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Physician Associate Practice (Postgraduate) MSc

University of Central Lancashire

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UCAS CODE: BB90

Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course overview**- If you’re interested in supporting the healthcare team and working alongside doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients, analysing results and developing treatment and management plans then our MSc Physician Associate Practice course could open doors to a rewarding career.- On this rewarding course you’ll train to become a Physician Associate, a rapidly growing, in-demand role within the NHS with an attractive starting salary.- A Physician Associate is a medical professional who provides patient care under the supervision of a Consultant or General Practitioner, with a focus on diagnosis and management. Their daily activities include interviewing and examining patients, ordering tests and making decisions about patient management.- As part of this course you must be prepared to travel to clinical placements sites throughout Lancashire and Cumbria, with travel of up to 90 minutes both ways. Approximately 50% of the programme is spent on clinical placement across urban, rural, specialised hospital and general practice settings. During the rest of the programme you’ll be taught by University staff who are highly experienced in the clinical sector and include four trained Physician Associates.**Why study with us**- You’ll be taught in state-of-the-art facilities. Our clinical skills laboratories have a vast range of equipment to help you develop clinical skills in hospital and GP surgery environments.- You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the human body through our Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Centres (HARLCS). We also make use of fantastic teaching resources such as our Anatomage Table and diagnostic imaging equipment.- Over 50% of the course will be spent on clinical placements with our NHS clinical education partners across Lancashire and/or Cumbria. You will receive £2,500 per annum to support your travel to placements.**Further information**As the admission process is very competitive, we highly recommend that you are able to demonstrate prior healthcare experience. It shows your interest in this field and enables you to decide if a patient-facing role is for you before you embark on the programme.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : C

GCSEs: English and Maths at grade 4 / C or equivalent; Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree or equivalent in related subject such as life sciences or allied health professions; A postgraduate qualification at merit or distinction may be considered for admission in cases where the applicant’s first degree is lower than 2nd class award.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%

    33rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    28th

    7

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