Description

Physician associates are a new type of healthcare professional, who – while not doctors – work to the medical model. As a physician associate, you’ll have the attitudes, skills and knowledge to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and general practice team, under supervision.

This MSc Physician Associate Studies degree course is the perfect next step to take a relevant undergraduate degree further, and work towards becoming a physician associate. You’ll get the skills and knowledge to become a confident medical professional, working and learning under the guidance of experienced staff and assisting patients in real healthcare settings.

While fairly new in the UK, the number of physician associates is increasing and the Government wants to have 1,000 physician associates working in general practice by 2020. When you finish the course, you’ll be in a strong position to work in this important role.

Study Details:

MSc 2 years full-time

Module Details:

The structure of this programme reflects the requirements of the Faculty of Physician Associates Competence and Curriculum framework. Your time will be split between practice and simulation-based learning and academic learning.

Practice-based learning includes placements in environments including community medicine, general hospital medicine, front door medicine, mental health, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, and paediatrics.

Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits. In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 90 credits.

Fees

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students Full time: £10,200 a year (may be subject to annual increase)

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.

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