University of Aberdeen
Physician Associate Studies
2.1 or 1st Class Honours degree in a medical science or health related subject; higher (or A level) grade C or above in chemistry; standard (or O level) grades B or above in English and mathematics (experience in health care may contribute and compensate if the above requirements have not been fully met); a personal statement and 2 referees must be submitted with each application. 1 of these should provide an academic reference and the other should be able to comment on the student's suitability to enter a health caring profession. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.
Year 1: basic medical sciences; foundations of clinical method; foundations of clinical medicine; clinical method (intermediate); clinical placements A. Year 2: clinical placements B; national assessment.
Assessment is continuous ensuring that basic skills are mastered before moving on to more advanced topics. Since medicine is not simply a theoretical subject, teaching and learning covers knowledge, skills and attitudes and assessment must therefore do the same. A variety of assessment methods are used: written exams test factual knowledge, but can also test clinical reasoning/diagnostic skills and, to a lesser extent, attitudes. The format includes single best answer questions and extended matching questions; clinical exams test clinical skills which include history taking, communication skills and examination technique. Diagnostic skills, knowledge of disease management and a wide range of professional skills including ethics are also encompassed within clinical exams; summative assessments are degree exams, usually at the end of a year. These are the "official" assessments that determine whether a student is good enough to proceed to the next year of the course, or to graduate at the end of the course. Students normally have two opportunities to pass such assessments. Physician Associates must undergo a re-certification assessment, which is held at 6-yearly intervals. Successful completion of these six-yearly reassessments ensures PAs remain on the PAMVR.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (EU)||24 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England)||24 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (International)||24 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||24 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland)||24 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Foresterhill Health Centre||Aberdeen||AB25 2AY||Scotland|
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