University of Surrey
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
School of Health Sciences
External Examiner post for
MSc in Health and Biomedical Informatics
The School of Health Sciences is looking to recruit a two new External Examiner for the 2023/2024 academic year to support the modules within the MSc programme in Health and Biomedical Informatics. This exciting new MSc focuses on providing the theoretical underpinning of data sciences, statistics and AI, embedding these within health sciences, while also equipping students with the computational skills to analyse and extract information from large data sets and apply these in real-world health and biomedical settings.
This programme comprises of several modules: Big Data in Biomedicine and Health, Statistics and Modelling for Health Data, and Introduction to Health Informatics and Digital Health (all run in the first semester). In the second semester, students will take one compulsory core unit (Machine learning and AI) and will choose two of three optional units: Tutorials in Health Data Science, Stratified Medicine and Biomedical Data Analysis, and Reporting and Data Visualisation. Each of the of the modules will provide insight into the covered topics through the incorporation of examples, cases studies, and ideas that represent a range of experiences and perspectives. Modules will include a variety of different learning and teaching material formats.
The School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey is a vibrant and innovative school, offering a broad range of educational programmes in healthcare and health sciences; this programme is run in partnership with the School of Biosciences at the University of Surrey.
External examiners are required to review and evaluate assessment marking; be a member of the Board of Examiners and attend 1-2 meetings per year, (these are likely to remain online for the foreseeable future); comment and give advice on programme content, balance and structure; and to complete an annual report as part of the University of Surreys quality assurance mechanisms. The University requires external examiners to attend a minimum of one Board of Examiners meeting per year (virtually or otherwise).
Experience of external examining would be an advantage but is not essential, as for this programme we are particularly looking for expertise in health informatics, epidemiology, statistics, Artificial Intelligence, bioinformatics or data sciences education.
Informal enquiries and applications can be made to Professor Nophar Geifman, Programme Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will be able to provide additional information on module size, content and expectations. Interested applicants are requested to apply by submission of Curriculum Vitae and brief covering email.
Deadline for applications is August 31 2023, however applications are subject to early closure if significant application number is reached prior to closure date.