Category Archives: Exams
To book an exam, follow these steps:
1) Log into the IS system, using your UCO number and password.
2) Click on Student in the left hand column.
3) Then click on Examination Dates and Reservations. Then you will be able to see which subjects, have dates available for them and you can accordingly book them.
If a date is in green, then it is available to book. Dates in red can be due to they are fully booked, the dates aren’t “open” yet to book or that you have already completed the subject.
This is an important section for everyone. The exam system, at Masaryk University is new to most students and so here is an explanation as to how it works.
There are two exam periods per year at the end of each semester – the winter exam period (January to Mid-February) and the summer exam period, which is split into two (June to Mid-July and the end of August to Mid-September).
For each exam, you get 2 attempts per semester – one exam date and another resit date (aka first resit). For each exam, you have 6 attempts to pass, over a duration of 3 exam periods. If you are not successful in passing an exam, within 3 exam periods, your studies will be terminated at the university.
E.g. let’s take Medical Chemistry from 1st semester. This subject is taught for one semester and the exam can be taken during the winter exam period. Let’s say you fail the exam, on the first attempt. You will have the opportunity to book another exam date during the same exam period. However, if you fail this first resit, you have the opportunity to book, yet another exam date, known as the second resit. This in total gives you 3 attempts at the exam, in one exam period. However, it means that instead of having 2 opportunities to attempt this exam, during the summer exam period, you will only have one chance left.
To be eligible for an exam, you must obtain all credits from lessons and practicals. 100% attendance is usually needed for credit. If you have an absence because of an illness, a doctor’s note is helpful. If you were absent for other reasons, most likely you will have to substitute the lesson.
Most exams here, are oral exams, apart from a few, e.g. Medical Chemistry, Biology and Neuroscience. Most exams exists of two steps:
1) The written part – this is on a computer or paper, with multiple choice questions. You must pass this part, to progress to the next step.
2) The oral part – you will pick out your questions, from a question bank (the list you were given to study from). You will be given time to write out your answer and then you will have to talk about it to your examiner.
Some subjects, have a practical part – which aims to cover the practical topics you have done in that subject. It is necessary to pass this part as well.
For more specific details, for each exam, please look under the relevant subject.
We have a collection of exam notes available in our office, which have been written by students in this course. Most of them are in paper form right now, but some are already available in pdf. We’re aiming to get all of the notes in pdf.
To get a copy of the pdf notes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://is.muni.cz/do/med/mimsa/12840881/25649903/
To get a copy of the ones in paper form, feel free to visit our office during office hours.
These notes have been written by students and neither MIMSA nor the students can be held responsible for any mistakes within the notes, however you will find that they really help as a guide through the questions lists and can give you a lot of basis for making your own notes, which we strongly advocate. These are just a guide to answering exam questions. They do NOT guarantee a pass.
Which notes are currently available?
Biophysics (pdf) (by Anna Malmström)
2nd year (incl. dentistry):
Anatomy (by Faisal Rahim)
Biochemistry II (by Devangna Bhatia)
Neuroscience (by Devangna Bhatia)
Neuroscience ( pdf by Anna Malmström)
Physiology (by Reband Ahmed)
Oral histology (by Amy Shah)
Histology (by Amy Shah)
Preventative (by Amy Shah)
3rd year (incl. dentistry):
Microbiology (by Devangna Bhatia)
Surgery – 1st Department (Pekarksa) (by Devangna Bhatia)
Internal Medicine – Cardiology (Pekarska) (by Devangna Bhatia)
Restorative (by Amy Shah)
Endodontics (by Amy Shah)
Pharmacology (pdf – by Devangna Bhatia)