The Physiotherapy academic department, part of the School of Life Course & Population Health Sciences, King’s College London, is seeking to appoint an external examiner from November 2023 to our BSc Assessment Board. We welcome expressions of interest from candidates with experience in teaching, learning and assessment at a UK HEI, who have a good understanding of quality assurance issues at HE level and who have relevant experience of pre-registration Physiotherapy programme delivery.
Information on the External Examining role at King’s College London is available at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/policyhub/academicregulations/duties-of-external-examiners-at-kings
The BSc Physiotherapy provides a contemporary science-based curriculum that prepares graduates for working flexibly across the changing health and social care environment in order to provide high-quality, person centered and population sensitive, responsive services where individual choice is paramount.
The assessment profile for the programme includes OSCEs, written examinations and a range of authentic coursework assessments such as infographics, incident reporting, reflection, group podcasts etc. Assessment of practice education is by the common placement assessment form (CPAF). It is recommended that external examiners are invited to attend to observe live assessments (OSCEs) and meet with students, ideally once a year, as part of quality assurance.
King’s College London is a research-led university based in the heart of London; King’s has 29,000 students from some 150 countries, and 8,000 employees. King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research.
The School of Life Course & Population Health Sciences encompasses four research and teaching units in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine which span and link landmark life-stages with the origins and understanding of common diseases, treating life and disease as a continuum, a fundamental approach to maintaining and maximising a healthy life.
If you would like to discuss the role, have any questions or to apply for this role, please send a copy of your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to:
Dr Arietta Spinou
BSc Physiotherapy Assessment Sub-Board Chair