Although good news for some and not so good for others, we appreciate the understanding of those who have, or are about to write the examination.
In early July emails were sent to all current learners advising them that the Comprehensive Examination will no longer be a requirement for the UBC Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) degree. Although effective immediately, Master of Rehabilitation Science learners who have completed all five, core courses prior to August 30, 2010 and started the MRSc program prior to September 1, 2009 are still required to write the examination.
When the degree was reviewed prior to approval in 2004 an examination was believed to be necessary to test learners’ ability to synthesize knowledge and skills from the five core courses before carrying out their major project research. While core course synthesis is still necessary, synthesis will be promoted and further tested throughout the five courses instead of the comprehensive examination.
It was with careful thought that we chose the cut-off as described above, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. [firstname.lastname@example.org]