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Department of Parasitology - Teaching/Learning Activities

Teaching/Learning Activities
  • Lectures
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Practical
  • Tutorials

 

Course content
  • Intestinal nematode infections
  • Tissue nematode infections
  • Intestinal /urogenital protozoa infections
  • Tissue protozoa infections
  • Trematode infections
  • Cestode infections
  • Medical entomology
  • Snake bites

 

Course structure
  • Year 2 Semester 4 
    • Lectures   - 30 hours
    • Practical   - 15 hours
    • Tutorials   - 10 hours

 

  • Year 3 Semester 5 
    • Lectures   - 30 hours
    • Practical   - 15 hours
    • Tutorials    - 10 hours

 

Assessment 

Continuous (In Course) Assessments

  • End of Semester 4       
Method of Assessment Number of Questions Time Allocated Marks Allocated
Written Paper 25 MTF type MCQ + 5 SBA 1 hour and 30 minutes 10
OSPE 10 stations 3 minutes for each
Total Marks 15

 

Eligibility to appear for the End of Course Assessments (3nd MBBS Part 1 Examination)
  • Minimum of 80% attendance for tutorials, practical and SGDs even with valid medical certificates or approved leave for any absence.
  • Those who do not obtain a minimum of 80% attendance will have to appear for the repeat examination, which would be considered as a second attempt.

 

End of Course Assessments (3rd MBBS Part 1 Examination )
Method of Assessment Number of Questions Time Allocated Marks Allocated
Written Paper I 25 MTF type MCQ + 5 SBA 1 hour and 30 minutes 25
Written paper II 4 SEQ 2 hours 30
OSPE 20 stations 3 minutes for each 20
Viva Voce Examination        10
Contribution from Continuous ( In Course)  Assessments     15
Total Marks 100

 

* MCQ= Multiple Choice Questions, MTF = Multiple True False, SBA = Single Best Answer, SEQ = Structured Essay questions, OSPE =Objective Structured Practical Examination

The Continuous Assessment marks out of 15, will be considered only for the first attempt at the end of course assessment (3rd MBBS Part 1 Examination). For subsequent attempts, the marks out of 85 will be converted to a mark out of 100