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Brisbane – UMAT Foundations

1 July, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 2 July, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Two days of UMAT specific lectures, interactive problem based learning and a full-length UMAT practice exam. Course content focuses on the subjects of Logical Reasoning & Problem Solving; Understanding People; and Nonverbal Reasoning. Examination feedback is given to each student providing candidates with an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses therefore allowing students to plan their exam approach prior to UMAT.

Day One: Saturday

  • Introduction
  • Orientation to UMAT: Includes nature of the exam and sections; how the exam is scored; and implications for candidates
  • Understanding and applications in Logical Reasoning: Theory, discussion and application of problem-solving. Students learn techniques to improve their ability to comprehend, draw logical conclusions, reach solutions by identifying relevant facts, evaluate information, pinpoint additional or missing information, and generate and test plausible hypotheses
  • Comprehension in the Humanities: Students are introduced to strategies for critical analysis of interpersonal scenarios and passages. Students are provided with the ability to identify, understand, and, where necessary, infer the thoughts, feelings, behaviour and/or intentions of the people represented in the situations
  • Non-verbal Reasoning: Students become familiar with the ostensibly aptitude-based section III of the UMAT exam. Candidates are provided with a somewhat universal approach to solving abstract UMAT questions

Day Two: Sunday

  • Introduction and preparation for live UMAT practice exam: The practice exam is held under official examination conditions and provides students with an opportunity to apply skills learned on the previous day
  • Exam strategies lecture: Through the METC Academic Faculty experience of writing examinations for students across their medical careers, students are provided with an insight into exam-taking strategy. This lecture discusses with students the methods to maximise their score and use of time through proven test-taking strategies
  • Planning for the exam: Attendees receive a detailed lecture on exam preparation including recommended exercises and readings to be completed prior to UMAT 2017
  • Live practice exam discussion: Students are provided with an opportunity to review and discuss questions from the morning‰s live UMAT practice exam. Specific questions will also be drawn out for discussion by the course lecturer

Students are also provided with a set of home-study tasks including:

  • Exercise list: Weekly tasks to be completed prior to UMAT 2017. These exercises ensure students continue to practice skills acquired at the attendance weekend
  • Reading list: Students are provided with a list of recommended readings to improve critical reasoning skills in all three sections of the UMAT Exam


1 July, 2017 @ 8:30 am
2 July, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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METC Institute