The University of Nottingham is a community of students and staff dedicated to bringing out the best in all of its members.
The University are seeking to appoint an External Examiner from September 2014. The role of the External Examiner will be to oversee the MSc programmes in the Physiotherapy Division, School of Health Sciences. The course will attract both UK and International students and is open to all therapist and related health care professions.
The University regards External Examiners as a key element of its system of quality assurance and enhancement. The principal responsibilities include providing informative comment and recommendations upon whether or not the University is retaining its academic standards, comparing student performance with that of students on similar types of programmes at UK Higher Education Institutions and assisting in ensuring the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the programme.
The programmes are diverse, but include a core 30 credit research module and two pathway specific 30 credit modules. These can be followed by a 30 credit option module and a dissertation to obtain the full MSc. Course information can be accessed from the University website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/courses/nursing-midwifery-and-physiotherapy/physiotherapy-msc.aspx
The various pathways include a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice, physiotherapy theory, research and specialist interests.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified academic staff with experience of managing and assessing students on similar programmes. External examiner experience would be an advantage, but is not essential. If you are interested in contributing to this exciting programme please forward a letter of interest and a CV to Marjan Blackburn, Course Director MSc Programmes at firstname.lastname@example.org