External Examiner- Immediate start – Return to Practice (Nursing) and MSc Integrated Professional Practice

Opening Date:
10 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2021
Salary Range:

The School of Health & Social Care at the University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint External Examiners for an immediate start from October 2021 and would welcome expressions of interests for two positions to cover

1. Return to Practice (Nursing)

This is an established programme which has been recently updated and revalidated with the NMC, enabling previously registered nurses to return to practice using the Future Nurse standards.
Further details can be found here https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/cpd/health/returntopracticenursing/

Applications are in progress with a start date for the next cohort of November 2021. This will be for a tenure of 4 years.

Ideal applicants should possess the following:

  • Current NMC registration & teaching qualification to meet QAA L6
  • Relevant experience to maintain comparable quality standards
  • First time external examiners welcome

2. MSc Integrated Professional Practice

This is a non-standard post-graduate taught programme offering a flexible approach to continuing professional education to health and social care professionals. Routes through the programme can be by undertaking core and optional modules as a pathway, or by accessing content as a series of stand-alone short courses which can then be credit-linked to form the award.

This is a new addition to the post-graduate portfolio at Lincoln and begins a staged delivery from October 2021. Cohort sizes are expected to be between 10-40 students for most modules.

Further details can be found here https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/adprprms/

The modules for oversight in this role include

  • Research Methods (distance learning) commencing October 2021
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment, Diagnosis and Management for First Contact Practice commencing November 2021
  • Injection Therapy for Musculoskeletal Practice commencing Spring 2022
  • Advanced musculoskeletal practice portfolio commencing Spring 2022
  • Person Centred Cancer Care commencing Spring 2022
  • New Directions in Integrated Health & Social Care commencing Spring 2022
  • Negotiated work-based learning commencing Spring 2022

MSc Dissertation commencing Autumn 2022

Ideal applicants for this award should possess the following:

  • Current professional registration and experience of post-qualification educational provision at MSc level/QAA L7
  • Relevant experience and expertise to maintain comparable quality standards

External Examiners play a central role in the maintenance of the standards of the University’s awards and the currency of the curriculum. They perform this role through:

  • the approval of assessment tasks and examination papers
  • discussions with relevant academic staff
  • the review of samples of student work on modules within the programme, including practice documents / visits
  • the endorsement of marks to confirm that the marks are an agreed, fully moderated and externally examined set of results
  • the submission of annual reports
  • attendance at appropriate boards of examiners (currently virtual)
  • agreement to programme modifications

Programme leaders will be happy to answer questions or provide further information:

For Return to Practice Sean Morton, smorton@lincoln.ac.uk

For MSc Integrated Professional Practice Helen Chilvers, hchilvers@lincoln.ac.uk

Successful candidates may be asked to examine a combination of content from both programmes.