University of Aberdeen
Physician Associate Studies
This course helps address healthcare provision as the needs and demands of the population change; the course is fast-paced and demanding and focuses on developing the necessary clinical skills and medical knowledge to be able to enter clinical practice; it involves 2 years intensive training alongside medical students and other healthcare professionals; the course combines the theoretical and scientific basis of medicine with clinical experience.
1st Class or Upper 2nd Honours degree in a medical science or health related subject; students must also have 1 Higher (or A-level) at grade C or above in chemistry in addition to 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.
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.
Assessments are carried out throughout the course to ensure that students are achieving their learning objectives; a variety of methods is used including written and practical examinations together with workplace-based assessments; after completion of the University of Aberdeen assessments all students must then take the national qualifying examination which is the same format and standard as the University of Aberdeen�s assessments for their name to be on the voluntary managed register of UKAPA and then practice as a PA.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 9,200 per Whole course (home fees)||24 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 9,200 per Whole course (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Foresterhill Health Centre||Aberdeen||AB25 2AY||Scotland|