Physician Associate MSc at Brunel University London - UCAS

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Do you have a scientific background, and would you like to work with patients? Working in the healthcare profession can be inspiring and rewarding. A career as a Physician Associate (PA) will mean that you’ll support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. This might be in a hospital or a GP surgery. You’ll be part of a growing profession in the NHS where vacancies currently exceed the supply of skilled professionals. Our experienced lecturers will prepare you with all the skills you need to provide care and treatment to patients. You’ll learn to carry out a range of medical activities such as physical examinations, medical histories, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. You’ll also learn how to request and interpret test results, diagnose illness and develop treatment and management plans. At Brunel, we have great links with some of the most highly-regarded health providers in London, so you’ll add exceptional work experience to your CV. Your Physician Associate qualification includes over 1,700 hours of professional practice, so you’ll be equipped with the experience and expertise to give you an excellent start to your career as a Physician Associate. Funding In the past, Health Education England, now merged with NHS England, has provided a national funding strategy for Physician Associate courses in England. This funding provided £5,000 per student via their university; £2,500 in Year 1 and £2,500 in Year 2 and is available for students entering in 2023. Please note that this funding is subject to annual review and may not be available in the future. Find out more: Please check if you are eligible : Physician Associate National Examination Successful completion of the Physician Associate MSc programme provides eligibility to sit for the Physician Associate National Examination and join the Managed Voluntary Register, until regulation by the General Medical Council (GMC) comes into effect. Please note, the Physician Associate qualification may not currently be recognised in some countries e.g. USA. NHS Values The NHS Values as shaped by patients, public and staff have helped inspire passion in the NHS and that should underpin everything it does. Individual organisations will develop and build upon these values, tailoring them to their local needs. The NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS. (Find out more: If you are considering studying the Physician Associate MSc Programme at Brunel then you're committed to working jointly with the NHS to demonstrate the values and beliefs of the constitution.


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  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

At least, a 2:1 in a Life/Health Sciences Degree (e.g., Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Medical Science, Medical Engineering, Nursing, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic, Pharmacy, Physiology, etc.) or equivalent qualification is required.

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Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7.5with no less than 7.0in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 70% in each subsection

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Physician Associate MSc at Brunel University London - UCAS