An test proctor will begin memorizing test instructions approximately 15 minutes before the test start time. Students must be in the test room with their test at this time. If taking the test on a laptop, it must be booted up and have passed the security check. Hand writers must not have a laptop with them in an test room, unless otherwise allowed according to the professor’s instructions. A student entering the test room after the proctor begins memorizing instructions will not receive additional time for booting up their laptop, passing the security check, and/or memorizing test instructions.
When instructed by the proctor, write your test number on the cover page of your exam, bluebooks, and any scratch paper you turn in as part of your exam. Handwritten test answers must be written in blue books in blue or black ink. Number the bluebooks you use (1 of 1, 1 of 2, 2 of 2, etc.). Proctors will allow time to read the professor’s instructions. Other than counting the number of pages of the exam, students are not permitted to turn the page of an test past the instructions page until the proctor instructs to do so.
When taking a closed book exam, no books, outlines, book bags, purses, or scratch paper (other than the scratch paper provided) may be at your seat during the exam. These items must be left outside of the test room or in the front or sides of the test room. Students may not begin to write anything, including on scratch paper, before the proctor begins a closed book exam.
Students taking in-class exams are prohibited from having any electronic communication device, other than a laptop as allowed per the professor's instructions, during the exam. Cell phones and smart watches must be turned off during the test and placed in a bag or backpack. Violations of this rule may be considered an Honor Code violation. A clock in each test room will be the official time keeper for the exam.
Non-alcoholic beverages are permitted in test rooms; however, the container must have a lid.
After the test instructions have been read and the test begins, the proctor will remain in the room. Any student who has a question or problem during an test should see the proctor.
Students may use the restroom or take a break during an exam. However, all test materials must be left in the test room and no additional time will be given. Students must sign in and out at the front of the room with the proctor.
Final examination week begins on the Monday following the end of full-term classes and extends through the following Saturday. The Saturday and Sunday between the end-of-term classes and the beginning of final examinations have been designated 'study days'.
Final examination week will begin Monday, December 5 and conclude on Friday, December 9. The Saturday prior to the start of final test week have been designated ‘study days’ and no examinations may be scheduled on a study day.
Visit the University Policy Library for complete information on final exams.
Final examinations or other evaluative substitute procedures for Graduate 6xx, 7xx level classes, are given at the discretion of the faculty/department. All 4xx/5xx level classes will follow the undergraduate regulations.
A conflict occurs when a student has two or more final examinations scheduled at the same time. For instances of conflicts, adjustments are made according to this schedule, regardless of campus:
If the conflict is a result of one course instructor changing their final examination day/time, the instructor who changed their day/time must work out conflicts their students encounter.
Excessive Final Examinations
For instances of excessive final examinations, adjustments are made according to this schedule, regardless of campus:
Note: Students who meet the criteria for a conflict or excessive exams must contact the instructor whose examination would move no less than three weeks before final examination week begins.
Physical activity is important for healthy aging. It helps prevent functional decline, frailty, falls, and chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Regular physical activity also contributes to quality of life and reduced depression.
Despite these known health benefits, older adults seldom meet the physical activity guidelines of 150 minutes per week of moderate activity. Many factors affect physical activity levels among older adults. Moreover, little is known about the differences in physical activity among various racial and ethnic groups.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, in collaboration with Florida International University, conducted a unique study using a robust statistical approach to analyze the factors related to physical activity in a diverse sample of older adults.
The study sample included 601 African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, European Americans and Hispanic Americans ages 59 to 96 living independently. While prior studies have addressed the question of factors influencing older adults’ physical activity levels, none have employed the large range of instruments/tools used in this study or included older adults from multiple ethnic groups.
Results of the study, published in the journal Geriatrics, showed that age, education, social network, pain and depression were the five factors that accounted for a statistically significant proportion of unique variance in physical activity in this diverse, community dwelling older population.
Participants who reported lower physical activity tended to be older, have less years of education and reported lower social engagement, networking, resilience, mental health, self-health rating, and higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain, and body mass index (BMI) compared to the moderate to high physical activity groups.
A secondary analysis examined factors associated with calculated MET-h/week (ratio of the rate at which a person expends energy relative to the mass of that person). Findings showed the strongest correlation to MET-h/week was with depression.
