This is our undergraduate Physician Associate training programme. We also have a postgraduate course.
The integrated Masters in Physician Associate Studies provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduates to become medical Physician Associate professionals, combining university study with practical work-based placements. 50% of the final two years of the programme is spent in clinical environments.
Physician Associates (PA) provide care to patients under the supervision of a Consultant or General Practitioner. Their role includes interviewing and examining patients, ordering tests and making decisions about patient management.
UCLan was the first university to offer undergraduate Physician Associate training in this growing area of undergraduate medical education. The programme will provide you with a solid foundation of scientific and clinical skills, and the opportunity to build on and use these through a variety of clinical placements in Lancashire and/or Cumbria. All of our course content is in line with the requirements of the Physician Associate Competence and Curriculum framework (2012) laid out by the Faculty of Physician Associates, Royal College of Physicians.
"The life of a student in UCLan’s Medical School is varied, fast-paced and exciting. We have the opportunity to use some brilliant facilities at UCLan, such as the Anatomage tables, where we learn all about the anatomy of the human body and get hands on in our classes. The clinical skills labs are a realistic environment to practise in, which further gives us the confidence to translate what we have learned into the working world, with medical equipment and the opportunity to hone our skills on human simulators."
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Entry requirements for those taking A Levels or international equivalent:
Entry Requirements for those on Foundation Programmes (from a foundation programme provider who works in partnership with SoM, UCLan)
A minimum of 65% possibly with some modules to be passed at 70%, following review of the individual programme content. E.g. UCLan BMedSci Foundation Year – overall 65% pass and must have 70% or above in XYC002 Body Systems
Entry requirements for those on Access to Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy programme (only)
128 points, including 15 level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits in a second science at Distinction
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
This course is based in the School of Medicine
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.