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28000 GBP/year
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If you’re interested in supporting the healthcare team and working alongside doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients, analysing results and developing treatment and management plans then the Physician Associate Practice course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) could open doors to a rewarding career.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

As part of this course you must be prepared to travel to clinical placements sites throughout Lancashire and Cumbria, with travel of up to 90 minutes both ways. Approximately 50% of the programme is spent on clinical placement across urban, rural, specialised hospital and general practice settings. During the rest of the programme you’ll be taught by University staff who are highly experienced in the clinical sector and include four trained Physician Associates.

You’ll be taught in state-of-the-art facilities. Our clinical skills laboratories have a vast range of equipment to help you develop clinical skills in hospital and GP surgery environments.You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the human body through our Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Centres (HARLCS). We also make use of fantastic teaching resources such as our Anatomage Table and diagnostic imaging equipment..

Future careers

On completion of the Physician Associate Practice course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) , you’ll be well prepared to take the National Exam. After completing this successfully you’ll be able to become a Physician Associate and apply to join the profession’s voluntary register, which the General Medical Council (GMC) will soon be assuming responsibility for. 

There is currently around 100% employment of UK graduates of Physician Associate programmes. When you become a Physician Associate there is the flexibility, designed within the generalist role, to pursue a wide range of clinical specialist jobs in both primary and secondary care.

Accreditation

The centre is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, a professional membership organisation and registered charity which exists to advance patient care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours for Patient Care 
  • Professional Placement (Physician Associate studies)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
67
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
91

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
67
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
91

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree or equivalent in related subject such as life sciences or allied health professions
  • For 2023 entry: Applicants should hold at least 2:1 degree or equivalent in related subject such as life sciences or allied health professions
  • A postgraduate qualification at merit or distinction may be considered for admission in cases where the applicant’s first degree is lower than 2nd class award
  • Interview required demonstrating the NHS’s required values and behaviours
  • DBS and health check required
  • Non-standard applicants may be considered
  • IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent
  • GCSEs: English and Maths at grade 4 / C or equivalent
  • In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 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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