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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Physician Associate Studies course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    09 July 2019

Are you interested in a career as a Physician Associate, working alongside doctors in hospitals and GP surgeries, diagnosing and managing patient treatment?

Our integrated two year MSc Physician Associate Studies degree is the only course in South Wales and will help you develop the knowledge and clinical skills to pass the National Examination Certificate and start your new healthcare role.

There’s a growing demand for Physician Associates across the UK and your skills and degree qualification will be highly sought after in a range of settings.

Why Physician Associate Studies at Swansea University?

  • Top 3 Medical School in the UK (The Guardian University Guide and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st in the UK for Research Environment 2nd in the UK for Research Quality – Research Framework (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Postgraduate students have access to facilities in the £100 million Institute of Life Science building
  • What Uni? Student Choice Award 2017 Winner – Postgraduate
  • Help with fees, living allowance and some travel costs depending on eligibility
  • Dedicated teaching staff
  • Clinical placements
  • Clinical skills labs

Your Physician Associate Studies experience

From the moment you arrive at the Medical School as a Physician Associate Studies student, our specialist staff will help you plan and prepare for your future by identifying and developing skills that will enable you to make the most of your postgraduate degree, and enhance your career options.

The first year of your Physician Associate Studies course comprises systems-based clinical learning and practical sessions led by experienced clinicians, with some integrated clinical exposure. Your second year will be mainly spent in clinical placements where you’ll apply your learning in the care of real patients under the supervision of a clinically qualified mentor. Throughout your degree you will have opportunities to work effectively with patients, develop a range of practical and reasoning skills, and reflect on practice to identify your individual learning needs.

Physician Associate Studies employment opportunities

We aim to provide you with an increased knowledge and understanding of Physician Associate Studies, and the skills and knowledge you need to apply your learning to professional practice.

As such, this Master’s degree in Physician Associate Studies will give you the in-depth knowledge of the field to potentially enhance your prospects for career progression.

Physician Associate Studies modules

Modules in the Physician Associate Studies may include:

  • Physician Associate Clinical Skills
  • Foundations in Clinical Medicine for Physician Associates 1
  • An Introduction to Health Care Law and Ethics for Physicians Associates
  • An Introduction to Sociology and Psychology for Physicians Associates
  • Introduction to Research, Evidence based Practice and Reflection for Physicians Associates
  • Foundations in Clinical Medicine for Physician Associates 2
  • Physician Associate Clinical Skills 2
  • Public Health and Lifelong Learning for Physician's Associates

How you're taught on the Physician Associate Studies programme

Your face-to-face teaching on campus will be supplemented by clinical skills lab, clinical placements with assessment, Progress Tests, presentations and essays, and Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) web-based and e-learning. Throughout your degree the emphasis will be on practical as well as analytical skills.

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Visit the Physician Associate Studies MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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