Med students admit cheating

The university is conducting an investigation into the incident which involved fifth-year students studying a human reproductive course this year.

Medical school dean Alastair Burt said the 12 students had come forward and indicated they took “screen grabs” of the exam which was presented on an iPad.

They then passed those grabs onto other students who were to take the exam later.

This was the first year the medical school had used iPads in exams.

Professor Burt said the university would investigate the incident but intended to take a “firm line” in responding to those involved.

“We have a zero tolerance to cheating,” he told ABC radio on Tuesday.

“Academic integrity is central to the whole philosophy of our institution.

“There is also a whole issue about the professionalism of our future doctors.”

Senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology