External Examiner – DipHE in Operating Department Practice (ODP)

Opening Date:
8 Jun 2023
Closing Date:
14 Jul 2023
Salary Range:

The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to appoint an external examiner to a range of modules for our undergraduate DipHE in Operating Department Practice (ODP). The remit involves assessment of modules relating to the role of the ODP and include:

  • The ODP profession
  • Life science
  • Applied practice and PDP 1 (practice-based module)
  • Anaesthesia and medicine management
  • ODP Care of the Vulnerable person
  • Applied practice and PDP 2 (practice-based module)

External examiner responsibilities include moderation of assessment methods/samples/results and completion of an annual report. A schedule of module confirmation events per academic session will be made available and external examiners would be expected to complete external moderation in line with these dates. The School uses an electronic marking system associated with the originality checking programme Turnitin, called Grademark. External examiners are required to make use of the system during the external moderation process (this being accessible through the Virtual Learning Environment).

Experienced and new external examiners will be considered provided the applicant has the relevant professional qualification(s) and experience. Relevant professional experience as an ODP, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) professional registration and a valid teaching qualification are essential requirements for this post.

The appointment will be with effect from 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2027.

It is anticipated that this programme will move from the current provision of a DipHE to a BSc commencing in 2024. Therefore, this presents an exciting opportunity for the external examiner to be involved in the development of the BSc programme.

Full details of the programmes and modules will be provided to appointees and an online induction will be provided by the University following appointment. Further information about UWS policy for external examiners is available at:

For informal discussion, please contact:
Claire Bryson, Programme Leader: claire.bryson@uws.ac.uk, Tel 01292 886204