PAs are healthcare professionals who work to a medical model alongside doctors in hospitals or GP surgeries. This Physician Associate Studies programme at Bournemouth University will prepare you to take a medical history, examine patients, diagnose common problems, perform procedures, and recommend treatment.
The Department of Health is committed to increasing the number of PAs in the NHS, particularly in general practice. In Dorset there is a real need for additional healthcare staff in all of the acute hospitals and in GP surgeries and it is expected that PAs will be part of the solution to this workforce shortage.
The Physician Associate Studies programme at Bournemouth University involve the integration of theory and clinical practice throughout the curriculum. This integration is based upon the key tenet that experience and learning are closely intertwined. Unlike more traditional courses, students gave substantial clinical exposure from the second month of the course. Fundamental examination and assessment skills are learned initially from simulated patients and in the clinical skills laboratory. As the programme progresses, students will continue to develop and learn more complex skills both in the simulation labs and under the supervision of clinical supervisors in 1400 hours of practice placements. Placements will be within 3 major hospitals across Dorset, general practice and other community services.
- Introduction to General Medicine for the Physician Associate
- Emergency Care for the Physician Associate
- Mental Health for the Physician Associate
- Women’s Health for the Physician Associate
- Paediatrics for the Physician Associate
- Primary Care for the Physician Associate
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHuman Medicine Health Sciences View 729 other Masters in Human Medicine in United Kingdom
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1, or equivalent, in a required subject.
Applicants holding a 2:2 may be considered on an individual basis provided they have evidence of relevant, recent clinical experience.
Required subjects: Health or Science related subject, e.g: Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Biological Science, Microbiology, Anatomical Science, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiotherapy, Paramedic Science, Audiology, Nursing, ODP, Optometry, Biomedicine, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry
Excluded subjects: Health & Social Care*, Health Sciences*
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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