EXAMINATION REGULATIONS

 General Regulations

1.0 General University Examinations regulations on

  1. Registration for
  2. Eligibility for
  3. Absence from
  4. Board of
  5. Conduct of
  6. Examination irregularities
  7. Procedures for appeals and
  8. Preservation of scripts

Will remain as stipulated in the St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) prospectus.

Examination Regulations for the MD Programme

2.0 General Regulations for the MD Programme

  • The MD programme is a 10 semester programme and the maximum allowable period for registration shall be 14
  • Registration of full time students shall be done yearly at the beginning of each academic audit year.
  • For every course taught there shall be at least one continuous assessment examination and an end of semester university examination. The continuous assessment shall constitute 50% of the end of semester examination
  • A candidate who obtains a C grade or higher in all courses examined in an audit year shall be declared to have passed the examination and will be allowed to proceed to the next year of
  • A candidate who for compelling reasons does not appear for any regular examination wholly or partly shall be allowed by Senate to sit for special examination as first sitting on the recommendation of Faculty/Institute and Academic
  • A candidate who fails in one or more subjects shall be allowed to sit for a supplementary examination during the long vacation if he/she obtained an overall GPA of 1.6 or
  • A candidate who obtains an overall GPA of less than 1.6 at the end of an audit year shall be discontinued from
  • A candidate who fails the first supplementary shall be allowed to proceed to the next year of study and sit for a second supplementary provided he/she obtains an overall GPA of 1.8 or
  • A candidate who fails the first supplementary with an overall GPA of less than 1.8 shall be discontinued from studies
  • No candidate shall be allowed to sit for a third supplementary, EXCEPT in special cases as may be determined by Senate on recommendations of the Faculty Board and Academic
  • The highest grade a candidate can obtain after a supplementary examination shall be a “C”.

3.0 Examination regulations specific to MD in the Clinical Year

  • No candidate shall be allowed to proceed to the clinical year of study unless and until he/she has passed all professional basic science
  • A candidate who fails the junior clinical rotation shall be required to do a supplementary rotation of not less than 4 weeks in the failed rotation during the long vacation; provided that the maximum tenure for the M.D programme of 14 semesters is not
  • The candidate will be considered to have passed his clinical rotation if he will have demonstrated in the course of the rotation that;
    • Has acquired a satisfactory level of clinical skills in eliciting a history and physical findings from a
    • Has clerked the required number of patients and submitted detailed write-up of the history, physical findings, lab results and a plan of management of each patient for
    • Has followed closely the patient’s daily progress,
    • Observe and assisted or executed the prescribed number of procedures,
    • Has passed a written evaluation at the end of the
  • At the end of the senior rotation a candidate will not pass the final examination in any clinical subject unless and until he/she has passed the clinical part, which will consist of 40% clinical continuous assessment and 60% of the final
  • A candidate failing the end of the year examination will be required to appear for a supplementary examination in the failed subjects within three months if he has failed one or two subjects or within six months if he has failed in more than two
  • A candidate who fails in more than four subjects will be required to repeat the year if this does not conflict with other
  • A candidate in the final year failing a supplementary examination after he/she has attended all prescribed courses shall sit for a second supplementary at the next opportunity of the same course.
  • A candidate in the final year failing a supplementary examination shall have to register for subsequent supplementary (ies) one month before the commencement of the
  • A student shall be awarded the MD degree after passing all prescribed courses including Development
  • The MD degree shall not be
  • The grading system shall be as per TCU Guidelines:

Numeric Mark

Letter Grade
75 – 100 A
70 – 74 B+
60 – 69 B
50 – 59 C
45 – 49 D
0 – 44 E