Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Physician Associate

University of Chester · Institute of Medicine

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 in biomedical science, biology, biochemistry, nursing, physiotherapy, or equivalent first degree and/or an appropriate professional qualification, and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills Applicants are advised to gain practical experience in the healthcare arena – such as care homes or hospital wards. Your personal statement will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the profession and to reflect on how your knowledge and experience make you the ideal candidate for this course.

Months of entry


Course content

The Physician Associate is a healthcare professional who is an important member of the modern medical team in a variety of environments - including acute care in hospital practice, general practice and community health centres.

Physician Associates are involved in diagnosis and management of a well-defined set of conditions, working under the supervision of a doctor or surgeon.

This is a two-year intensive course in which students work 46 weeks a year. If you have the aptitude and drive to positively impact on patient care, then Physician Associate may be the profession for you.

Course structure

The course is modular and includes:

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Medical Science
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Clinical Skills
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Research Dissertation

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000
+44 (0)1244 513111