External Examiner – BSc (Hons) / MPhysio (Hons) Physiotherapy

Opening Date:
18 Jun 2021
Closing Date:
25 Jul 2021
Salary Range:

Due to the completion of the current Examiner’s contract at the end of this academic year, we are seeking to appoint an experienced External Examiner for the established pre-registration BSc (Hons) and new MPhysio (Hons) integrated masters programmes. This is based within the School of Health Professions and Faculty of Health at the University of Plymouth, the largest provider of health education in the South West, with programmes ranging from nursing to medicine and allied health professions. The full-time undergraduate physiotherapy programmes (BSc = 3 years; MPhysio = 4 years), lead to eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council, along with a 2-year pre-registration MSc due to start in September 2021, furthering our commitment to excellence and choice.

This position requires the external examiner to be a HCPC registered Physiotherapist who is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

The appointment will start from 1st August 2021, for a period of 4 years and the commitment required is as follows:

  • To review a range of coursework and assessments (e.g. scripts via Moodle and videos of OSCEs) throughout the year.
  • To attend an assessment panel/award board, as appropriate, each year and the submission of an annual external examiner report.
  • To engage in communication with the programme team.
  • To carry out at least one interim engagement each year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by Zoom/Teams etc. in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and usually at least one face-to-face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and students on assessment in practice and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process (this is also currently taking the form of a ‘virtual’ visit).

All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV by email to health-extex@plymouth.ac.uk by Sunday 25th July 2021.

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