External Examiner – MSc Pre-Hospital Critical Care/Retrieval and Transfer

Opening Date:
9 Apr 2019
Closing Date:
10 May 2019
Salary Range:

External Examiner for the MSc Prehospital Critical Care – Retrieval and Transfer pathway within the Advanced Professional Practice Programme. Students on the pathway will be predominantly Paramedics progressing to specialist and advanced levels of practice, as well as nurses and medics who are extending their CPD portfolio. The students will also share some of the core modules in research with other registered health and social care professionals, for example Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.

Consequently, the External Examiner would ideally have experience of prehospital critical care, experience of post-graduate educational provision, have a recordable teaching qualification and a current registration with the GMC or HCPC. Modules to be examined include a focus on prehospital critical care management, research interprofessional and distance learning.

The appointment will be for 4 years from August 2019, and the commitment required is as follows:

  • Currently three assessment panels a year (March, June, and November) and the submission of external examiner reports
  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend one assessment event per year if appropriate (for example, OSCE or oral presentation)
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out at least one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by video conference/Skype in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and at least one face to face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process

All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Please submit a CV to extexhhs@plymouth.ac.uk or for further information please contact the Pathway Lead Mr Peter Allum on 01752 586505 or peter.allum@plymouth.ac.uk