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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Glenside

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Introduction

This innovative, intensive course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a highly competent physician associate.

Why study this course?

The role of Physician Associate is flexible and dynamic, allowing you to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

Physician Associates are an invaluable part of the medical and wider multi-professional healthcare team, and practice under the supervision of a doctor to provide care for patients.

This MSc Physician Associate Studies course has been developed in line with professional standards underwritten by the Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians. It will equip you with the broad range of clinical skills, knowledge and professional attitudes required to practice in the medical field.

You will develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills and learn how to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, request and analyse test results, diagnose illnesses and develop treatment and management plans.

Integral to the course are extensive clinical placement opportunities, giving you the chance to gain experience across a range of settings.

Why UWE Bristol?

Train at a specialist healthcare campus which will provide you with the unique opportunity to train alongside other healthcare professionals, with access to state-of-the-art simulation suites, replica wards and consultation rooms, where skills can be practiced in a realistic yet controlled clinical environment.

Be taught by a dedicated teaching team, made up of professional experts from a range of disciplines, and led by a UK trained and registered Physician Associate.

Where can it take me?

Physician Associates are versatile medically aligned healthcare professionals, and there is a growing demand for Physician Associates across the UK. Your skills as a generalist will be sought-after across a variety of settings and specialties.

After qualifying as a Physician Associate, you will practice as a Band 7 (or equivalent) in your chosen area of employment.

With further training and experience, you may choose to specialise or continue to work in a generalist field, or undertake roles in management, research or teaching.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

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