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MSc/PG Dip Physician Associate Studies

Bournemouth University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Lansdowne Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This course is now full for September 2021 entry. You may still apply, but your application may be held on a waiting list (either prior to or following an interview). If your application is on a waiting list, we will inform you if a space becomes available by the end of June.

This is an intensive two-year clinical course open to applicants with a first-degree in a health or science related subject. This course prepares you to work as a Physician Associate (PA) in the NHS.

PAs are healthcare professionals who work to a medical model alongside doctors in hospitals or GP surgeries. This course will prepare you to take a medical history, examine patients, diagnose common problems, perform procedures, and recommend treatment.

The Department of Health is committed to increasing the number of PAs in the NHS, particularly in general practice. In Dorset, there is a real need for additional healthcare staff in all of the acute hospitals and in GP surgeries and it is expected that PAs will be part of the solution to this workforce shortage. Students will also achieve PGDip.

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PAs are healthcare professionals who work to a medical model alongside doctors in hospitals or GP surgeries. Their role includes examining patients, diagnosing common problems, performing procedures, and recommending treatment.

The Department of Health is committed to increasing the number of PAs in the NHS, particularly in general practice. In Dorset, there is a need for additional healthcare staff in acute hospitals and GP surgeries and it is expected that PAs will be part of the solution to this workforce shortage, so employment is highly likely after graduating. A typical starting salary for PAs is over £30,000.

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Bournemouth University

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    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

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