Taught course

Physician Associate Practice

University of Central Lancashire · School of Medicine

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Entry requirements

This programme is open to candidates with a first degree, minimum 2:2, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline.

Suitable first degrees include (but are not limited to) the life sciences (biomedical science, biochemistry, physiology and healthcare science), sports science or allied health professions who hold a first degree (pharmacy, audiology, nursing, physiotherapy, radiotherapists, Advanced Paramedics, ODPs) as examples. A postgraduate qualification (at merit or distinction) may be considered for admission in cases where the applicant’s first degree is lower than 2nd class award.

Successful applicants will need to meet the academic qualifications above, an application process and be successful at interview; meeting the requirements of both the university and the health sector. This will include demonstrating the NHS’s required values and behaviours a satisfactory DBS disclosure and occupational health check.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Train to be a Physician Associate, a rapidly growing, in-demand role within the NHS with a rewarding starting salary. If you’re interested in supporting and working alongside doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients, analysing results and developing treatment and management plans then this could be a rewarding career for you.

A Physician Associate is a medical professional providing patient care under the supervision of a Consultant or General Practitioner. Their main focus is diagnosis and management. Consequently, their daily activities include interviewing and examining patients, ordering tests and making decisions about patient management. This postgraduate programme is taught at either our Preston city campus commencing September each year from 2020, or our Westlakes Campus near the Lake District, commencing February 2020 each year.

Approx. 50% of the programme is spent on clinical placement across a full spectrum of opportunities: urban, rural, specialised hospital and general practice. The geographical locations of UCLan campuses provide students with a rare opportunity to experience such a wide range clinical disciplines.

In the university setting we teach 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 by faculty highly experienced in the clinical sector.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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