On the UK’s longest running Physician Associate course you will learn how to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, request and analyse test results, diagnose illnesses, develop treatment and management plans. It is a challenging but incredibly rewarding with the course boasting 100% pass rates and a 100% employment record upon graduation.
St George’s is the only university to share its campus with one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals, making it the ideal place to study Physician Associate Studies MSc. With unrivalled access to clinical resources and working professionals, the course will fully equip you with all the skills and knowledge required to support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.
-Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK. -Clinical placements from year one. -Graduates likely to become future leaders in the profession. -Award winning teaching team.
The first year is dedicated to ensuring all students have a good grounding in the sciences underpinning health care. You will spend three days a week on campus and one day on clinical placements, which will be organised in GP practices.
In the second year, you will be on campus one day every three weeks as the emphasis shifts towards clinical work and placements with 40 weeks being spent in a hospital and six weeks being spent on a GP placement.
The modules for this course are integrated; your learning throughout one module will significantly inform and influence your learning in another module. The course consists of seven modules totalling 180 credits at level seven:
Research Methods 15 credits Foundations of Clinical Medicine 45 credits Applied Pharmacology 15 credits Evidence-based Practice in Health Care 15 credits Applied Pharmacology 15 credits Personal and Professional Development for Physician Associates 30 credits Physician Associate Applied Clinical Knowledge and Skills 30 credits Service Improvement Masters Project 30 credits
By the end of the course Candidates should be able to:
>safely practice in a wide variety of clinical settings within your scope of practice and under agreed supervision > be an expert communicator who is empathic in a manner appropriate to a healthcare profession > critically examine health inequalities and the challenges of working in a multicultural environment > be aware of the limits of your competence and committed to acting within these limits > critically evaluate the context of multi professional working in a team environment > be adept in the use of communication and information technology skills for healthcare > critically appraise the evidence underpinning their practice > be a capable and motivated lifelong learner who is continually engaged in active professional development > understand the need to maintain and promote health, as well as to cure or palliate disease, and be aware of your obligations to the wider community, as well as to individuals > integrate theoretical and clinical learning