Edinburgh Dental Institute

Assessment and Feedback

The Assessment Regulations set minimum requirements and standards for students and staff.

Written examinations are held at the end of each teaching module and at the end of the year. The written examination must be passed at the end of the first year to allow progression to the second year of study. An opportunity exists to repeat the end of year one examination if the initial attempt is unsuccessful. There are written and oral examinations in the summer of the second year with the research dissertation being submitted during August of the second year and defended at an oral examination in September of this year.

The progress of postgraduates is monitored through quarterly appraisals and a log book of all clinical activity must be kept up to date. In addition, informal assessments are undertaken by regular written submissions. The Programme Committee for the degree meets each month and there is a student representative on this Committee.  

Students must comply with any assessment requirements specific to their degree programme and the University’s taught assessment regulations for the current academic session:

Assessment regulations

 Assessment is in most cases a two-stage process.  The taught component is assessed at the end of the semester in which the course is held or at the end of the taught component of the programme.  Progress to the dissertation component is conditional on a good performance in continuous assessment and examinations at the first attempt. The Assessment Regulations set minimum requirements and standards for students and staff, expressing in practical form the academic goals and policies of the University.