Each Consortium member, will evaluate the students by continuous assessment and formal exams under the responsibility of:
- Prof. Andrieux and Dr. Roques for Paris Descartes University
- Prof. Antimisiaris and Prof. Klepetsanis for the University of Patras
- Prof. Caramella and Prof. Tereni for the University of Pavia
- Dr. Roger and Prof. Venier Julienne for the University of Angers
Students will be evaluated according to the following grading system:
|Distinction||Excellent||Very Good||Good||Quite Good||Pass|
To pass a study unit or a course, the student must obtain at least an E mark. At the end of each semester, the student must validate 30 ECTS. The corrected tests will be open to consultation after addressing a formal request to the professor in charge; all kinds of exams (written, oral presentation, individual report etc.) will be stored for one year after the end of the intake at the member of the Consortium in which the exam took place.
During Semester 4, all students do a traineeship in a private company or in a research laboratory collaborating with the Consortium. The traineeship has to last 24 to 26 weeks. The location and the topic of the traineeship will have be validated by the Consortium beforehand. The assessment of the traineeship will be based on the writen report (master thesis) of the student, the evaluation of the local supervisor and the oral defense. The defense of the Master thesis will be presented viva voce during the workshop following the summer school, in front of an International jury of Nanomedicine experts from Associated Partners, private companies and the NANOMED Consortium. The final mark will be delivered by the Consortium
In case of failure, a single re-sit examination will be organized; should the student fail again, he/she will have to quit the NANOMED EMJMD.
In case of failure for the final dissertation, the student will have the opportunity to:
- Prepare a new oral presentation before the end of July of the graduating year;
- Prepare a new version of the report and a new oral presentation that will have to take place before the end of July of the graduating year;
- Attend a new traineeship and renew the whole process, provided that the supervising Consortium member agrees to it.
However, if the final exam (written report and oral presentation) cannot happen before the end of September of the graduating year, the student must register again for the following academic year at his/her own expenses and in each university of the Consortium, regardless of his/her previous status of scholarship holder or self-funded student. This new registration is mandatory for the student to validate his/her work and thus to complete the NANOMED EMJMD and be allowed to graduate. The second final exam will be held after the second traineeship is completed.The Executive committee will communicate to the student the deadline for sending the written report and will set a date for the oral presentation at his/her convenience.
To obtain the final diplomas (one from each Consortium member) and the diploma supplement, students must validate each of the 4 semesters (Basic training, Advanced training and each traineeship).
The degree will be delivered according to the decision of the Executive committee composed of two representatives of each University of the Consortium.