Physician Associate Studies, M.Sc. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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About

This MSc Physician Associate Studies Master's degree course from the University of Portsmouth is the perfect next step to take a relevant undergraduate degree further, and work towards becoming a Physician Associate. 

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Overview

Overview

Physician Associates are a recent and innovative addition to the medical team. As a Physician Associate, you'll have the attitudes, skills and knowledge to assess and examine patients, initiate and interpret investigations and then recommend an appropriate management plan. 

The Physician Associate works across a range of medical, surgical and mental health specialties, as well as in general practice (primary care) and hospitals (secondary care). You'll be part of the wider clinical team, under supervision of a General Practitioner or consultant.

This MSc Physician Associate Studies Master's degree course is the perfect next step to take a relevant undergraduate degree further, and work towards becoming a Physician Associate. 

You'll gain the clinical skills and knowledge to become a confident medical professional, working and learning under the guidance of experienced colleagues while assisting patients across a range of healthcare settings.

The number of Physician Associates employed in the UK is increasing and the Government has ambitions to increase recruitment into both general practice and secondary care. When you finish the course, you'll have gained experience in a variety of settings and will be well prepared to successfully undertake the national exams.

Course Highlights 

  • Be trained to take medical histories, perform appropriate clinical examinations, make diagnoses, analyse results and devise management plans
  • Work with simulated patients in our extensive simulation and clinical training facilities
  • Experience a range of practice-based learning opportunities across the region, putting everything that you have learnt into practice, under clinical supervision and mentorship

Careers and opportunities

This programme will prepare you to complete the Physician Associate National Exam (PANE) and take on the role of a Physician Associate within healthcare.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Consultation Skills 1
  • Core Skills Training Framework
  • Foundations of Clinical Medicine 1
  • Introduction to Primary Care 1

Key information

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More details

September

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7.5

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent, and demonstration of the ability to study at postgraduate level (typically applicants who have graduated within the last 3 years) or equivalent professional experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good level of Biomedical Science knowledge, and applicants with Arts and Humanities will need to undertake Biomedical Studies in order to apply. Applicants who have started or completed degrees in Medicine are not accepted. Applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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