External Examiner – FdSc Health and Social Care Science

Opening Date:
21 Jul 2022
Closing Date:
19 Aug 2022
Salary Range:

The School of Health & Social Care at the University of Essex is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care Science, Higher Apprenticeship pathway. This course forms part of our wider apprenticeship pathways, currently feeding into the BSc apprenticeship pathway. Additionally, from 2022 this programme will be the foundation into Apprenticeships in BSc Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language, Nursing alongside our Nursing Associate programme. As such, all modules are multi-disciplinary in nature. We are looking to appoint an external examiner to the following programmes and modules;

Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care Science, Apprenticeship Pathway

Year 1

  • HS700 – Study and lifelong learning –Level 4
  • HS701 –Biopsychosocial–Level 4
  • HS701 –Person-centred Care –Level 4
  • HS177 –Introduction to interprofessional working –Level 4
  • HS704 –Work based skills portfolio –Level 4

Year 2

  • HS602 –Critical Appraisal–Level 5
  • HS706 –Public Health and Wellbeing–Level 5
  • HS178 –Management and Leadership in Health and Social care –Level 5
  • HS707 –Acute intervention and rehabilitation–Level 5 •HS708 –Work based skills portfolio –Level 5

The current External Examiner for these courses completes their period of office in October 2022. We would like to appoint an External Examiner who can enhance the quality of teaching and learning within the School and who is experienced in delivering health professions’ education or designing health professions’ curricula. Whilst applications from experienced External Examiners are preferred, academics with appropriate educational and professional experience will be considered. The appointment will be for four years from October2022 and the commitment required is as follows:

  • To attend two examination Boards per year (Boards are held in April, June and November)
  • To submit the annual External Examiner’s Report.
  • To review coursework throughout the year and provide constructive comments
  • Engage with the programme team in the continuous development of the programmes

For informal inquires please contact Natalie Cowan Programme Lead at njcowa@essex.ac.uk telephone 07826993806.

Applications should be accompanied by a C.V. to Mr Joshua Gauci (hsc_examboards@essex.ac.uk)