St George's, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: St George’s, University of London

Physician Associate Studies (Taught Postgraduate)

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Course summary

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Physician associates are trained to the medical model to work alongside doctors and the multidisciplinary team providing generalist healthcare. They are dependent practitioners working with a dedicated medical supervisor, however can work autonomously with appropriate support. St George’s shares its campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals, making it the ideal place to study the Master’s in Physician Associate Studies (MPAS). With unrivalled access to clinical resources and working professionals, the course will fully equip you with all the skills and knowledge required to support the multidisciplinary team in the diagnosis and management of patients. On the UK’s longest running Physician Associate Studies programme you will learn over two years how to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, request and analyse investigations, diagnose illnesses and develop treatment and management plans. It is a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience. The course has an outstanding pass rate on the Physician Associate National Exam and fantastic graduate employment. Course Highlights

  • Shared site with one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals
  • Scholarships available
  • Outstanding pass rate at the Physician Associate National Examination
  • Longest running Physician Associate course in the UK
  • Dedicated primary care placement throughout year one. In year two you will move through a wide range of specialities based in London’s top hospitals.
  • Teaching team of physician associates, doctors and highly esteemed external lectures from London hospitals, GPs and PAs from the USA.
  • Year 1 student to staff ratio approximately 9:1
  • Strong history of staff involvement with the Faculty of Physician Associates
About St George's, University of London As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds.

Course details

Modules

We operate a modular system for this course which means the qualification is obtained by a process of credit accumulation – a model used on courses throughout the UK and Europe. The course is designed to cover all aspects of the Physician Assistant Competence and Curriculum Framework to ensure that graduates are able to succeed in the National Examination at the end of the course and work as physician associates in primary or secondary care. You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physician-associate-studies#modules

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to prepare you for the PA National Examination and will be a mixture of written papers, written examinations and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. A portfolio of your development of the core clinical skills and competencies is monitored throughout both years and is submitted for assessment at the end of each year. Written coursework assignments and/or presentations are set for the modules in Personal and Professional Development, and Foundations of Clinical Medicine. You can find further information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physician-associate-studies#studying.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
BB96
Institution code:
S49
Campus name:
St George's, University Of London
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/international-student-support. This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Undergraduate degree or equivalent. You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a life sciences or other health-related subject. For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of offer. Physiology is a necessity for those not holding a life science degree. If your degree is not a life sciences or health- related subject, you will need to complete some Physiology modules in order to be eligible for the course. Alternative evidence of recent Physiology academic study (NVQ Level 4 and above) will be considered. The University considers applicants from a variety of backgrounds and international applications are welcome. Please note that graduates of UK Physician Associate Studies programmes are not eligible to work as Physician Associates in other countries (or vice versa).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physician-associate-studies?gclid=Cj0KCQjw7ZL6BRCmARIsAH6XFDIFAkz-AnD0P9dOm2sd7hI351sq1QVMKOhJ6peqlV_cJo9Il-nsk44aApR7EALw_wcB#entry-criteria

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

You can find detailed information about what to expect from a St George's MMI (multiple mini interview) on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-study/how-to-apply/multiple-mini-interview-mmis


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5Overall score of 7.5 with at least 7.5 in Writing and 7.0 in the other three components.

Please find extensive information about our English language requirements on our website.

English Language Requirements

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/life-at-st-georges/international-student-support/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for 2021 will be confirmed shortly.
Physician Associate Studies (Taught Postgraduate) at St George's, University of London - UCAS