Physician Associate Studies
Candidates should be of the required academic standard and be able to satisfy one of the following conditions: have been awarded an initial degree (2.1 or higher) by a recognised Higher Education Institution in medically-related life science subjects (see widening access section if you are interested but do not have a degree in these areas). Examples include: Medical Sciences; Biomedical Sciences or have a 2:2 in a life science degree with a higher degree in a relevant subject e.g. MSc Clinical Sciences be in possession of a non-graduate qualification that the University has deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission. International students must also have IELTS of 7.0 or above, with no individual score lower than 6.5.
Students will be interviewed prior to acceptance.
Widening Access: Applications are invited from all individuals with a strong interest in primary or secondary care. Applicants with a Higher Education degree outside the Life Sciences are expected to complete the Certificate in Medical Sciences (year 1 of the BMedSci B100 course) or Diploma in Medical Sciences (years 1 + 2 of the BMedSci B100 course) subject to their requirements. Having successfully completed this top-up qualification, graduates are eligible to apply for a place on the PG Physician Associate program. Risk assessments for disabled persons will be conducted on a case-by-case basis.
The programme aims to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, principles and technologies used in clinical practice in the following areas:
cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, musculoskeletal system, eyes, female reproductive system, renal and genitourinary system, skin diagnostics and therapeutics, neurology.
Teaching occurs via lectures, clinical placements, practical classes and group work including case-centred discussions often delivered by academic clinicians who hold joint University and Health board contracts. Students benefit from a high number of contact hours that includes utilisation of our state-of-the art teaching laboratories and simulation suite at the hospital. Academic assessment includes placement reports, observed clinical skills, MCQ and written exams.
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