Urgent External Expert for BSc Physiotherapy and MPhysio

Opening Date:
18 Dec 2023
Closing Date:
12 Jan 2024
Salary Range:

We are seeking to appoint an External Expert for an upcoming reapproval of event at the University of Bradford. The School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery have existing BSc Physiotherapy and MPhysio (Sport and Exercise Medicine) programmes which is currently undergoing a curriculum review and redevelopment process. The revised curriculum will be presented for approval at an internal University approval event in February 2024. The School will be applying for reaccreditation of the programme from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists at the joint event.

The BSc Paramedic Science programme has been redesigned in collaboration with student and stakeholder groups and has been designed to align with the professional body requirements and the University’s Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Strategy. The offer is for a 3 year, full time BSc and a 4 year integrated Masters.

As an External Expert you will be invited to review programme documentation and submit a written report, attendance at the online meeting is not required. The successful candidate will be sent the documentation once their appointment has been confirmed and will have a 2-week period to review the documentation and complete a written report.

The successful applicant will have experience designing and delivering undergraduate paramedic curriculum and will be familiar with both the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency and Standards for Education and Training and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists guidance for the development of pre-registration programmes. They should have teaching experience of undergraduate and postgraduate level and have experience of quality assurance within the Higher Education sector in the UK.

Experts external to the University bring their professional expertise and insight to activities such as programme review, modification and approval. They are a valuable asset to the University in assuring that the programmes it delivers are academically coherent, current in terms of the most recent academic, professional and industrial developments and relevant to the needs of employers.

An overview of the role of External Experts can be found on the Learning Quality and Teaching Excellence webpages with a detailed role description.

For further information please contact Laura Baxter: l.baxter1@bradford.ac.uk

Due to the urgency in appointing an external expert the closing date for expressions of interest, with CV should be made by Friday 12th January 2024. Applicants will be considered on a first come first served basis due to the time constraints.