Course Director Mental Health

Course Director Mental Health

Newcastle University

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Salary: £13,000.00 pro rata per annum

Closing Date: 10 August 2020

Accountable to the Board of Medical Studies, through the Office of the Director or Deputy Director of Medical Studies, to manage the delivery of the Mental Health elements of the MBBS curriculum, in particular, in years 3 and 5.
The Course Director’s role is to ensure the equality of teaching, learning and assessment for all MBBS students undertaking this clinical placement within the Regional Medical School.


Prospective applicants who wish to discuss the appointment informally should contact Dr Paul Paes, Director of Medical Studies on e-mail paul.paes@newcastle.ac.uk

For more information about the Faculty of Medical Sciences please visit: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences

For more information about the School of Medical Education please visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sme/

This is a part time post at 0.10 FTE

Key Accountabilities

Accountable to the Board of Medical Studies, through the Office of the Director or Deputy Director of Medical Studies, to manage the delivery of the Mental Health elements of the MBBS curriculum, in particular in years 3 and 5.
• The course director’s role is to ensure the equality of teaching, learning and assessment for all MBBS students undertaking this clinical placement within the Regional Medical School.
• To plan, organise and manage the Mental Health placements across all the Base Units to ensure it is fit for purpose and to ensure equivalence of student experience. This includes process and resource planning.
• To work effectively, and in partnership with the designated local rotation leads within the Base Units and Local Education Providers and including Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), to deliver the placement to the agreed learning outcomes.
• To be dedicated exclusively to the Newcastle MBBS programme
• To understand the whole curriculum, where Mental Health placements fit, and build on prior learning in the development of the placement.
• To act as a point of reference in respect of the placement for teachers, and where appropriate students, through the Base Unit Leads and Local Education Providers (LEPs).

• To contribute to the regular review of the examination question banks specifically in relation to the particular placement either in writing or at meetings, to ensure the learning outcomes for the placement are being appropriately assessed.
• To contribute to the clinical and professional assessment processes for the placement and the programme as a whole, including involvement in the standard setting process.
• To quality monitor and ensure standardisation and uniformity of in-course assessment for the placement across the Regional Medical School.
• To co-ordinate and quality monitor learning materials used within the course, including those uploaded to the virtual learning environment.
• To contribute to the review of content of shared learning materials, and placement documentation within the required timelines to ensure the students receive them in a timely manner.
• To actively contribute to the Annual Quality Monitoring Meetings, curriculum development meetings and other quality assurance meetings as appropriate.  To contribute to the agenda for Annual Quality Monitoring meetings to ensure the relevance of topics discussed.
• To engage with Base Unit leads and other Course Directors including colleagues in Primary Care, to ensure horizontal and vertical integration.
• To work with the Sub-Dean for Staff Development to ensure clinical teachers are appropriately trained for their role, both on-line and face to face

The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Knowledge of the MBBS curriculum and where the course fits into it.
• Knowledge of the relevant subject areas delivered in Years 1 and 2 (Essentials of Medical Practice) of the MBBS curriculum.
• Knowledge of NUMed and how the relevant courses are delivered and outcomes met.
• Understanding of curriculum development and assessment.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively and across organisations.
• Successful leadership experience.
• At least two years teaching/ assessment experience on the MBBS programme.
• Recognition of teaching and or leadership though membership or fellowship with HEA, AoMEd, FMLM or equivalent bodies.
• Evidence of successful leadership within medical education.

Attributes and Behaviour

• Ability to manage change.
• Ability to respond enthusiastically and postively to students.
• Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team.
• Sensitivity to the views of others.
• Enthusiasm for the task in hand.

Qualifications

• Be on the General Medical Council Specialist (any recognised speciality) or GP Register.
• A recognised teaching qualification (Course Directors will be expected to work towards this if not achieved by the time of appointment).

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

The School of Medical Education holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for women working in science, and the University holds an HR Excellence in Research award.
Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices. 

 

Job Details

School name Newcastle University
Job title Course Director Mental Health
Date posted 24/07/2020
Closing date 09/08/2020
Reference Number 5122