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Physician Associate, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The Physician Associate course at Anglia Ruskin University will train you in a wide range of clinical skills vital to the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients in primary and secondary care. Physician Associates are in demand because of a shortfall in the number of doctors. 

About

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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Practice & Patient Care 
  • Policy, Practice & Governance
  • Primary Care Practice
  • Quality Improvement in the NHS
  • Medical Practice in Primary & Secondary Care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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