Physicians Associates (PAs) are health professionals who see patients and address their health needs while working under the supervision of doctors. Qualified PAs have direct contact with patients in their assessment: taking histories, performing examination, making diagnoses and considering management plans, supported by the Faculty of Physician Associates. A career as a Physician Associate is a great option if you're passionate about working in a clinical environment but haven't had the opportunity to do clinical practice during your undergraduate studies. Students benefit from our world-class facilities and expertise. You will acquire a firm grounding in the knowledge and skills of generalist medical care to equip you to support doctors in ‘first contact’ health care, either in general practices or in hospitals. The course will be delivered in a systems-based, integrated way which places the patient at the centre. The University is working closely with local Acute Trusts (hospitals) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (primary care) so that our graduates have the right qualities to meet the needs of potential employers and the public as a whole. Students who have sat a postgraduate diploma course in PA studies will have the opportunity to convert their diploma to a masters with the dissertation component undertaken while working in a clinical environment. For more information please contact the course director. At present, the UK Physician Associate qualification does not allow you to work as a Physician Associate in other countries.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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A 2:1 or higher in a life sciences degree (such as biochemistry, physiology or biomedical science) with BBB grades at A Level (or equivalent). You should also have a keen interest in developing practical skills related to health and illness, and to working with the public in the health sector. Selection will be by application and interview.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
All candidates likely to be involved in any invasive procedures or handling of any unfixed human tissue are strongly recommended to have the Hepatitis B vaccinations prior to their arrival in Sheffield. Failure to do this may cause delays to the onset of your research. Candidates who are unsure whether their research will involve invasive procedures should discuss their proposed study with their supervisor.
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Fees and funding
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