External Examiner – MSc/PGCert Human Factors for Patient Safety

Opening Date:
22 May 2020
Closing Date:
21 Jun 2020
Salary Range:

Staffordshire University School of Health and Social Care is seeking to appoint an External Examiner to ensure appropriate quality standards are achieved within the recently approved Postgraduate Human Factors for Patient Safety from September 2020. MSc Human Factors for Patient Safety part-time via Blended or Distance Learning, with the option to enrol specifically for a PgCert Human Factors for Patient Safety (the PgCert is a CIEHF approved course and it is expected that the MSc will receive approval 2021). The MSc consists of six, 20 credit taught modules (3 per year for 2 years) followed by a Project Based Change or Master Dissertation during the third year. The course is assessed via course work, no exams, with one summative assessment for four modules and two summative assessments for two modules.

The above appointments will be for a period of 4 years.

Criteria for the appointment of external examiners can be found paragraphs 6.8 to 6.12 of the University’s External Examiner Policy and Procedure. Whilst previous external examining experience would be an advantage, the University supports suitably qualified individuals wishing to secure their first post as an external examiner. First-time examiners will be allocated a mentor at the time of appointment.

Further information on the external examining at Staffordshire University can be found at: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/support_depts/adu/qes/external_examiners/index.jsp.

To apply for any of the above vacancies, please send your expression of interest and a CV to susan.whalley-lloyd@staffs.ac.uk

In accordance with the requirements of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, Staffordshire University is required to ascertain an external examiner’s right to work in the UK. To meet our obligations under the Act, the University is required to carry out these checks in the examiner’s presence (either physically or virtually) prior to any work being undertaken.