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About Physician Assistant Studies
Masters degrees in Physician Assistant Studies train postgraduates to work under the direct supervision of a doctor, performing examinations, diagnosing illnesses and analysing test results.
Related subjects include Physician Associate Studies and Clinical Education. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Nursing or Medicine.
Physician assistants undertake a range of activities across several healthcare settings. Courses in this field will help you develop, implement and manage care plans and pathways for various patients across different practices.
Courses usually involve a work placement, where you will be trained in the processes for diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as best practice for patient liaison, including evidence-based medicine.
Depending on your interests, you may wish to specialise in a certain kind of medical care, such as obstetrics and gynaecology, mental health or sexual health. Alternatively, you might want to specialise in general surgery for specific patient demographics, such as paediatrics or geriatrics.
Physician assistants are typically placed within community medical contexts, such as hospitals and health centres. You may also help with home visits, or be placed in organisations such as nursing homes.
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NYIT’s career-focused, . ARC-PA accredited. program provides you with a strong foundation in science, medicine, research, and transcultural patient care as you build your professional network and prepare for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination. Read more
With full fee sponsorship for Year 2 study on offer, as well as a guaranteed two years Band 7 NHS employment upon completion of the Physician Associate National exam, this course is ideal for life sciences graduates wanting the opportunity to train for a new healthcare role. Read more
This is a top-up programme designed for students who have already graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Assistant/Associate Studies from a UK or Irish university. This a flexible programme so you can work professionally while studying for your Masters. Read more
Physician Associates are in demand because of a shortfall in the number of doctors. If you have a first degree in life or health sciences, this course will train you in a wide range of clinical skills vital to the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients in primary and secondary care. Read more
Are you a life sciences graduate wanting the opportunity to train for a new healthcare role? As a physician associate you’ll work in the NHS under the supervision of doctors and alongside other healthcare professionals, delivering care to patients. Read more
The MSc in Physician Associate Studies offers you the opportunity to train as a Physician Associate, a new, rapidly-evolving role within the NHS that opens up a diverse range of health-based work opportunities. Read more
This course will teach you the skills you need to make an impact on this new, exciting position within healthcare. It will enable you to develop the well-rounded knowledge and skills that modern practice demands and which potential employers search for. . Read more
At Swansea University Medical School, you will join a stimulating, innovative and award-winning environment and benefit from quality research-led teaching and supervision.