Masters | Postgraduate Course - Physician Associate Studies MSc Course Details within University of York

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Physician Associate Studies MSc

Study Details

MSc 2 years Full-time

***Please note that this programme is not currently available to overseas applicants. ***

The Physician Associate (PA) is a new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment as part of the medical team in hospital, general practice and community settings under defined levels of supervision.

Physician Associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They train to perform a number of roles including; taking medical histories and conducting physical examinations, developing comprehensive patient management plans, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and prescribing medications (subject to the necessary legislation).

Entry Requirements

All applicants must have at least a 2:1 in a relevant Biosciences Degree (for example, Biomedical, Biological or Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Sports Sciences), or be predicted to achieve this at the time of application. You must also have GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade B or above, or equivalent. Alternative entry qualifications may also be considered.

You will need to demonstrate a sufficient grounding in Chemistry either through your degree, or A-level to successfully engage with the pharmacological aspects of the programme.

You will also need to demonstrate your commitment to the role of a healthcare professional and have good communication skills.

If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/international/english/