Technology has been revealed as the enabler of a mass-cheating scandal at Adelaide University.

Investigations have now seen the exam results of 24 medical students cut for breaching the university's academic honesty policy.

The fifth-year medical students stored extra notes and details on iPads, which were allowed for use in the exam on human reproductive health.

Fourteen students admitted their involvement after early evidence was uncovered, with ten more cheaters tracked down by the investigation.

The scam was pulled off in collaboration between students in different exam sessions.

Students in an earlier exam slot took images of the test and left them on the iPads for the next set of students.

All involved have had their assessment marks cut by ten per cent and have been directed to take extra subjects next year.

Adelaide University Dean of Medicine Professor Alistair Burt several results have be knocked below a passing grade, and those students will have to re-sit the exam.

“For a single student all of their marks were deducted from that rotation, for two they incurred a penalty which deducted 10 per cent off, that then meant they failed,” he told the ABC.

“In the honesty policy and the dishonesty procedures there is the capacity to vary that but we have stuck very carefully to what is within our written policy.”

The university will continue allowing the use of iPads in exam situations.

Dr David Pope from the Salaried Medical Officers Association has previously commented that cheating undermines the value of the entire medical course and profession.

“Being a doctor requires the highest standards of ethical and honest behaviour ... if they are found ... they have been cheating on exams then that shows they probably shouldn't be part of the medical profession,” he said.