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PG Dip/MSc Physician Associate Studies


Bournemouth University Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Full time January MSc, PgDip PG Dip and MSc: 2 years full-time

About the course

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

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Entry Requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1, or equivalent, in a required subject.

Applicants holding a 2:2 may be considered on an individual basis provided they have evidence of relevant, recent clinical experience.

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, ODP, Optometry, Biomedicine, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry.

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Open days

29 July 2020
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day



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