Assessment/Examination

1. University Examinations

The courses offered by HITEC-IMS lead to the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) by the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) under an annual system. The courses are spread over a period of five years, assessed by University through five professional examinations.

  1. First professional after the first year in subjects of Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry.
  2. Second Professional at end of the second year in the subjects of Anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, Islamiyat, and Pakistan studies.
  3. Third Professional at end of the third year in subjects of Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine and General Pathology.
  4. Fourth Professional at end of the fourth year in subjects of ENT, Eye, Community Medicine, and Special Pathology.
  5. Fifth or final Professional at the end of the fifth year in subjects of Medicine and Allied, Surgery and allied, Gynaecology and Obstetrics and Paediatrics.

2. Assessment at HITEC-IMS

All in-house assessments at HITEC-IMS are aligned with the regulations and guidelines laid down by the NUMS. The curriculum at HITEC-IMS is organized and integrated along important vertical and horizontal dimensions across the years of medical education. The course of each year is divided into three blocks wherein the sequencing of the content is logical and integrated. All blocks have an assessment, developed according to the structured program. The assessment by HITEC-IMS is both formative and summative.

  1. Formative Assessment: The grades/marks of formative assessment do not contribute to university results. The main idea behind the formative assessment is to provide feedback to students regarding their concepts being built with appropriate and timely rectification. The feedback also provides a chance for teachers to identify areas where students need further guidance. The appropriate tools used for formative assessment are selected from a wide range including; case-based-learning, problem-based-learning, quizzes, assignments, presentations, reflective notes, workplace-based assessments, bedside teaching, etc.
  2. Summative Assessment: The summative assessment is conducted through scheduled class tests, ward tests, sub-stages, end-of-block (EOB) exams, and pre-annual exams. The marks of summative assessment contribute towards the final grades achieved in University professional examinations through internal assessment (IA). Currently, the percentage set by NUMS for internal assessment is 20%, i.e., in each theory or practical professional exam of 100 marks, 20 marks would comprise the internal assessment submitted by the institute (in which the student is enrolled) thus reflecting the student’s performance throughout the year. The importance of appearing in all assessments cannot be over-emphasized. In case a student misses any assessment, the same is reflected in an internal assessment with a zero.

3. Eligibility to appear in professional examination

A student shall be eligible to appear in the Professional examination provided that:

  1. He/she is on the rolls of the University during that Studies.
  2. He/she has attended at least 75% of the lectures/laboratory work/clinical rotation (whatsoever may be the reason including medical and emergency situations) and completed the course work to the satisfaction of the department concerned. The student falling short of the required attendance will appear in the supplementary exam of that subject provided the required percentage of attendance is achieved during that time.
  3. He/she has paid all the college dues including tuition fee/hostel fee etc. before the commencement of the professional examination.
  4. A handicapped/ disabled student will be provided writer/amanuensis at the expense of the HITEC-IMS. The writer/ amanuensis shall be of a lower grade of education than the student. He/she would be allowed 45 minutes for solving the question paper over and above the time stipulated for a question paper.

4. Failing in examination

A student shall be eligible to appear in the Professional examination provided that:

  1. If a student fails to appear in any in-house examination for any reason, he/she will be treated as absent and failed. No separate test will be arranged.
  2. The minimum pass marks for each course shall be 50%. A student must pass the theory and practical components of an assessment separately for being declared successful overall.
  3. Whichever professional as well as supplementary exam a student fails, he/she shall repeat the subject and will be detained in the same class.
  4. He/she shall pay the dues for repeating the failed subject(s).
  5. The student who fails the Professional Examination in four chances each or does not avail the chance despite being eligible for each examination shall cease to pursue his/her study.
  6. Re-Checking of Answer Books:
    1. There shall be no re-evaluation/ re-assessment of the answer books.
    2. A student may, on payment of fee as prescribed by the University, get the answer book re-checked for totaling and for verification that all questions or parts thereof have been fully marked, within one month from the date of declaration of the result.
    3. Errors or omissions, if any, shall be rectified.