UCAT Situational Judgement Online Workshop
The UCAT Situational Judgement Workshop is a specialised UCAT preparation course. The workshop is a two-hour session where UCAT candidates learn to make objective and accurate value-based judgements based on scenarios provided.
The workshop assists candidates to build an understanding of the values of integrity, perspective, resilience, adaptability, and teamwork. Such values are commonly assessed in both pre-medical and post-graduate selection processes. Though specific medical knowledge is not required, many scenarios will be based in the context of the delivery of healthcare. It is therefore essential that candidates develop an understanding of the values which underpin attitudes and behaviour in such circumstances.
The workshop is delivered via the METC Institute online classroom by a member of the METC Institute Academic Faculty. Sessions are available in the months of April, May, and June prior to the official UCAT exam. See the Location & Dates tab for more information. Students may also access a recording of their workshop. Workshops are designed to be completed in conjunction with official UCAT preparation materials (which includes 3 official full-length online UCAT exams and another 400 official UCAT questions available in a question bank) to facilitate a complete preparation that will confer a distinct advantage to students.
The UCAT Situational Judgement Workshop is one of five workshops that students may attend in preparation for the UCAT. The other workshops may be completed in conjunction with this course. Students may also elect to maximise their preparation by completing all five workshops via a formal UCAT preparation program.
Aims of the UCAT Situational Judgement Workshop
The UCAT Situational Judgement Workshop aims to assist students in maximising their UCAT situational judgement section score via the following:
- Assisting candidates to develop a general understanding of the rationale of the situational judgement section
- Arming candidates with a contextual understanding of the professional medical workplace, and their roles and responsibilities in such an environment
- Providing candidates with the ability to rank the importance of considerations derived from the provided scenario
- Providing candidates with skills to discern the appropriateness of actions in particular contexts
- Assisting candidates to make judgements regarding possible responses independent of other response types, and ideally independent of all response types (the candidate innately understands what needs to occur without cues)
- Giving candidates an understanding of the use of prioritisation when making situational judgements
- Instilling in candidates the ability to judge and select from a group of correct courses of action based on degree and quality of response
About the UCAT Situational Judgement section
The UCAT Situational Judgement section of the exam:
- Is completed over 26 minutes
- Involves 22 scenarios
- Requires completion of 69 questions
Questions in the situational judgement section of the UCAT come in two distinct types:
- Type 1: Given four choices, rate the the importance of a particular response
- Type 2: Given three choices, identify the most and least appropriate responses
The most critical capacity in this section of the exam is the ability to discern the best response from a group of likely answers. In order to improve the ability to discriminate correct responses, the Situational Judgement Workshop provides students with insight into the hierarchy of values that underpin the assessment, and further understanding of the contexts of the scenarios provided in the exam.
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