The aim of assignments is to reinforce the learning process by involving the participation of the students in finding the solution to a given question or problem which require decision-making. They include tasks given to students apart from written tests and examination, e.g. case study so as to enhance self-development. Assignments may be administered in a form of written work or practical exercises that are done individually or in a group. The required number of assignments and assessment instruments in a semester will be indicated under each module.
SKILLS LABORATORY/DEMONSTRATION WORKPractical skills laboratory work is intended to allow the student to participate in undertaking a particular activity individually or in groups. The learner should demonstrate the ability to take observations and carry out basic Clinical skills procedures before being allowed to handle patient directly. Student should be assessed whether she/he has gained adequate skills in the laboratory before being allowed to practice in the clinical setting directly on patient. It generally reinforces the learning process and develops the learners’ practical abilities
The College will provide required assessment instruments and decide upon the number of skills laboratory work/clinical practice for a given module in a semester.
The intention of continuous assessment is to measure the theoretical ability and practical performance of students. There will be a minimum of two written test for each module during a semester, which will be supervised by institutional tutor(s) for duration not less than two (2) hours and where applicable two practical tests which will be supervised by the institution tutor(s).
JUNIOR FIELD PRACTICE
Junior field practice shall be conducted during NTA 5 semester two examination. The field practice shall be assessed by oral presentation and a report to be submitted by each student.
Clinical practice will take place in all two semesters and it requires a minimum 4 weeks. Clinical practice will be monitored and assessed through the use of Record in Practical procedure Books. In addition, oral presentations and demonstrations will be used to build and assess students’ acquisition of practical competences and appropriate attitudes.
REGULATIONS FOR EXAMINATIONS/MANAGEMENT OF ASSESSMENT
The management of assessment and its mode of conduct for each institution shall be those approved by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly & Children and also NACTE.
END OF SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
The following are the conditions which must be fulfilled for a candidate to be allowed to sit for end of semester examinations:
i. A candidate must appear in a uniform, an identity card with a stamp size picture and should have examination number.
ii. A candidate must have a minimum of 90% attendance of taught and practical class hours.
iii. Each module taught in a semester will be examined separately at the end of semester.
iv. A candidate will be eligible for the end of semester examination if she/he has successfully passed continuous assessment components for each module.
v. A candidate will be eligible for the end of semester examination if she/he has successfully performed all fundamental procedures stipulated in the practical procedure book.
vi. Before semester examination all practical procedure books of students in Southern Highlands College of Health and Allied Sciences should be approved by the academic officer.
vii. 80% of the tasks in the procedure book should be completed successful
viii. A candidate should score a minimum average of B in a total task performed in the procedure book.
ix. A student who fails to attain average of 50% of each component of continuous assessment (Theory and practical) for any module shall not be allowed to sit for semester examination and he/she has to repeat the module.
x. A student will be deemed to have passed the end of semester examination if she/he achieves a minimum of 50% marks in each examination paper; theory and practical of end of semester examination.
xi. Any candidate who has a semester I GPA of 2.0 or above shall be allowed to continue to semester II. If has failed any module will be allowed to sit for supplementary examination. The supplementary examination of the failed module(s) must be done in four (4) weeks from the date of declaration of end of Semester Examination results. A candidate who fails a supplementary examination will be discontinued from the studies.
xii. Any candidate who has a semester II GPA of 2.0 or above and has failed any module will be allowed to sit for supplementary examination of the failed module(s) after four weeks from the date of declaration of end of semester II Examination results. If fails again he/she will be suspended and allowed to repeat examination of the failed Module(s) after six (6) months. If fails again he/she will be discontinued from studies.
xiii. A candidate who required to sit for second supplementary examination should report to the institution for preparation at least two months before examination date, if not reported in time without genuine reasons approved by institution management will be discontinued from the studies.
xiv. A candidate who fails end of semester examination with GPA of less than 2.0 should be discontinued from studies.
xv. A candidate who falls seriously sick just before or during end of semester examinations and proved by a doctor that he/she is unable to sit/continue will be allowed to sit for the examinations when next offered.
A candidate with evidence of genuine reasons raised just before or during end of semester examination should be allowed to sit for the end of semester examination when next offered.
xvii. Any candidate who will be caught with unauthorized materials in examination room will be expelled out after collection of all necessary evidence as stipulated in examination regulation guideline.
xviii. Any student caught with unauthorized materials should be recommended to fill the specific form.
xix. A candidate who is unable to attempt end of semester examination for any module for any reason, should present her/his case in writing in not less than two weeks before the date of end of semester / supplementary examination to the head of an institution for consideration. She/he will be allowed to attempt the examination when next offered