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MVST Passmarks

Examiners in individual 2nd MB/2nd Vet MB subjects are free to determine pass marks in their examinations, depending on the questions and student performance.

The 2nd MB/2nd Vet MB examinations are designed to assess basic knowledge and understanding of material in the course, which is necessary for students to progress with the course and constitute a professional qualification. Students are expected to pass at a reasonably high level.

If you do not pass the 2nd MB/2nd Vet MB at the first sitting, you are permitted one further attempt. The main sittings of HOM, MIMS, FAB and VAP; BOD, MODA, NAB/NHB, HR/VRB and CVB are in conjunction with the June Tripos examinations. Resits are in September. The main sittings of ISBM, SCHI and FAH are at the end of the Lent term of the first year, with a resit in September.

As a guide, the pass marks in individual subjects in main sittings of recent examinations were as follows (previous years can be found here):

First Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Homeostasis (HOM)

62.5%

63%

63%

63%

65%

65.5%

67% (resit 56%)

 64% (resit 57%)

63% (resit 57%)

Molecules in Medical Science (MIMS)

50%

50%

50.5%

41.04%

50%

46.5%

54% (resit 50%)

 54% (resit 55%)

54% (resit 53%)

Functional Architecture of the Body (FAB)

68%

67%

63%

66%

66%

67%

67% (resit 67%)

 66% (resit 66%)

67% (resit 67%)

Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology (VAP)

54.6%

56%

58%

56%

56%

55%

56% (resit 56%)

 58%

(resit 56%)

56% (resit 56%)

Introduction to the Scientific Basis of Medicine (ISBM)

-

 

 

 

70%

70%

73.33% (resit 80%)

66.7%

66.7% (resit 66.67%)

Principles of Animal Management (PAM) - renamed from Farm Animal Husbandry (FAH) in 2011

-

 

 

 

 

65%

65% (resit 65%)

65%

(resit 65%)

65% (resit 65%)

Social Context of Health and Illness (SCHI) - renamed from Medical Sociology (MSoc) 2008-09

50%

 

 

 

 

50%

50% (resit 50%)

50%

(resit 50%)

50% (resit 50%)

 

Second Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Biology of Disease (BOD)

48%

51%

51%

52.4%

48%

49%

52.7% (resit 51.5%)

 49.2%

(resit 50%)

47.5% (resit 47%)

Human Reproduction (HR)

61%

62%

62%

62%

59%

59%

60% (resit 60%)

 61%

(resit 61%)

62% (resit 61%)

Veterinary Reproductive Biology (VRB)

58%

60%

60%

60%

60%

60%

60% (resit N/A)

 60%

 

60% (resit 60%)

Neurobiology and Human Behaviour (NHB)

61%

65%

63%

63%

62%

62%

60% (resit 59%)

 60%

(resit 60%)

61% (resit 61%)

Neurobiology and Animal Behaviour (NAB)

61%

65%

63%

65%

62%

62%

60% (resit 59%)

 63%

(resit 63%)

61% (resit 61%)

Mechanisms of Drug Action (MODA)

50%

49.7%

49.7%

50%

50%

50%

50% (resit 50%)

 49.5%

(resit 50%)

52% (resit 50%)

Comparative Vertebrate Biology (CVB)

65%

64%

64%

66%

64%

62%

62% (resit N/A)

 60%

(resit 60%)

55% (resit (50%)

Head and Neck Anatomy (HNA) - Introduced Lent 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

69% (resit 69%)

69%

(resit 69%)

69% (resit 69%)