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Anaesthesia Associate

University of Birmingham

Postgraduate Diploma Online
27 months
Duration
6167 GBP/year
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About

This programme, Anaesthesia Associate offered by University of Birmingham, is intended for existing health care practitioners or graduates with a science background who wish to work as part of the anaesthetic team. The Physicians' Assistant (Anaesthesia) is a health professional who will expand the anaesthetic service and make operating theatres work more efficiently. 

Overview

This programme Anaesthesia Associate at University of Birmingham, will develop a practitioner role that enables the anaesthesia team to have more staff working differently. Presently in the UK only doctors who have had specialist training in anaesthesia can administer anaesthetics.

The PA(A) is a health professional who will expand the anaesthetic service and make operating theatres work more efficiently. You will work alongside other members of the anaesthetic team and under the supervision of your anaesthetist.

The programme is studied over 27 months full-time which includes 24 months of academic study and clinical training, followed by 3 months of supervised practice.

Careers

This programme is part of a structred training programme for the role of Physicians' Assistant (Anaesthesia) or PA(A).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to clinical practice 
  • Introduction to anaesthesia
  • Physics in anaesthesia
  • The anaesthesia machine and monitoring
  • The heart and circulation
  • The airways and lungs

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 27 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

Online

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.
First Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
95 (required)
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.

Other requirements

General requirements

The programme is open to applicants from two different routes: 

1. Registered health care practitioners (eg, nurses, operating department practitioners) require one or both of the following:

  • A first degree in a health-related subject

2. New entrants to health care (graduates or graduate equivalent) require:

  • A biomedical science or biological science background
  • Preferably a second-class Honours degree or better, or other evidence of recent and successful academic activity
  • A demonstrable commitment to a career in health care

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6167 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP per year and a duration of 27 months.

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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