Physician Associate Studies - PGDip

University of Birmingham    College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Full time September PGDip 25 months full-time
Biological Sciences (4) Nursing & Health (27)

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Are you interested in a rewarding career in healthcare? The University of Birmingham offers a comprehensive Physician Associate Studies programme. Physician Associates (PAs) are highly trained healthcare professionals who work alongside doctors, providing medical care as part of a multidisciplinary team. This two-year full-time course integrates theory and practice, allowing you to gain hands-on experience in hospitals and community settings. With a focus on problem-based learning, you'll develop essential skills in patient care, diagnosis, and management. To be eligible, you'll need a relevant undergraduate degree or an honours level qualification in an allied health profession. Join this exciting profession and make a real difference to patient care and the NHS.

About the course

The University of Birmingham has been training Physician Associates (formerly Physician Assistants) since January 2008. As one of the longest running programmes in the country, we are delighted to offer this opportunity to graduates to make a valuable contribution to the nation’s health. We work in partnership with hospitals and practices in the Midlands and beyond.

What are Physician Associates?

The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) describes PAs as:

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Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for the PGDip, a number of academic conditions must be met:

- Awarded or predicted to achieve a minimum of a second class (2:1) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Your undergraduate degree must include relevant modules in biomedical/life sciences.

- Allied health professionals educated to honours level.

See the programme website for full details.

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Student Profile

Kennie Bassey

Kennie was born in Paddington, London with an African heritage. She is married with two boys.
She received her qualifications in Nursing and Midwifery and gained her Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of Greenwich. She is currently undertaking her Postgraduate Diploma as a Physician Associate at the University of Birmingham.

Kennie is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page:

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