Physician Associate Practice
If you’re interested in supporting the healthcare team and working alongside doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients, analysing results and developing treatment and management plans then our MSc Physician Associate Practice course could open doors to a rewarding career.
Why study with us
- You’ll be taught in state-of-the-art facilities. Our clinical skills laboratories have a vast range of equipment to help you develop clinical skills in hospital and GP surgery environments.
- You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the human body through our Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Centres (HARLCS). We also make use of fantastic teaching resources such as our Anatomage Table and diagnostic imaging equipment.
- Over 50% of the course will be spent on clinical placements with our NHS clinical education partners across Lancashire and/or Cumbria. You will receive £2,500 per annum to support your travel to placements.
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Tim Smith - School of Medicine Academic Lead at our Westlakes Campus
What you'll do
- You’ll be taught in small groups offering unrivalled student support and direct contact hours with staff. You will be timetabled to have over 25 hours per week of direct, interactive teaching.
- You’ll have the opportunity to learn from our Physician Associate graduates who regularly attend sessions to share their experiences of working in a professional healthcare environment.
- You’ll be exposed to variety of patients and medical conditions during placements in both urban and rural NHS hospitals and GP practices.
Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus, with some online teaching where we have learnt it works best.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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- The centre is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, a professional membership organisation and registered charity which exists to advance patient care. The Royal College of Surgeons of England, registered charity number 212808.
On completion of the course, you’ll be well prepared to take the National Exam. After completing this successfully you’ll be able to become a Physician Associate and apply to join the profession’s voluntary register, which the General Medical Council (GMC) will soon be assuming responsibility for.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Medicine located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
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