A serious breach in scholastic conduct was brought to the attention of Adelaide University when some of its fifth year class were caught cheating on a reproductive health exam. Twelve students have now come forward admitting to the offense and the university is expecting more to come forward. The university was alerted by an anonymous tipper.

Apparently, the students who were taking the exams took pictures of the questions on the shared iPads that were provided by the university. In violation of a copyright notice, they were apprehended on grounds of storing information that was not theirs to share. The photos, of course, circulated among the second wave of exam takers.

Professor Alastair Burt, Dean of the Medical School, assured the public that they will have a thorough investigation of the incident. The exam results will, at present, be unchanged until such time that the inquiry is completed. The shared iPads will also be no longer used in the course.

The inspection of the unpleasant incident will include an anonymous tip off point of sorts where other students can provide more information about the cheating as well as forensic reports on which iPads were used in the capturing of the image and when the image was shared.

"We will have a zero tolerance to cheating and plagiarism, but we do need to investigate this thoroughly and in a timely manner," Professor Burt said. No word yet on drastic measures such as all students taking the exam although it is not completely out of the question.

Dr Paul Duggan, Obstetrics and gynaecology senior lecturer, urged students to come forward as this is being seen as a heavy blow to the dignity of the university. He also made clear that if found guilty without first coming forward, the penalties would be extremely severe as there is no excuse for this type of behavior, especially in the medical field.

This occurrence is being held up as a high infringement of conduct regarding the university code and analysis of what should be done and who should be held accountable will be made well into academic year 2014.