External Examiner – MSc Human Nutrition

Opening Date:
6 Mar 2023
Closing Date:
9 Apr 2023
Salary Range:

We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the MSc Human Nutrition programme. The programme is based within the School of Health Professions, Faculty of Health. This programme is designed for graduates with a non-nutrition background and offers an advanced understanding of nutrition and the links between diet and health. Core nutritional science will underpin a critical evaluation of the role of nutrition in public health at the local, national and international level. The programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition and students on the pathway will become Associate Nutritionists on completion of the learning credits. Most of the learning is shared with undergraduate dietetics and nutrition course.

Consequently, the external examiner would be a nutrition professional with experience of post-graduate educational provision, have a recordable teaching qualification and a current registration with the Association for Nutrition (or similar). Modules to be examined include nutrition science, applied nutrition, public health nutrition, sports nutrition and research skills modules.

The appointment will be for four years and the commitment required is as follows:

  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend via Zoom up to three assessment panels a year (March, June, and November) and the submission of external examiner reports
  • To attend one assessment event per year if appropriate (for example, oral presentation)
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out an interim visit per year, either in person or by virtual means, to meet with staff and students to obtain feedback on assessment in practice and to strengthen your engagement with the ongoing teaching, learning and assessment processes.

All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this, please submit a CV by email to health-extex@plymouth.ac.uk by Sunday 9th April or for further information please contact clare.pettinger@plymouth.ac.uk (Programme Lead).