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Physician Associate Studies MSc

De Montfort University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

Physician associates perform an integral and skilled role in healthcare, supporting medical supervisors in performing physical examinations, formulating differential diagnoses, interpreting diagnostic tests, and recommending treatment plans.

Designed and delivered in collaboration with practitioners from local healthcare providers, this course will equip you with the experience and expertise required to practice as a physician associate. You will develop transferable skills that are invaluable in both the healthcare sector and across industries.

We deliver teaching through tutor-led sessions and clinical placements, reinforcing your knowledge through self-directed study. We will develop your ability to work as part of a multi-professional team and provide contemporary and informed insight thanks to input and guidance from experienced clinical colleagues.

During the course you will cover a range of modules, gaining comprehensive understanding of clinical human anatomy and physiology, diseases and health conditions associated with major organ systems, an in-depth view of community health, and key clinical and professional skills such as history taking, physical examination and ethics. You will also complete an independent supervised practice-related project.

Key features

  • This programme is designed and delivered by dedicated academic staff and healthcare professionals who have a wealth of knowledge in the field.
  • Benefit from mandatory placements in general practice, community and acute hospital settings to equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career as a physician associate
  • Purpose-built clinical skills areas will allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment
  • Improve your critical thinking skills and your ability to design, execute and present findings of practice-based research
  • Study a range of modules including; Anatomy and Physiology, Community Health, General Medicine and Speciality Medicine
  • There is currently a high demand for physician associates in the East Midlands NHS workforce.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching typically includes lectures, group seminars, practical skills sessions and workshops. You are encouraged to become an independent and proactive learner, and we will recommend reading and electronic resources for independent study to help develop the breadth and depth of your knowledge.

The majority of your studies will take place at the university but we also incorporate hospital and community-based learning experiences on your placement activities.

Learning activities are designed to help you develop your teamwork, presentation and problem-solving skills, plus more traditional academic skills such as synthesis, evaluation and application. We also help you to develop your skills and understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice.

You will benefit from the support of a personal academic tutor, who you are encouraged to meet with regularly. We also offer a range of additional support services to help you develop the skills required for MSc level study.

Assessments include a variety of forms, including written and practical exams, case study reports and presentations. You will also be expected to undertake formative assessment, such as self-reflection and peer-review of fellow students. Bespoke guidance materials are provided for all forms of assessment on the course.

Graduate careers

This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career as a Physician Associate.

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    101st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

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