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Physician Associate Studies (Postgraduate MSc) MSc

University of Manchester

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UCAS CODE: A300

Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB-23

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Please note that this course only offers a February start date. This course is now closed for February 2022 entry and only accepting applications for February 2023.**Physician associates first joined the NHS workforce over ten years ago and are now employed throughout the UK in increasing numbers. Physician associates are permanent members of the medical team, responsible for performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and recommending therapy. The role of physician associates is increasingly important within the healthcare workforce and individuals with this qualification are in demand. Our PGDip/MSc in Physician Associate Studies aims to develop the skills required to become an effective practitioner through a combination of teaching and practical placements. You will be trained according to the medical model and will work in collaboration with doctors and other healthcare professionals to diagnose and manage a wide range of common and complex diseases. Students registered for the Masters programme will also undertake a clinically relevant research project in their second year of study.A range of benefits are provided by the University to support your career development:- You may be eligible to receive some financial support during the course;- Year 2 provides you with an elective period and the opportunity to develop your skills through working abroad;- Develop your skills with the help of our excellent tutors and state-of-the-art clinical teaching facilities;- Integrated training in prescribing safety (in anticipation of prescribing rights for physician associates) and communication skills is provided;- The University will provide iPads with access to a range of online resources, which are essential during placements;- At the end of the course, our 'preparation for practice' placement allows you to specialise in a specialty of your choice.

Application deadline

26 January

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

All applicants should hold GCSE qualifications in Maths and English at grade B or equivalent. Applicants with equivalent or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 35 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 76%

    14th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    12th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    27th

    8

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