For Term 2104 intake, eF300 series to focus on one discipline at a time

The nine basic science subjects included in the eFoundation 300 Basic Sciences will now be presented individually, instead of being grouped into one of three, ten-week segments. Effective in October, the change impacts students in the Term 2104 intake who enrolled in the eF300 Series Track – now called the Standard Pathway, which includes eFoundation 300 Standard Basic Sciences – and who are currently completing their Introduction to Medicine course.

The eF300 Standard Basic Sciences will continue to be presented over 30 weeks, but each module will last from two to five weeks, depending upon the subject. Students slated to begin their eF300 Standard Basic Sciences on Tuesday, 12 October (11 October in North America) will begin with Molecular Biology for five weeks, followed by Biochemistry for five weeks.

“We think it will be to the student’s benefit to have a singular focus. This also allows for a more comprehensive assessment after each discipline, since only one subject is reviewed,” says Professor Randell Brown, PhD, Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer.

Course content remains the same. The only thing changing is that each module will focus on only one subject, and the final exam for that module will focus on only one subject.

(August 2021)