Hurdle Requirements and Serious Attempt Defined
A hurdle is a passing requirement for the unit. A serious attempt is the threshold when a second chance will be provided as an opportunity to meet the hurdle requirement. CHIR904 has 1 hurdle.
Hurdle: To pass the unit a student must achieve clinical competency in manipulation across all three spinal regions. Clinical competency in a spinal region means a minimum aggregate mark of 50% for the Gonstead and Diversified OSCEs for that spinal region i.e. cervical, thoracic and lumbar/SI.
The student may be offered a supplementary practical assessment if they have achieved clinical competency in manipulation in two out of three spinal regions. Supplementary practical assessments will be held during the written examination period. If a student satisfies the other requirements to pass the unit but fails to achieve clinical competency in manipulation across more than one spinal region then the student will be considered not to have satisfied the minimum requirements to pass the unit and a Fail (F) grade will be awarded.
A student must obtain 50% of the combined available marks for each spinal region to pass the unit. A Serious attempt is defined as gaining a mark of 40-49% of the available marks in this section.