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Stanislava Ponjevic | University of Sunderland

Pharmacy MPharm

What Exams To Expect in the Pharmacy Course Part I

Hello everyone!

I’ve had quite a few people messaging me asking me about the types (and amount of exams) they can expect to be doing if they decide to take the pharmacy course here at the University of Sunderland. To make it clearer for everyone, I’ve decided to outline in bullet points the exams you can expect for each level (1-4).

Level 1

  1. Multiple choice exam (MCQ): 40 questions; 2 hours to complete
    – Two of these will be done in Term 1 (MPH 116); each exam will test on 5 weeks worth of lectures
  2. MCQ for MPH 117: 40 questions; 2 hours to complete
    – Only one for Term 2, also based on 5 weeks of lectures
  3. OSCE (practical) exam; during the May examination period
    – 4 stations, 7 minutes per station; includes systems review (medical history), medication review, manual blood pressure and
  4. Oral defense; short 15 minute oral examination with your tutor
  5. MPH 116 written exam
    – May exam period; tests all material from Term 1
    – 3 hours to complete
  6. MPH 117 written exam
    – May exam period; tests all material from Term 2
    – One week after MPH 116 exam
    – 3 hours to complete

 

Level 2

  1. MCQ for MPH 209: 45 questions, 2 hours to complete
  2. MCQ for MPH 210: 45 questions, 2 hours to complete
  3. OSCE for MPH 209
    – 3 stations, 7 minutes per station; includes the cardiovascular examination, medical history and data station (written)
    – During the January examination period
  4. Law exam MPH 209: 40 multiple choice questions and 4 written questions, 3 hours to complete
    – During the January examination period
  5. OSCE for MPH 210
    – 4 stations, 7 minutes per station; includes respiratory examination, history taking, data station and medicines use review.
    – During the last week of classes for Term 2
  6. VIVA (oral exam)
    – During the May exam period
    – Roughly 20 minutes; discussion about MPH 210 project with your tutor
  7. Dispensing exam
    – 8 prescriptions; 3 hours to correct and fill all prescriptions ensuring there are no errors
  8. MPH 209 written exam
    – May exam period; tests all material from Term 1
    – 3 hours to complete
  9. MPH 210 written exam
    – May exam period; tests all material from Term 2
    – 3 hours to complete

 

I’ll be posting the exams for Level 2 and 3 tomorrow so stay tuned! Hope this answers some of your questions and if you have anymore feel free to message me or comment below!

 

Stanislava

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  • Name: Stanislava Ponjevic
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Pharmacy MPharm
  • Hometown: Alberta, Canada
  • Ambitions: To explore as many countries as I can, promote healthy lifestyle choices and get a PharmD degree to teach at a university level.
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