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Physician Associate Studies (Taught Postgraduate)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physician associate studies

**Please note that applications received for this programme will be considered for January 2023***
A physician associate is a healthcare professional who works as a member of a medical team under the supervision of a doctor or surgeon in a wide variety of healthcare environments.

Our postgraduate Physician Associate Studies course has been developed in collaboration with our regional healthcare partners, and is delivered by a research-active group of academic staff, supplemented by a variety of Clinicians and Biomedical Scientists from local Hospital Departments.

Our intensive course combines theory, clinical skills and patient contact from the beginning.**

Modules

The theory part of the course covers general medicine, and you will spend 1,500 hours on a clinical placement covering: community medicine; general hospital medicine; accident and emergency; mental health; obstetrics and gynaecology; and paediatrics (acute setting).

You will learn through formal lectures, case-based learning, seminars, clinical simulation and the clinical placements.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through coursework, reflective logs, examinations and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). You will sit a national exam at the end of the second year, including a Multiple Choice Question paper and an OSCE.

The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two articles in the style of published scientific work.

The Uni


Course location:

Chester

Department:

Institute of Medicine

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
B

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

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£17,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
36%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Science, engineering and production technicians
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

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£21k

£21k

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£24k

£24k

£24k

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