The number of students, acquiring rights to study in spring semester of the 1st year of study in the programme of occupational therapy, is determined annually by the University Council after receiving faculty proposals.
In the selection of these students the following rules will be applied:
- Examinations will be given in all the courses taught during autumn semester of the 1st year. Students will have to take all the examinations in the same year of study as the selection takes place. Older examinations cannot receive approval.
- Examinations in 5 courses will be given. Their weight is as follows:
Introduction to Occupational Therapy (4 ECTS) 15%
Philosophy (6 ECTS) 20%
Anatomy I (6 ECTS) 20%
Practical Skills (6 ECTS) 20%
Tissue and Cellular Biology (8 ECTS) 25%
The total grade for each course is to be calculated in whole and half numbers, from 0– 10. The grades are then adjusted to the above mentioned weight. The total grade in the numerus clausus is a weighted average from the individual courses and it is to be given using two decimal indicators. This grade serves as the basis when ranking students for the purpose of continued study.
- An examiner is to be appointed according to the rules that apply to them, (cf. currently effective UA examination rules) for all examination subjects of the competitive examination. The total grade for a course is given in whole and half numbers and the grade point average is the average of the grades given by both the teacher and the examiner. The grades of the teacher and the examiner are to be given using one decimal indicator.
- Once the grades have been published, cf. subsection 3, no revision will be made of them by the School of Health Sciences.
- A student, who fails to show up for an examination because of illness, is to notify the school of his absence prior to the commencement of the examination. A medical certificate is to be submitted to the school office at the earliest convenience and no later than five days after the examination was held, otherwise the student will be considered to have taken the examination. The same applies to a student who fails to show up for an examination because of a sick child. If make-up examinations are required, they are to be held as soon as possible.
- Students, who pass their examinations in all subjects of the autumn semester during the first year, are ranked on the basis of grade point averages in descending numerical order. A student is not considered to have passed an examination, unless he receives the minimum grade of 5. If two or more students are equal in terms of their grade point averages, then they are both/all entitled to school attendance during the spring semester of the first year of study.
- If the examination results are such that the number of students determined by the University Council fail to get the lowest passing grade in all courses, the following method is to be adopted: Students failing to get the lowest passing grade in all courses are ranked on the basis of descending grade point averages. The student who has the highest grade point average receives the first available place and this procedure continues, based on descending grade point averages until the student number is reached.
- If a student, who has acquired the right to attendance during spring semester of the 1st year of study, resigns his/her place within two weeks of the commencement of the spring semester, then his/her place is to be offered to the student having the highest grade point average among those who dropped out.
- Students, who are not selected for study during spring semester according to the rules restricting the number of students, are not permitted further registration in courses of the School of Health Sciences during that school year.
- If it is foreseeable, before the commencement of the examination period for the competitive examinations, that fewer students will be taking the examinations than the number specified for being permitted to enrol in the spring term of the first year, these rules are automatically annulled.
- The University Council is entitled, in specific circumstances, to grant exemptions from these rules.