# Exam rules

General Pharmacology for medical students lasts one semester.

**1. EXAM RULES**

Students can take exam in two ways:

– by taking colloquiums or

– by taking entire exam at once.

Students who opt to take exam through colloquiums:

– The curriculum of General Pharmacology is divided into two colloquiums.

– Each of the colloquiums can be taken in written form.

– Both first and second colloquium consists of 30 questions.

– Each colloquium can be taken only during semester, and at least 7 days after final lecture covered by colloquium.

– Topics for the first colloquium include: general pharmacology, autonomic nervous system.

– If student does not to pass first colloquium in the first term, it is possible to take same colloquium in the second term.

– Only students who took colloquium in first term and did not pass have the right to take the first colloquium in the second term.

– If the student is not satisfied with test result, it is possible to take entire exam at once and in that way to void previous result.

– Student must pass first colloquium, in order to proceed to second colloquium.

– Topics for the second colloquium include: cardiovascular system, blood, respiratory and digestive system

– If a student does not pass the second colloquium (despite the result of first colloquium), student is obliged to take entire exam at once.

– If student has successfully passed both colloquium (and colloquium in drug prescribing) it is possible to calculate final score in General Pharmacology and final score can be entered (written) in “Index”.

– If student does not fulfill conditions for final score to be generated (passed practical exam – colloquium in prescriptions) one year after passing second colloquium, student must take entire exam at once.

– Following parameters are taken into account for calculation of final score: activity during practical lectures, score at the practical part of exam – colloquium in drug prescribing, scores of two colloquiums, theoretical lecture attendance.

Students who opt to take entire exam at once:

– Entire exam at once is taken through written test. Only if in one exam term less than 5 students apply for exam, students will have oral exam instead of test.

– Test contains 60 questions.

– Entire exam at once can be taken only during exam term.

– Topics for entire exam at once include: general pharmacology, autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular system, blood, respiratory and digestive system.

– If student has successfully passed (and colloquium in drug prescribing) it is possible to calculate final score in General Pharmacology and final score can be entered (written) in “Index”.

– If student, one year after successfully passing entire exam at once, does not fulfill all of the conditions for final score to be calculated (does not pass colloquium in drug prescribing), student must take entire exam once again.

– Following parameters are taken into account for calculation of final score: activity during practical lectures, score at the practical part of exam – colloquium in drug prescribing, test score, theoretical lecture attendance.

**2. COLLOQUIUM IN DRUG PRESCRIBING**

– Colloquium in drug prescribing can be taken after the end of practical lectures

– Colloquium in drug prescribing can be taken in every exam

– Student can take colloquium in drug prescribing if signing in for the colloquium in time

– Maximum score in colloquium in drug prescribing is 10 points.

– Student has passed colloquium in drug prescribing with a score of 5 and more.

– If student is not satisfied with the score of colloquium in drug prescribing, it is possible to take this colloquium again. However, final score is calculated after following formula (1st time score + 2nd time score)/2 which means that final score can be higher or lower than 1st score in colloquium in drug prescribing. Student can take colloquium in drug prescribing 2 (two) times maximum.

– Successfully passed colloquium in drug prescribing is not the condition of signing the index (the acknowledgement of the semester) in General Pharmacology

– Successfully passed colloquium in drug prescribing is the condition for calculation of the final score in General Pharmacology and entering the final score in “Index”.

**3. SIGNING IN FOR THE EXAM**

-Signing in for the entire exam at once, first colloquium, second colloquium, colloquium in drug prescribing can be done only electronically via link posted on the main page of the site.

-Signing in for the entire exam at once, first colloquium, second colloquium, colloquium in drug prescribing can be done only during the predetermined period which can always be timely found at notice board or web page of the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology. Signing in out of the predetermined period will not be taken into account.

-If student does not have access to internet, there are two personal computers with internet in front of the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology.

– Students must apply for the exam through students office and bring application form on exam.

**4. SCORING SYSTEM**

Students’ knowledge and activities are recorded throughout entire semester, and final score is calculated on the basis of the results achieved during semester.

From the school year 2013/2014. final score is calculated as follows:

– First colloquium – 40 points

– Second colloquium – 40 points

– Colloquium in drug prescribing – 10 points

– Activities during practical lectures – 5 points

– Theoretical lectures attendance – 5 points

– Total – 100 points

or

– Entire exam (test) – 80 points

– Colloquium in drug prescribing – 10 points

– Activities during practical lectures – 5 points

– Theoretical lectures attendance – 5 points

– Total – 100 points

Final score (mark):

6 – from 51 to 60,99 points.

7 – from 61 to 70,99 points.

8 – from 71 to 80,99 points.

9 – from 81 to 90,99 points.

10 – from 91 to 100 points.

– Maximal score at first colloquium is 40 points. Student has successfully passed colloquium with score 21 and above. One correct answer at colloquium equals 1 point.

– Maximal score at second colloquium is 40 points. Student has successfully passed colloquium with score 21 and above. One correct answer at colloquium equals 1 point.

– Maximal score at entire exam (test) is 80 points. Student has successfully passed test with score 41 and above. One correct answer at test equals 1 point.

– Maximal score at colloquium in drug prescribing is 10 points. Student has successfully passed colloquium with score 5 and above.

– Maximal score regarding activities during practical lectures is 5 points. Student who actively participates in one practical lecture is given 1,67.

– Maximal score for theoretical lectures attendance is 5 points. Student who did not miss any lecture is given 5 points. Attendance to one lecture equals 0,112 points (5 points/45 lectures).

– Practical lectures attendance is not a part of final score. It is obligatory for signing the index (the acknowledgement of the semester) in General Pharmacology. Student is allowed to miss maximum of two practical lectures.

Students who passed General pharmacology and signed their grade in index, can take exam in Special pharmacology.

**5. SIGNING IN FOR CONSULTATIONS**

Students can contact Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology on e-mail farmakologija2010@gmail.com and ask for consultations.