As a Physician Associate, you’ll fill an important clinical role. You’ll be able to take a patient’s history, perform physical examinations and request and interpret diagnostic test results. You’ll be able to diagnose illnesses; develop treatment and management plans; perform therapeutic procedures; and undertake patient education, counselling and health promotion. From year one you’ll undertake integrated primary care placements in GP surgeries. In year two you’ll be on placement for the entire year as well as producing a Quality Improvement Plan for the NHS.
The Physician Associate course at Anglia Ruskin University will help you develop a range of skills relating to the cardiovascular, respiratory and gastro-intestinal systems; the eyes, ears, nose and throat; the skin; and the renal, genitourinary, male and female reproductive systems. You’ll learn to become a caring, capable, knowledgeable and research-aware Physician Associate, with high-level clinical and communication skills.
The UK Physician Associate scheme builds on 60 years’ proven success of a similar system in the USA. Physician Associates fill an emerging and increasingly important role in the UK, not least because they help to mitigate the UK shortfall in medics as well as contributing to the general efficiency of improving health care delivery for all NHS patients.
There are increasing opportunities for employment in the NHS primary and acute healthcare service sector across the East of England. Graduate Physician Associates are frequently appointed to roles in general practice, cardiology, neurosurgery and other specialties.
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- Medical Practice & Patient Care
- Policy, Practice & Governance
- Primary Care Practice
- Quality Improvement in the NHS
- Medical Practice in Primary & Secondary Care
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- A first degree in life sciences (such as human biology, biochemistry, medical science or allied health degree) with at least a 2:1 classification or an equivalent qualification.
- Health experience in a clinical setting is preferred.
- An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will also be required.
- A satisfactory Occupational Health clearance will also be required.
EU/EEA10200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.