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On behalf of Susan English, Director of Education Management
Academic Leadership Positions – Three Course Leader roles – First Responder (BLS), Reproduction, Development and Aging, and Genetics

Dear colleagues

I am writing to inform you of three Course Leader vacancies for which we are inviting applications.  These are new roles and the successful applicants will be responsible for providing the academic leadership for the relevant course. S/he will ensure that the course is current and valid, and that the design, content and delivery of the curriculum meet the overall aims of the year; also that the assessment is of high quality and aligns to the stated learning outcomes. This will involve working with course teachers to ensure high quality teaching.  The time commitment for these roles is not onerous, and this is an opportunity for clinicians and scientists with an interest in education to take on a leadership role and contribute to the exciting improvements we are making.

Course Leader – First Responder – Years 1-3

The First Responder, Basic Life Support Course will consist of 3 practical sessions across the first 3 years of the MBBS course within the Foundations of Clinical Practice Theme; these sessions have been trialled in all 3 years. 
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong interest in teaching and practical experience of Basic Life Support to contribute to the training of our students in this important area.

Course Leader - Reproduction, Development and Ageing

The Reproduction, Development and Ageing Course currently consists of 13 lectures and 6 hours of directed discussions, and comprises one of the 8 integrated courses within the Life Cycle & Regulatory Systems Theme taught in the Spring Term of Year 2. The content of RDA course differs from many other early year courses because it is integrated across specialities. With an emphasis on primary care and community based medicine this course provides a powerful link for students moving to their clinical attachments in Year 3.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in teaching to become engaged in curriculum development and course design for the School of Medicine, working in a multidisciplinary environment.

Course Leader – Genetics – Year 1

The Genetics Course currently consists of 7 lectures and a computer-based practical, and comprises one of the 8 integrated courses within the Molecules, Cells and Disease Theme taught in the Autumn Term of Year 1. Genetics and genetic techniques are becoming increasingly important in modern medicine, and this course aims to provide a solid foundation for students to build on.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in teaching to become engaged in curriculum development and course design for the School of Medicine, working in a multidisciplinary environment.

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Professor Mary Morrell, Head of Years 1 and 2:

Applications should take the form of a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience you would bring to the relevant role and should be sent to me by email ( by 12 noon on Monday 25th July. 

Kind regards

Susan English

Director of Education Management


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