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Part IB Examinations

Mock and past exam papers are provided on the Moodle website

 

MVST Biology of Disease Part IB Pathology Exam

The examination will test knowledge and understanding of the material contained in the Biology of Disease course. The examination will consist of three sections, Section I, II and III. Sections I and III will together form a written paper and Section II will be a practical paper. Sections I and II will also serve as the examination in the Second MB Examination or the Second Veterinary MB Examination. All three Sections contribute to the Tripos mark.

Section I will consist of multiple choice questions; candidates will be allowed one hour to complete this Section.

Section II is a two hour practical examination and is a combination of multiple choice questions / short answers. Questions will examine core knowledge and understanding of any aspect of the course. Questions may include recognition and interpretation of biological, photographic, diagrammatic, and sectioned material, as well as interpretation and handling of data, and knowledge and application of laboratory techniques. A mock exam is provided on the Moodle website.

Section III is a two hour written paper and is answered immediately on completion of Section I. Candidates will be provided with a choice of seven essay questions and be required to attempt three of them.

In summary:

  • Section I: 1 hour, MCQ answers
  • Section II: 2 hour, practical exam, 5 questions of equal weighting, a combination of MCQ / short answers
  • Section III: 2 hours, written essay answers, choose 3 out of 7 questions

 

NST Part IB Pathology Exam

The examination will test knowledge and understanding of the material contained in the Biology of Disease course. The examination in NST Part IB Pathology will consist of two written papers and a practical paper.

Paper I will consist of multiple choice questions; candidates will be allowed one and a half hours to complete this Section.

Paper II is a three hour written paper. Candidates will be provided with a choice of four essay questions in each of sections A and B and will be required to attempt two from each section.

The Practial paper is a three hour examination of short answer questions. Questions will examine core knowledge and understanding of any aspect of the course. Questions may include recognition and interpretation of biological, photographic, diagrammatic, and sectioned material, as well as interpretation and handling of data, and knowledge and application of laboratory techniques.

In summary:

  • Paper I: 1.5 hours, MCQ answers
  • Paper II: 3 hours, essay answers, choose 2 questions from 4 in Section A and 2 questions from 4 in Section B
  • Practical Paper: 3 hours, short answer questions answer all 4 questions