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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    24 Months Part Time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip

  • Course Fees

    Find out more about course fees on the programme page

  • Last Updated

    21 June 2019

Physicians Associates support doctors to diagnose and manage patients mostly in hospital settings but you may also work in busy GP practises. Currently PAs work in England and Scotland in a wide range of speciality areas. Physician Associates were brought into the medical profession to meet the demands of the NHS. They were introduced in 2015 to tackle workload pressures of GPs. The Faculty of Physicians Associates is currently working to gain statutory registration for PAs. The Secretary of State has mandated that there should be 1000 PAs working in Primary Care by 2020.

At Aberdeen you will be trained to provide a thorough range of PA duties and you will often diagnose, take medical histories, perform examinations, analyse test results and develop management plans. You will have the






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