“Four of the five significant predictors of physical activity in the older adults we studied are at least partially modifiable. For example, social network, depression and pain can be ameliorated by physical activity,” said Ruth M. Tappen, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, senior author and the Christine E. Lynn Eminent Scholar and professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
Researchers found that pain was associated with less time spent being physically active. What is not clear is whether older adults understand that sedentary lifestyles can promote and/or worsen some types of pain and physical activity can help to reduce pain or whether this knowledge alone is enough to motivate them to become more active.
“Education may be key both in helping older adults with depressive symptoms understand that physical activity can help reduce their symptoms and in helping them to identify the types of activity that they may find enjoyable,” said Tappen.
Study findings suggest that many of these factors could be addressed by designing and testing individual, group and community level interventions to increase physical activity in the older population. Researchers recommend education on the effect of activity on common sources of pain such as arthritis or back pain and encouraging health care providers to write a “prescription” for a daily walk or a workout for those with depression. In addition, community outreach to isolated older adults, improving the walkability of neighborhoods, repairing sidewalks, adding trails and making these areas safe to walk and work out are other interventions to help increase physical activity in the older population.
“Partnerships among local senior centers, low income housing developments, places of worship, YMCAs and health care providers are crucial in developing tailored multi-faceted programs for physically inactive older adults, especially those experiencing pain and/or depression,” said Tappen. “These programs can provide health-related education pertinent to the identified medical issues such as pain and depression and assist participants in meeting other participants and in developing specific physical activity-related goals, which are known to be associated with sustained involvement.”
Sociodemographic variables included age, sex, years of education, ethnic group membership, years living in the United States, and receipt of Medicaid based upon income level qualifications. Cognition was measured using the Mini-Mental State Exam. Psychosocial variables included social engagement, social network, resilience, personality, anxiety, depression, spirituality and the SF-36 mental health summary score. Physical measures included pain, BMI, body consciousness, functional ability and self-rating of health. Behavioral variables included adherence to prescribed medications and self-reported physical activity levels.
Study co-authors are David Newman, Ph.D., an associate professor and statistician; Sareen S. Gropper, Ph.D., a professor; and Cassandre Horne, a Ph.D. student, all in FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing; and Edgar R. Viera, Ph.D., an associate professor in FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Science.
This research was funded by the Health Aging Research Initiative (HARI), FAU sponsored programs (#N11-053) and the Retirement Research Foundation (Grant #180250).
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About the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing:
FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is nationally and internationally known for its excellence and philosophy of caring science. The College was ranked No.11 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in 2021 for “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Administration Programs” and No. 32 for the “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs.” In 2020, FAU graduates earned a 95.9 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and 100 percent AGNP Certification Pass Rate. FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For more information, visit nursing.fau.edu.
About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast. In exact years, the University has doubled its research expenditures and outpaced its peers in student achievement rates. Through the coexistence of access and excellence, FAU embodies an innovative model where traditional achievement gaps vanish. FAU is designated a Hispanic-serving institution, ranked as a top public university by U.S. News & World Report and a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.
Factors Associated with Physical Activity in a Diverse Older Population
During a well woman exam, your doctor will review all of your current medical issues and determine if there is anything missing from care, says Dr. Marchand. It is important to note that medicine is constantly changing, so treatment that is recommended can vary a lot in just one year, he adds. The doctor should examine you from head to toe, check your vital signs, and assess if you are due for any vaccines. The visit generally includes the following:
Upon arrival, you will undergo a routine physical test that includes taking your weight, pulse and blood pressure. A urine sample may be requested to test for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and rule out urinary tract infections, says Dr. Alagia. “You will be asked to change into a gown after being left alone in the examination room. Once your health care professional enters the room, they should take a few moments to review the test they are planning to perform and explain the reason for the specific exam,” he says.
You’ll have time before, after and during the test to ask and answer any questions you and your health care provider might have. It’s useful to prepare a list of questions in advance.
The questions that your doctor asks will be tailored to your age and medical history, says Dr. Swarup. For example, they may ask if you smoke, use drugs or alcohol, have any allergies or infections and whether you’ve had any surgeries, he says––all of these factors can affect your reproductive health.
