Taught course

Physician Associate Studies

Institution
University of Hull · Faculty of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You must have at least a 2:1 in a relevant Biosciences Degree (for example, Biomedical, Biological or Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Sports Sciences, Pharmacology), or be predicted to achieve this at the time of application. Applicants must have GCSE Mathematics at Grade C and English at Grade B, or equivalent. Alternative entry qualifications may also be considered.

You will need to demonstrate a sufficient grounding in Chemistry either through your degree, or A-levels to successfully engage with the pharmacological aspects of the programme. If you are unsure whether you meet this criterion, please upload your degree transcript when you submit your application which will then be reviewed by the Programme Director.

You will also need to demonstrate your commitment to the role of a healthcare professional and have excellent communication skills. Evidence of work experience in a clinical or healthcare setting (e.g. healthcare assistant or care home) is desirable but not essential.

All applicants whose first language is not English will need to have evidence of their proficiency, with an IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in every component, obtained within the last two years.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc in Physician Associate Studies is a two year, intensive professional Masters programme, developed to meet the requirements of the National Competence and Curriculum Framework for Physician Associates.

Taught by practising clinicians and healthcare professionals, you will be trained to diagnose and treat according to the medical model – similarly to medics and allied health professionals – so you will be well prepared to compliment general practice but also work independently with appropriate support.

Your learning is centred around problem based learning led by expert clinicians. This is supplemented by clinical skills, where you will hone your communication and physical examination skills, and procedural skills at our hospital sites.

You will be completely immersed in medicine and be exposed to patients very early in your programme in a diverse variety of placements – starting in week 3 of the course. These placements compliment your learning at the new £28million health campus at the University of Hull, and teaching facilities within our teaching hospital sites.

In your second year, you will also undertake a quality/service improvement project. Experience of carrying out this type of project is highly sought after in the NHS. Your project provides you with the opportunity to apply the research and critical appraisal skills you have developed throughout your course to recommend approaches to improve quality within a healthcare setting.

On successful completion of this programme you will be eligible to sit the National Licensing Examination, administered by the Faculty of Physician Associates, in order to gain entry into the profession and begin practice. The national exam costs are not included in the MSc course fees.

Information for international students

All applicants whose first language is not English will need to have evidence of their proficiency, with an IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in every component, obtained within the last two years.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£22,720

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtadmissions@hyms.ac.uk
Phone
01904 321690