Assessment updated 9 January 2009

Information about Special Consideration Forms


To apply for special consideration, download the attached form at

Please read the all information on this form regarding special consideration before filling out the form.

Once the form has been completed, please lodge it at the MPAU (i.e Faculty Office, Level 2, Edward Ford Building).

Please note that your special consideration form will NOT be accepted unless you have had the Professional Practitioner Certificate filled out by a registered medical practitioner or counsellor.

Special Consideration is generally granted where a student has been disadvantaged by unforseen circumstances such as misdaventure or on-going, serious illness. It does not provide an avenue for students to be granted extra marks, or to be awarded "satisfactory" in subjects where they have not met the competancy standards. However, it does allow the Examination Committee to provide extra time or remediation for students who have been disadvantaged in this way, so they may prepare for supplementary assessments, or where the circumstances have been very severe, allow the student to repeat the Stage without academic penalty.

An Examination Committee may only determine either:

1. that the student must undertake a specified remedial program (similar in duration to a remedial program specified for a student who has failed to meet the requirements for progression in the same stage) and that, if successful with supplementary assessment, the student has met the requirements for progression, or
2. that the student must repeat the stage but without academic penalty (as though it were their first enrolment in the stage).

For more information, please see the Medicine Faculty Handbook at