University of Sheffield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physician Associate Studies (Postgraduate Entry)

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Course summary

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.

Course details

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 has restrictions on who can apply.

This is a postgraduate programme which requires completion of a bachelor degree for entry

Application codes

Course code:
BB96
Institution code:
S18
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine/postgraduate/taught-courses

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Other

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.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10800 Year 1
Scotland £10800 Year 1
Wales £10800 Year 1
International £26200 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Physician Associate Studies (Postgraduate Entry) at University of Sheffield - UCAS