University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Physician Associate Studies

**Why choose this course** This course will teach you the skills you need to make an impact on this new, exciting position within healthcare. It will enable you to develop the well-rounded knowledge and skills that modern practice demands and which potential employers search for. You will be taught by academics with international recognition for their expertise in medicine, who will inspire you with their wealth of knowledge and experience. **What you will study** With an emphasis on studying, developing your clinical skills and placement experience opportunities, our course provides a natural step up from a successful undergraduate degree in biosciences, life sciences or health sciences if you're keen to take on the challenge of becoming a qualified physician associate. This course will give you the skills you need to assess, diagnose and manage various medical problems as a self-assured, confident medical professional. Spending time with an experienced senior doctor, whether working under supervision or alongside your mentor, you will assist patients who present with numerous different conditions. By the time you complete the course, you will be able to provide medical care to a standard as defined by the National Examination for Physician Associates, allowing you to work in either primary or secondary care.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Anatomical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biomedicine, Human Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health), Operating Department Practice, Optometry, Paramedic Science, Pharmaceutical Science, or Physiology, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience. Other entry requirements Admission to this programme is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4 (2) (Exemptions) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC(88)9 guidelines regarding police checks and child protection. Offers are conditional upon satisfactory health and fitness for practice screening, references and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, or equivalent. Candidates must also meet national requirements to work with vulnerable adults and children. Admission is also subject to NHS eligibility for the programme. Proof of eligibility is normally required prior to interview. Applicants must be immunised against Hepatitis B before registering on the course. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 CASE BASED LIFE COURSE MEDICINE 2 - Core CASE BASED LIFE COURSE MEDICINE 3 - Core CASE BASED LIFE COURSE MEDICINE 4 - Core INTRODUCTION TO CASE BASED LIFE COURSE MEDICINE - Core Year 2 CLINICAL MEDICINE - EMERGENCY CARE AND SURGERY - Core CLINICAL MEDICINE - MOTHER AND CHILD, AND PSYCHIATRY - Core CLINICAL MEDICINE AND ELECTIVE - Core GENERAL PRACTICE AND CLINICAL MEDICINE - Core


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 24 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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