A Physician Associate (PA) is defined as someone who is a new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision.
While Physician Associates are not meant to replace doctors, they are urgently needed to meet the increasing demand of a growing and ageing population combined with reductions in the medical workforce especially in the more rural areas of Wales. Working within teams, they would enhance patient care both in the community and hospital setting in a more efficient and relatively cost-effective manner.
Graduates from this Physician Associate Studies course at Bangor University will have a broad and relevant set of transferable skills with a focus on medical history taking, clinical examination, analysis of test results, clinical reasoning and diagnosis, and the development of evidence based patient management plans.
We have a track record in educating excellent graduates in Clinical and Medical Sciences. Many key positions in the NHS are now filled with graduates from our programs. The program outcomes deliver professional expertise and ethos, and are mapped against the key skills required by the General Medical Council and the Core Curriculum for Physician Associates as defined by the Faculty of Physician Associates.
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- Community Medicine
- General Hospital Medicine
- Front Door Medicine
- Mental Health
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Paediatrics (acute setting)
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake).
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- have a 2.1 or higher degree in a life science subject (particularly those that are medically related). Examples include: Medical Sciences; Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Sport Science, Biology (particularly Human Biology), Anatomy etc.
- have a 2:2 in a life science degree with a higher degree (eg MSc) in a relevant subject e.g. Medical Sciences; Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Sport Science, Biology (particularly Human Biology), Anatomy etc.
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International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 24 months.
National9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Bangor
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.