafter, they will not be honored. In the case of excusable absences students shall have the opportunity to pass a practice test on the following after the absence of exercise, or in the period to be agreed with the Assistants.

5. Each Student is obliged to come for the labs on time. Delayed Students can enter the class only if the time of delaying does not exceed 15 minutes from the moment a lab has been started.

6. In the case of absence or delay (more than 15 minutes) the Students can take the lab during the same week with another group provided that they receive the permission from the Teacher. In the case of absence and not taking the quiz Student is obliged to take the quiz in the next week.

7. In the case of the prolonged illness lasting more than one week the Student will be exempt from taking the labs but the Student is obliged to pass the material which was covered during the labs.

8. Students are obliged to change shoes and coat while taking the labs at the Department of Histology and Embryology.

9. Students are obliged to bring color pencils and exercises books on the labs. Students are obliged to make a pictures of organs and tissues due to a program of lectures and classes.

10. Eating, drinking, and using mobile phones during the labs are prohibited.

11. Students participating in the course of Histology and Embryology with Cytophysiology (labs and lectures) are required to have a student ID. If students do not have the required ID, Assistant has the right not to allow the student to participate in the classes.

Point system.

1. Each lab (exept the 1st lab in the first semester) will be entered with a small test (quiz- 6 questions: 4 multiple choise, 2 open questions). The partial tests are consisted of 50 questions: multiple choice questions. For each correct answer the Student will receive one point (for open questions - 2 points). The first and second partial tests in the first semester and all partial tests in the second semester are preceded by practical recognising of slides ( 5 slides per one – 10 points). Student pass the practical part, if he obtain 6 points. The Student who failed the practical part, can take the written part but he is obliged to retake the practical part in the next week. In this case, if student pass practical retake, he can get 6 points only. All of the quizes and tests must be passed to the end of the semester.

In this case extra privilege will not be added to the final score.

2. The maximal number of points possible to obtain through the whole year equals 442 points ( 242 in the first semester: 72 points from entrance test, 20 points from practical recognising of slides, 150 points from partials; second semester: (200): 80 points from entrance test, 100 points from partials, 20 points from practical recognising of slides).

3. Students who will obtain less than 145 points in the first semester will have to take retake test (50 questions) at the end of the first semester. In this case extra percentages will not be added to the Final Score. If student pass retake, the number of points from the first semester will be 140 (the minimal number which is need to pass).

4. The first semester is ended by grade:

>221 points 5

211-220 points 4,5

186-210 points 4

180-185 points 3,5

146-179 points 3

<145 points 2

5. Only students who will gain at least 260 points can take the Final Test.

6. Students who will obtain less than 260 points will have to take the retake in order to be allowed to take the Final Test. In this case extra privilege will not be added to the Final Score.

7. The Final test will be timed in the schedule of session.

8. The additional privilege will be added only in the case of obtaining the minimum number of points received through the whole year and successfully passed the Final test and practical part in the first term.

9. In summary in order to pass the labs it is obligatory:

taking part in ALL of the labs

unexpected absences have to be justified and documented

obtaining the minimum number of points per year (260 points)

the notebook with pictures of tissues and organs

FINAL TEST

1. The Final test is a multiple choice questions test (100 questions).

2. It is preceded by practical recognising of slides (10 slides – 10 points). Maximal numberof points from the final exam – 110.

3. The Student who failed the practical exam can take the written part but he is obliged to retake the practical part. In this case extra percentages will not be added to the final score.

4. Cheating is equal with the failed Final Test.

5. Students who failed the Final Test are obliged to reteake the test.

6. The final scores of the Final Test are not changeable.

7. The scores of the failed Final Test and the reteake will be confirmed by a signature in the Student Book as two separated scores but not as the mean of these two.

8. An excuse for absence should be submitted to the examiner on the same day of the Final Test, or in justified circumstances, within three days after the Final Test.

9. The Student who has not taken the Final test at a given date for not justified reason receives an unsatisfactory mark in his Student Book and Examination Record. The unsatisfactory mark equals with losing the first term of an exam and denying all the rights to receiving the privileges related only to the first term .

THE CRITERIA OF THE FINAL SCORE:

The criteria of the final score include:

1. Final test

2. Entrance test and partial tests

The additional privilege from the above criteria will be added only in the case of the successfully passed Final Test for the first time and practical part in the first term. Retakes of the final test or of the practical exam deny all the rights to receive the additional privilege.

The privilege: In the case when the Student obtained more than 360 points from both semesters, the final grade will be higher by half grade.

Criteria of Final exam:

Percentage of points obtained from the test

0-60 % 2

61-68 % 3

69-76 % 3,5

77-84% 4

85-91% 4,5

92-100% 5

Criteria of I and II retake

Percentage of points obtained from the test Score

0-60% 2

61-75% 3

76-86% 3,5

87-90% 4

91-95% 4,5

96-100% 5

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