Students are expected to obtain an overall mark of 50% or greater in order to pass the unit.
There are no hurdles in this unit. However, students are expected to achieve a combined mark (50% or greater) for each spinal region (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbopelvic) across the two technique streams (Diversified and Gonstead) in the final OSCE's.
Students who do not obtain a passing mark for each spinal region will be offered a single re-sit OSCE examination for the region/s that were initially deemed sub-standard. For fairness, a new examiner will be provided for each region/s in the resit OSCE.
The maximum mark achievable for the resit OSCE will be 50% of the total marks available for that assessment. Failure to pass the resit OSCE will result in failure of the unit.
Depending upon examiner availability, students undertaking the re-sit OSCE may be filmed and then have their performance sent to examiners for marking.