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Full time January, August PgDip 25 months full-time

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.

Physician Associate (formerly known as Physician Assistant) is a rapidly growing healthcare role in the UK, working alongside doctors in hospitals and in GP surgeries. Physician Associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They are trained to perform a number of roles including: taking medical histories, performing examinations, analysing test results, and diagnosing illnesses under the direct

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Entry Requirements

2:1 in a Life Sciences Degree - we want our students to start the course with a good knowledge of biological processes, cell functions and cell interactions. Some examples of degrees we regard as generally suitable are: Anatomy; Biology; Biochemistry/Medical Biochemistry; Biomedical Science; Dentistry; Human Biology/Physiology/Pharmacology; Medical Science; Pharmacy; Physiotherapy; Podiatry; Psychology (with a biological orientation); Radiography; Zoology. A 2:2 in a Life Sciences Degree may be considered with considerable clinical experience. If you have a Health Sciences diploma (e.g. Nursing) with extensive clinical experience, we may also consider you.

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Student Profile(s)

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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