External Examiner – Undergraduate module, Introduction to Health Psychology

Opening Date:
12 Oct 2021
Closing Date:
15 Nov 2021
Salary Range:

The School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex is seeking to appoint an experience and suitably qualified External Examiner for our Introduction to Health Psychology Module. External Examiners are part of University quality assurance processes and provide an impartial, independent view of the course to ensure that it meets the academic standards and quality expected across the sector.

Students are offered the opportunity to develop knowledge and critical understanding of psychology applied to health/illness.

Enrolment rarely exceeds 15 (taught together but assessed separately).

Taught each spring term (19th January 2022 – 23rd March 2022).

15 credit option module available to health related undergraduate programmes of study at the University of Essex (enrolment for assessment at level 5 or 6).

Coursework 100% of assessment (40 pass mark)

Level 5 enrolment upload one x 2500-word essay
Level 6 enrolment upload one x 3000-word essay

Deadline 28th April 2022 based on choice of question:

  • Identify the strengths/weaknesses of Gate Control Theory of pain (Melzack & Wall, 1965) by critically considering what it reveals about pain and how pain is managed (you could focus on one pain-related)
  • Identify the strengths/weaknesses of Transactional Theory of stress and coping (Lazarus & Folkman, 1987) by critically considering what it reveals about stress and how stress is managed (you could focus on one stress-related condition)

Additional information available on request.

To be eligible you should not:

  • be a current External Examiner within the University of Essex
  • have been employed at the University of Essex within the previous five years

The appointment will be for four years from January 2022.

Information on the external examining role at the University of Essex is available via the following link.

For informal inquires please contact Jennie Todd, Module Lead – jtodd@essex.ac.uk

Please email applications, including a C.V. to hsc_examboards@essex.ac.uk for the attention of Becky Hindle, Assessment Officer, School of Health & Social Care, University of Essex by 15 November 2021.