The Division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University is seeking an External Examiner with previous experience of multi-disciplinary and collaborative international post-graduate programmes commencing in December 2017 for the MSc Person-centred Practice Framework and MSc Nursing (Singapore). The aim of programme is to enable practitioners working in a variety of contexts to develop critical understandings of different sources of knowledge and of research evidence that contribute to the health and well-being of persons, groups and populations, in a way that is consistent with the values of person-centredness.
The External Examining system has three main purposes:
• Verifying that threshold standards are maintained for the award or part thereof for which the External Examiner takes responsibility;
• Ensuring that the assessment process is sound and fairly operated in the marking, grading and classification of student performance in line with the institution’s published policies and regulations;
• Assisting Queen Margaret University in the comparison of academic standards and student achievement with those of other UK institutions with which the Examiner is familiar.
You should have the appropriate expertise and experience to be able to undertake a role in the assurance of academic standards in Higher Education and specifically in Health and Social Care Education.
The appointee will play an important role in providing oversight and quality assurance in relation to the modules contained within the Masters framework and its international collaboration equivalents. You will also be required to produce an annual report and attend Board of Examiners at QMU and in Singapore annually.