Taught course

Physician Associate Studies

Institution
University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine
Qualifications
MMedSciPGDip

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or higher in a life sciences degree (such as biochemistry, physiology or biomedical science) with BBB grades at A Level (or equivalent).

You should also have a keen interest in developing practical skills related to health and illness, and to working with the public in the health sector. Selection will be by application and interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Physicians Associates (PAs) are health professionals who see patients and address their health needs while working under the supervision of doctors. Qualified PAs have direct contact with patients in their assessment: taking histories, performing examination, making diagnoses and considering management plans, supported by the new Faculty of Physician Associates.

Students benefit from our world-class facilities and expertise. You will acquire a firm grounding in the knowledge and skills of generalist medical care to equip you to support doctors in ‘first contact’ health care, either in general practices or in hospitals. The course will be delivered in a systems-based, integrated way which places the patient at the centre.

The University is working closely with local Acute Trusts (hospitals) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (primary care) so that our graduates have the right qualities to

meet the needs of potential employers and the public as a whole. Students who have sat a postgraduate diploma course in PA studies will have the opportunity to convert their diploma to a masters with the dissertation component undertaken while working in a clinical environment. For more information please contact the course director.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
aume-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk