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Physician Associate Studies PGDip

Physician Associate Studies PGDip

School of Medicine

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

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Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Two years full-time

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    January 2017

  • Award Type:

    PGDip

  • Status:

    Subject to approval

Why study this programme?

Physician associates are increasingly recognised by NE health authorities as playing a key role in the NHS of the future.

UCLan hopes to host a number of NHS HEE-NW 2-year PA training posts starting in January 2017. Some funding may be provided by Health Education England North West.

For further information please visit https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/physician_associate Jobs across the North West, in both acute and primary care, would come on line at the end of Year 2 of the programme and, as a qualified Physician Associate, applicants, having passed the national exam and having met all the required competences, would be made aware of and be eligible to apply for these posts. Prior to designing this course we have visited programmes in both the USA and UK in order to create a course of the highest standards. You will be taught in the medical school by senior clinicians and will share some of their classes with medical students.

If you have any further queries regarding the course, please email the Physician Associate email as below.

physician.associates@nw.hee.nhs.uk

 

Entry Requirements

Candidates will need to pass our application process detailed below.

We welcome those returning to education.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants – in order to qualify for NHS bursaries applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. Overseas applicants are not currently eligible for funding.

Health Screening:
Successful applicants will be required to comply with any health screening as requested by the Department of Health in line with current guidelines for health care workers. Screening will be undertaken by your NHS employer. Applicants with disabilities are welcomed, but may be screened by the employer to ascertain their fitness to undertake the role in a clinical setting.

Disclosure and Barring Service check required (Enhanced) via NHS employer.

Programme at a Glance

Year 1

  • Medical Skills and Patient Care
  • Integrated Clinical Sciences
  • Medical Therapeutics and Prescribing
  • Professional Placement (Physician Associate Studies) I

Year 2

  • Medicine through Clinical Practice
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Professional Placement (Physician Associate Studies) II

Postgraduate Advice Event

The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

Physician associates are increasingly recognised by NE health authorities as playing a key role in the NHS of the future.

UCLan will host a number of NHS HEE-NW 2-year PA salaried training posts starting in January 2017 Some funding may be provided by Health Education England North West. For further information please visit https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/physician_associate. Jobs across the North West, in both acute and primary care, will come on line at the end of Year 2 of the programme and, as a qualified Physician Associate, applicants, having passed the national exam and having met all the required competences, will be made aware of and be eligible to apply for these posts. Prior to designing this course we have visited programmes in both the USA and UK in order to create a course of the highest standards. You will be taught in the medical school by senior clinicians and will share some of their classes with medical students.

How to Apply

If you have any further queries regarding the programme, please email the Physician Associate email as below:

physician.associates@nw.hee.nhs.uk or for updates/further information please check the following website https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/physician_associate

UCLan Contacts:

Peter Driscoll on e-mail: PDriscoll@uclan.ac.uk Tel: 01772 895425

Jane Rutt-Howard - JRutt-Howard@uclan.ac.uk Tel: 01772 895557

Details of how to apply will be available in due course. However, applications will be shortlisted, with shortlisted candidates being invited to interview. The interview process will include multiple mini interviews (MMI), with representation from all involved universities, and the NHS. More information will be circulated to applicants along with their interview invitation.

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk



Disclaimer

Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: Non-standard fees apply to this course of £9,000 but NHS funding covers the full tuition (funding model to be confirmed). Students receive a salary during training.

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Home/EU fee
The cost of the course is £9,000 but NHS funding covers the full tuition. Students receive a salary during training.

International fee
N/A (Home and EU students only for 2015/16 entry due to NHS funding and visa restrictions).

Applications for this course are being made through NHS jobs. Look out for the Student Physician Associate North West post. The job advert will be active and details available in due course.

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

DBS Checks

This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.

Learning Environment and Assessment

You will be taught using our state-of-the-art medical school facilities and will also undertake a series of clinical placements with our clinical partners. You will work closely with patients both on campus and at all clinical placements.

Teaching will be delivered by senior clinical staff, in addition to experts in the field of medical science. The course will closely follow the requirements of the Physician Associate Competence and Curriculum framework laid out by the Royal College of Physicians Faculty of Physician Associates.

On completion of the course, students will be well prepared to take the national exam and successful completion of this will allow them to refer to themselves as a physician associate and apply to join the profession’s register.

Opportunities

You will spend considerable time working in clinical settings with one or more of our clinical partners in the Lancashire and Cumbria areas.

Physician Associate Career Information

For further information about the Physician Associate programme and a career as a Physician Associate please visit the Faculty of Physician Associates website.