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Physician Associate Studies

University of Wolverhampton

Postgraduate Diploma
24 months
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About

This Physician Associate Studies programme at University of Wolverhampton has been designed to enable you to develop the skills required to become a competent and confident Physician Associate (PA).

Overview

The Physician Associate Studies programme at University of Wolverhampton provides an opportunity for you to develop mastery in a range of core PA qualities for example; holistic assessment techniques and appropriate therapeutic interventions, with the ability to diagnose and or manage an agreed range of clinical problems.

The programme aims to develop you to be a flexible and adaptable practitioner, enabling you to engage in new ways of working in relation to health care priorities and to lead and develop practice to ensure high quality patient care delivery. 

Physician Associates are pivotal to the provision of optimal, higher level care delivery in current and future health arenas; to contribute to this agenda the programme has been designed to develop your core PA characteristics as a critical enquirer and a professional with confidence and competence to challenge, lead and innovate at different levels of care delivery, within a dynamic, inter-professional health care context. 

Career opportunities

Following graduation form the course you may be able to apply for an internship at one of the local, regional or national healthcare providers which are designed as a period of employment following qualification within which the Physician Associate receives a higher level than normal of supervision and clinical experience. 

It provides an opportunity to consolidate your learning from initial training and demonstrate its translation into competence in practice.

Physician Associates have been employed locally in the Midlands as follows:

Dudley Group of Hospitals Russells Hall Hospital

  • Emergency department, vascular Surgery.

George Eliot Hospital

  • Acute medical unit
  • General medicine

Sandwell and West Birmingham/ City Hospital

  • Emergency department

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Foundations of Clinical Practice for the Physician Associate
  • Foundations of Clinical Medicine
  • Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making for the Physician Associate
  • Personal and Professional Development of the Physician Associate
  • Applied Pharmacology for the Physician Associate
  • Health and Wellbeing across the lifespan 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSc (Hons) 2:1 in a Life Sciences Degree - we want our students to start the course with a good knowledge of biological processes, cell functions and cell interactions. 
  • Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for interview, the interview will be based on the values and beliefs that underpin the care we provide in the NHS. 
  • Successful candidates will be subsequently required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and Occupational Health requirements.  You will be expected to meet the costs associated with the DBS clearance process.  

Tuition Fee

Funding

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