University of Birmingham
Physician Associate Studies
A PGDip in physician assistant/associate studies.
From the first semester, students have contact with patients as they are attached for 5 days of clinical experience to a General Practice in the West Midlands. The second year continues the problem-based learning approach and integrates mental health in community medicine, Reproductive and Child Health, Surgery, GP, Emergency Medicine A&E and Acute Admissions. Throughout the course, students receive teaching in a variety of forms; lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory work, and bedside demonstrations. Simulation is fundamental to this course, using simulated patients (who will teach students communication and examination skills, including gynaecological and urological examination) and, when appropriate, high tech simulation methodologies such as Harvey and SimMan. Simulation aims both to prepare students for the clinical world and to train you in a safe, non-threatening environment.
Students complete a research methods module (unless they have relevant previous research experience, in which they may be exempted) and then identify a research project in liaison with a Birmingham academic, probably from the core Physician Associate faculty. Students then be supervised through gathering data, analysis and write-up of a 10,000 word dissertation and hopefully its publication.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Variable||September 2016||GBP 1,980 per Whole course (EU)||4 months|
|MSc||Variable||September 2016||GBP 1,980 per Whole course (England)||4 months|
|MSc||Variable||September 2016||GBP 1,980 per Whole course (Northern Ireland)||4 months|
|MSc||Variable||September 2016||GBP 1,980 per Whole course (Scotland)||4 months|
|MSc||Variable||September 2016||GBP 1,980 per Whole course (Wales)||4 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|