External Examiner – Professional Health Studies (Palliative and Cancer Care)

Opening Date:
3 Nov 2020
Closing Date:
20 Nov 2020
Salary Range:

The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to appoint a subject external examiner to a range of modules within our Health Studies suite of programmes. The remit involves assessment of modules relating to:

  • NURS09179 Supporting People Facing Loss
  • NURS09205 An Introduction to Palliative Care
  • NURS09207 Essentials of Cancer Care
  • NURS09208 Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Administration
  • NURS09220 The Principles of Haematology
  • NURS11036 Psychosocial Concerns

External examiner responsibilities include moderation of assessments, completion of an annual monitoring report and attendance at student assessment boards where student marks are ratified. A schedule of subject panels per academic session will be made available and external examiners would be expected to attend one per academic year. The School uses an electronic marking system associated with the originality checking programme Turnitin, called Grademark. External examiners are required to make use of the system during the external moderation process (this being accessible through Moodle Virtual Learning Environment).

Experienced and new external examiners will be considered provided the applicant has the relevant professional qualification(s) and experience. Relevant professional experience in the fields of health and social care with a focus on palliative and cancer care and a valid teaching qualification are essential requirements for this post.

The appointment will be with effect from appointment to 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

Full details of the programmes and modules will be provided to appointees and an online induction will be provided by the University following appointment. Further information about UWS policy for external examiners is available at https://connect.uws.ac.uk/education/SitePages/ExtExam.aspx

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