Your doctor may ask the following questions, according to Dr. Swarup:
It’s important to be completely honest in your answers because the questions are to benefit your health, says Dr. Marchand. “Remember that a doctor can never share any personal information about your visit (doing so could easily lead to medical board discipline or loss of licensure),” he says. Doctors can share your information with other members of their health team if it is necessary to provide your care or coordinate your care. Doctors can also share your information with your permission. Doctors can also share your information with law enforcement to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of an individual or the public. Dr. Alagia adds that having an honest dialogue with your health care professional helps them recommend guideline-based care such as STD screening, cancer screenings and other services.
You should also expect questions about your diet, life stressors and exercise habits, says Dr. Marchand. “Since screening for depression and anxiety is very important for all patients, you should be ready for questions about how you’re feeling,” he says.
Starting at the age of 20, a breast test may be conducted every one to three years to identify any irregularities or lumps, says Dr. Swarup, but recommendations vary. For example, the ACOG advises that clinical breast examinations may be offered every one to three years in women ages 25 to 39, and once a year in women over the age of 40.
The American Cancer Society does not recommend clinical breast exams nor self breast exams at all due to lack of evidence that it contributes very little to early breast cancer detection when mammography is available. Currently, mammograms (x-ray images of the breast) are recommended annually in women over the age of 45 and once every two years in women over the age of 55.
The ACOG that women between the ages of 25 and 39 be offered a clinical breast test every one to three years, and that women over the age of 40 be offered them annually. In either case, the ACOG recommends women make the decision that’s best for them.
If your practitioner conducts a clinical breast exam, you will be asked to lift one arm behind your head, explains Dr. Alagia. This allows your doctor to better examine each breast, applying gentle pressure in circular movements. “They will look for abnormal lumps or cysts. If any lumps are discovered, a biopsy will be ordered to determine if they are cancerous or not,” says Dr. Alagia.
A pelvic, or internal exam, is performed to check the vulva, vagina, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries and rectum for abnormalities. Adolescents don’t need a pelvic test unless they are experiencing abnormal bleeding, discharge, or pelvic pain. It’s unlikely that you’ll have a pelvic test before the age of 21 unless such symptoms are present. Although the test may be uncomfortable, it should not be painful. Keeping your body relaxed will help minimize discomfort.
During a pelvic exam, your doctor will also examine your vulva and rectum for irritation, redness or other signs of anything concerning, says Dr. Swarup. A lubricated speculum is placed into the vagina to look inside it, allowing the cervix to be evaluated for signs of disease. After removing the speculum, your doctor will gently insert one or two fingers (using a lubricated glove) into your vaginal canal while placing gentle pressure on the lower abdomen, explains Dr. Alagia. This allows them to check for abnormalities in the size, shape, and position of the uterus and ovaries.
You can expect to feel pressure, says Dr. Alagia, adding that it’s important to communicate any feelings of pain, heaviness, bloating or tenderness––this helps your doctor understand potential causes for concern.
Depending on your age, you may undergo cervical cancer screening via a Pap smear and/or human papillomavirus (HPV) test during your pelvic exam. A Pap smear looks for cellular changes in the cervix that may turn into cervical cancer, and an HPV test checks for the presence of the human papillomavirus, the virus responsible for causing these changes.
Current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines advise that women between the ages of 21 and 29 be screened every three years with a Pap smear alone; women ages 30 to 65 may be screened every three years with a Pap test only, every five years with HPV testing only or every five years with both.
For both HPV and Pap tests, your health care practitioner will insert a lubricated speculum into your vaginal canal to view your vagina and cervix, explains Dr. Alagia. “They will swipe your cervix with a swab and send it to a lab to ensure there are no signs of cervical cancer and ensure your cervix is healthy,” he says.
Even if you think you are not at risk, you should discuss STD screening with your doctor, says Dr. Alagia. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following testing schedule for STDS:
A 14-year-old girl taking Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) at Wakiso Junior School died on Wednesday after suddenly falling ill in the examination room. Winnie Nabukenya succumbed to a brain tumour.
On Wednesday, 27 pupils of St Christine Primary School in Kakumiro District missed the Maths paper after they arrived one hour and 16 minutes late. The pupils were forced to walk about 15km to Uneb centre after the school director failed to transport them to the venue. They pleaded with Uneb officials but the pleas fell on deaf ears.
Other pupils have for years been forced to write final exams from hospitals. Why subject candidates to this torture? Some have died in the process. There are also several cases involving unscrupulous head teachers but the board does not seem to care. The scourge of this scandal negates the maxim that the first rule of law is to protect the innocent.
