Composition of the Examination Committee
The Department of Physiology strongly believes that the role of the Supervisory Committee in the Master's Examination should be minimized.
- The Supervisor - may be asked to comment before or after the examination.
A quorum of 3 voting members is required for the exam to proceed. Therefore, at least 4 members must be provided to ensure that the exam proceeds as scheduled. Please note that, in the Department of Physiology, the Chair of the MSc exam committee functions as regular examiner in addition to the duties as Chair. All members must be Members of the Graduate School, and they must be given a copy of thesis and allowed 2-3 weeks to read it.
- Committee Chair, member of the Departmental Research Grouping but not a member of the Supervisory Committee.
- 1 (one) "external" member, preferably from outside the Department but not a member of the Supervisory Committee. Must have 'arm's-length' relationship to supervisor and student (i.e. no collaboration, co-authorship of papers or grants for the last 5 years.)
- 1 (one) "internal" member, from the Departmental Research Grouping but not a member of the Supervisory Committee (i.e. if the study crosses Platforms, then a suitable Examiner can be chosen from outside the declared Research Grouping).
- 1 (one) member of the Supervisory Committee (minimum and maximum of 1).