Taught course

Physician Associate

Institution
Plymouth University · Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

A recognised first degree (2:1 or above) in a life science, biomedical science, or healthcare subject; or current healthcare professionals educated to honours degree level (2:1 or above) Experience of working in a clinical setting for a minimum of 12 months is desirable. Alternatively experience of working in a setting with customer contact, and some clinical attachment experience in a hospital or general practice setting. Chemistry A Level is desirable.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you a life sciences graduate wanting the opportunity to train for a new healthcare role? As a physician associate you’ll work in the NHS under the supervision of doctors and alongside other healthcare professionals, delivering care to patients. Our programme will equip you to pursue a career in the NHS that’ll be both rewarding and challenging.

  • Sharpen your skills on this intensive programme which takes an inquiry-based learning approach
  • Benefit from early patient contact from the first weeks, continuing and increasing throughout the programme, ensuring that your personal, practical and professional development is patient-centred
  • Access highly-developed teaching resources
  • Advance your understanding with fully integrated clinical skill development and clinical placements throughout the programme
  • Spend some time learning with medical students and other healthcare professions.

Fees and funding

A recognised first degree (2:1 or above) in a life science, biomedical science, or healthcare subject; or current healthcare professionals educated to honours degree level (2:1 or above)

Experience of working in a clinical setting for a minimum of 12 months is desirable. Alternatively experience of working in a setting with customer contact, and some clinical attachment experience in a hospital or general practice setting.

Chemistry A Level is desirable.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1752 585858