Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a life science, biomedical science, or healthcare subject; or current healthcare professionals educated to honours degree level (2:1 or above), with experience of working in a clinical setting for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Or, a 2:2 in a life science, biomedical science, or healthcare subject; or current healthcare professionals educated to honours degree level, with experience of working in a clinical setting for a minimum of 12 months.

Months of entry

September

Course content

With guaranteed two years Band 7 NHS employment upon completion of the Physician Associate National exam, subject to successful sponsorship interview, this course is ideal for life sciences graduates 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 healthcare professionals, delivering care to patients. You’ll be equipped for a career in the NHS that’ll be both rewarding and challenging.

  • Tuition fee sponsorship with guaranteed two years Band 7 NHS employment upon completion of the Physician Associate National exam subject to successful NHS Trust interview.
  • 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.

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