This is an intensive two-year clinical course open to applicants with a first-degree in a health or science related subject. This course prepares you to work as a Physician Associate (PA) in the NHS.
PAs are healthcare professionals who work to a medical model alongside doctors in hospitals or GP surgeries. This course will prepare you to take a medical history, examine patients, diagnose common problems, perform procedures, and recommend treatment. For more information about PAs, please see the Faculty of Physician Associate website.
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.
To be eligible for the postgraduate loan and Academic Excellence Scholarship, you must enrol onto the full MSc route.
Next start date:
January 2020, January 2021
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
PG Dip and MSc: 2 years full-time
Health or Science subject
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 or equivalent in a required subject.
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
Applicants holding a 2:2 may be considered on an individual basis provided they have evidence of relevant, recent clinical experience.
If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent.
For more information check out our full entry requirements.
Please note that due to Health Education England (HEE) funding, applicants must have UK home status to be eligible to apply for this course.