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Physician Associate Studies - MSc

Course Description

The HYMS MSc in Physician Associate Studies is a two year intensive professional Master’s programme. Academic theory is blended with clinical placements, so that students get first-hand clinical experience from the outset. It is medically led by HYMS but with multi-professional input delivered in partnership with the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull and the NHS. This programme has been especially developed to meet the requirements of the National Competence and Curriculum Framework for Physician Associates.

Campus teaching will be delivered by staff from HYMS and the Faculty of Health and Social Care, at the University of Hull. Clinical placements will take place at our NHS partners in the Yorkshire and Humber region in GP practices and hospitals.

Why choose HYMS?
•Build your career on our intensive, two year professional Masters programme.
•Work alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in hospitals, GP surgeries and other settings.
•Thrive in our lively and interactive problem-based learning (PBL) environment.
•Experience a broad range of high quality learning opportunities made available by a strong partnership between HYMS, the Universities of Hull and York and the NHS.
•Develop your knowledge, clinical skills and research skills in a student centred and patient focused environment.

Course Structure

This programme combines six taught modules and a quality / service improvement research project which are delivered alongside clinical placements in hospitals and in the community.

Visit the Physician Associate Studies - MSc page on the University of York website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Steven Dumont

“HYMS’ amazing digital resources have been indispensable in helping me and my fellow students develop our clinical understanding and expertise. Our iBooks are structured around weekly themed learning activities which include virtual patient cases, simulated patient videos, quizzes, short recorded lectures, clinical placement learning notes and other self-directed learning resources. It’s great to know that all my essential learning resources are never far away”

Steven Dumont, HYMS PA student


Entry Requirements

All applicants must have at least a 2:1 in a relevant Biosciences Degree (for example, Biomedical, Biological or Medical Sciences.

Last Updated

31 May 2017

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