The assessment methods complement the learning experience and have been designed on the basis of the medical program's goals to ensure that students achieve an acceptable level of competence in knowledge and skills of the various blocks of the program. On-line assessment is available to students to measure progress and obtain feedback; self-assessment tasks across all themes are included each week.Continual assessment of the students occurs within the tutorial setting with input from tutors, and at regular intervals by means of progress tests. Opportunities are built-in throughout the curriculum for students to review their progress. Students have opportunities to gain experience in all modes of assessment in formative exercises before they are presented in summative examinations.