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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Two years full-time, three years part-time (final year full time)

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    2018 entry UK and EU:
    MSc full time: £9,500 per annum
    MSc part time: £5,250 per annum per years 1 and 2, year 3 is delivered full time and is £9,500

    2018 Non-EU (International):
    MSc full time: £20,000 per annum

  • Last Updated

    17 May 2018

Course content

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.

Highlights

-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

Modules

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 45 credits

Physician Associate Applied Clinical Knowledge and Skills 30 credits

Service Improvement Masters Project 30 credits

Careers

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


Visit the Physician Associate Studies MSc page on the St George’s, University of London website for more details!

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