This course is now full for January 2021 entry. You can still apply for this course but your application will be held on a waiting list and you will be informed if there becomes space on the course and your application is being considered.
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.
See Course details for information including how this course will be delivered safely if you’re starting in January 2021 in response Covid-19.
Next start date:
September 2021, September 2022
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, Operating Department Practice, Optometry, Biomedicine, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Science, Clinical Psychology, Pharmacy, Sports Science.
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.