Uneb was established by an Act of Parliament in 1983, Cap 137. Last year, a new law: The Uneb Act, 2021, repealed the old Act and introduced what they called “major reforms”. However, the so-called reforms did not address the plight of bedridden candidates and others denied exams on flimsy grounds.
The preoccupation was on broadening offences (7-13), penalties (six months in prison to five years) and changing executive secretary to executive director.
In the new law, Parliament empowered the board to conduct primary, secondary, and such other examinations as it may consider desirable in the public interest; make rules regulating the conduct of examinations and for all purposes incidental thereto and appoint supervisors and invigilators etc. to assist in the conduct of examinations.
Within the confines of these broad functions, there is nothing that stops Uneb from drafting reasonable test rules and regulations. There must be two or three sets of exams at all levels to cater for distressed candidates with exceptional circumstances. The board chairperson should task her executive and test directors to draft new rules and regulations.
Enforcing examinations rules in a mechanistic way disregards context and clutters the spirit of examinations policy which was never intended to punish wounded candidates. Ignoring or rejecting appeals of candidates with a good cause, is archaic and uncalled for. If the fear is about compromising integrity of exams, let the board in consultation with the minister and Parliament, ingrain the exceptional circumstances clause in the context of the prevailing societal condition.
It is wrong for Uneb officials to punish candidates and their parents for matters beyond their control. The laws don’t function in a vacuum. It is important to understand the fundamental purpose of these laws and how they impact the people. A robust legal system serves as the foundation of a happy and healthy society.
You may have heard that a pelvic test is part of your yearly checkup and that your doctor will perform one during this time.
A pelvic test can be a little scary, especially if you're unsure what to expect or why it's being done. But there are some things about the pelvic test that you should know before your doctor does one on you.
This article will cover what a pelvic test is, how it works, and why it's important for your health.
Pelvic exams can be scary and uncomfortable, but they're important for your health.
A pelvic test is a common part of a woman's annual health checkup. It's when your doctor or nurse practitioner looks at your reproductive organs-the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and vagina-to see if there are any signs of problems.
The test can be uncomfortable because your doctor or nurse practitioner will check to see if there are lumps or other abnormalities. It's also possible that you'll be asked to cough or strain during the test so that they can get a better look at your internal organs.
During a pelvic exam, your doctor will examine your reproductive organs to check for signs of infection or other health concerns. You may also have an external and internal pelvic test if you're experiencing symptoms like pain or discomfort in the area.
If you're planning on having children or are already pregnant, you'll need to get regular pelvic exams and prenatal care throughout your pregnancy. Your doctor can also help confirm whether or not you've had a miscarriage.
Pelvic exams are an important part of your gynaecological health.
The answer is any time you're experiencing symptoms related to your reproductive system or if you're having sex and want to be sure that everything is working properly.
You may wonder what things can go wrong with your reproductive system. It's pretty common for women to experience some form of reproductive health problem at some point in their lives. For example, many women have vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections.
Other women suffer from endometriosis or fibroids; some women have problems with their ovaries (like ovarian cysts), and uterine cancer; and still, others struggle with sexual dysfunction like pain during intercourse or difficulty reaching orgasm.
Suppose any of these things sound familiar to you. In that case, it's time to schedule an appointment with your gynaecologist so they can examine the area around your vagina and cervix-the area known as the pelvis-and determine whether there is anything unusual going on there that requires treatment.
Uterine cancer is a disease that affects the uterus, the muscular organ in a woman's body where the baby grows. It's important to know that not all tumours are cancerous, but some can be.
Uterine cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, and it can be very serious if not treated properly. There are different types of uterine cancer, based on where they start: Endometrial, cervical and vaginal.
The symptoms of uterine cancer include:
It's important to know that other conditions besides uterine cancer may also cause these symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about making an appointment for further testing.
During a pelvic exam, your doctor will use one or more tools to examine the outside and inside of your vagina and rectum. She may also use instruments to collect samples from the cervix, uterus and vagina for testing. She may also use an instrument called a speculum to hold open the vagina so she can see inside it better.
The test takes place on an test table in an test room with you covered with a sheet or gown. It's important that you feel comfortable during this process because it can sometimes be uncomfortable, depending on how far into the vaginal canal your doctor needs to insert her fingers to do her job properly.
