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Physician Associate Studies MSc

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    MSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-23

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Evaluate different concepts and evidence for the diagnosis and care of patients.
  • Understand ethical and professional frameworks — ensuring safe, competent practice.
  • Learn by doing on clinical placements.
  • Perform real clinical procedures, using specialist knowledge and techniques.

Physician associates provide vital support to doctors — diagnosing and managing patients, and improving care access. On this course, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need for the role, as set out by the Faculty of Physician Associates. When you graduate, you’ll have industry experience and life-long academic skills for this rewarding career — and be ready to take the National exam.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course blends theory and practice — preparing you for industry.

You’ll take six taught modules based around the medical knowledge and skills you need to pass the National Physician Associate examinations. These examinations are compulsory for qualification as a physician associate.

Your studies will then be applied to the real world of medicine, where you’ll do everything from history taking and patient examination to management planning. You’ll work in real primary and secondary care settings, over the course of 1600 hours.

You learn through

  • case-based discussion
  • problem-based learning
  • peer-directed learning
  • clinical placement

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • qualified physician associate. You will be required to successfully complete the National exams after successful completion of the course.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • a number of primary Trusts within Sheffield and the local surrounding areas
  • secondary Trusts within South Yorkshire and nationally

Application deadline

26 January

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UCAS Points :

An honours degree recognised in the UK at 2.1 or above in a science related subject.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

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