The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, at Northumbria University, are seeking to appoint an external examiner for our Pre-registration Midwifery Programmes (module allocations will be across the BSc (Hons), PgDip, & PMA programmes). Modules are allocated between two external examiners.
An innovative new curriculum was implemented from September 2017 based on Mary Renfrew’s, Framework for Quality Maternal and Newborn Care. This has resulted in novel approaches to teaching and assessment strategies; including a continued strong inter-professional learning theme.
We link with four NHS Trusts across a wide geographical area, which the External Examiner visits on an annual rotating basis, to meet senior staff, mentors and students in practice.
We are looking for someone with:
- Relevant academic and/or professional qualifications to at least the level of the qualification being externally examined
- Previous experience as an external examiner is strongly preferred
- Familiarity with the standard expected of students to achieve the award that is to be examined.
- Sufficient standing, credibility and breadth of experience within the subject to be able to command the respect of academic peers
You will be required to view a selection of scripts/videos for designated modules and complete a module external examiner report for each set of assignments reviewed. The majority of assessments can be reviewed remotely via our electronic learning platform. The Exam board will meet once a year, an annual report is required.
The appointment will take effect from August 2019 for a four-year tenure.
If you are interested in applying for this role (or to request further information), please send a formal expression of interest letter and accompanying detailed CV to Vivien Perry, Programme Lead.