Suppose you're nervous about having something inserted into your body at all. In that case, I encourage you to take some time beforehand to practise self-care techniques that might make this experience easier for yourself and those around you!
The answer depends on what kind of care you have.
A pelvic test is often recommended once a year for women who have been sexually active or reached menopause. If you've had any STIs in the past year, or if you've been diagnosed with a chronic condition like diabetes or high blood pressure, you must see your doctor at least once a year.
If you have no risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or pregnancy, you don't need to have an annual pelvic exam.
But suppose you have risk factors, like being sexually active with multiple partners or having a history of STDs. In that case, it's important to go in at least once every year for a full evaluation of your reproductive organs, blood work, and other tests as needed (such as pap smears).
When you're at the gynaecologist's office, you probably don't want to be reminded that you must have a pelvic exam.
But it's important to remember that you're in good hands with your doctor and that they need to do this to make sure everything is okay. Here are some tips for relaxing your muscles during a pelvic exam:
We know that an annual pelvic test is necessary for your healthcare routine. But it can be a little nerve-wracking, right?
Well, the good news is that we've got some tips to help you feel more comfortable during your next pelvic exam!
The pelvic test cost in Singapore depends on the type of examination needed. For example, if you have infertility treatment, you must have a thorough pelvic exam. One that includes an internal inspection of your vagina and cervix.
This will help determine if there are any abnormalities or lesions present in these areas that could be causing infertility issues. In Singapore, a pelvic test can cost upwards of $100!
ALSO READ: Is it possible to tighten my vagina after giving birth? 11 exercises and tips that can help
This article was first published in theAsianparent.
The demand for stringent action against the authorities concerning the Morbi Bridge collapse has continued to intensify. In the latest developments, the sources from the SIT informed Times Now that the CCTV recordings of the Bridge have been sent to the forensic department for further analysis and examination. Meanwhile, the prosecution lawyer has demanded the custody of the accused and has listed several issues. It has been alleged that the cables of the bridge were only painted and not replaced despite being weak. Additionally, the aluminium flooring on the bridge is said to have increased the load on the cables which led to its collapse. Watch to know more!#morbibridgecollapse #morbibridgevideo #englishnews
The majority of our graduates at the University of Wyoming College of Law take the Uniform Bar Examination. The Uniform Bar Examination has been adopted by 13 jurisdictions including Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, Alabama, Arizona, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Washington. The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is prepared and coordinated by the National Conference of Bar Examiners to test knowledge and skills that every lawyer should be able to demonstrate prior to becoming licensed to practice law. It is composed of the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) tasks, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored by user jurisdictions and results in a portable score that can be applied in any UBE jurisdiction. For information regarding the UBE, please refer to http://www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/ube/.
For additional info or info on other jurisdictions' bar admission requirements, please refer to the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.
Visit the Wyoming State Bar website to obtain Wyoming Bar test Information (click on Admissions on the top of the page). Questions about upcoming examinations and the application process should be directed to Cathy Duncil at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 432-2105.
Some states, including Wyoming use the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBEX) to complete the background check and character & fitness portion of the bar application. If you are applying to take the bar test in Wyoming, in addition to completing the Application for Admission and other required forms on the Wyoming State Bar's website, you will also have to complete the NCBE Character and Fitness Application on the NCBEX website. Click on the link for the NCBE Character and Fitness Application, then on the right-hand side of the page, click on "Create an Account."
Colorado Bar test Information
If you are taking a different jurisdiction's bar exam, not Colorado or Wyoming, please visit that particular jurisdiction's board of law examiner's website. If you are not sure where to go, please refer to the National Conference of Bar Examiners publication at http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files/Comp-Guide/CompGuide.pdf. The Comprehensive Guide is updated by the NCBEX each year and contains the most accurate and up-to-date information about bar admission requirements.
In addition to the bar exam, you will need to take and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), which measures the examinee's knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer's professional conduct. For information on deadlines, test dates and locations of test centers, please see the NCBEX website and/or read the NCBEX's publication on MPRE information which can be accessed at: http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files/Information-Booklets/MPREIB2013.pdf.
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Renewal rates can be significantly higher, but renewing can provide extended coverage to someone who may no longer qualify for a new life insurance policy because of health.
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