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Bangor University: Physician Associate Studies

Institution Bangor University View institution profile
Department School of Medical Sciences
Web postgraduate.bangor.ac.uk
Email medsciences@bangor.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

A Physician Associate (PA) is defined as someone who is a new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision.

While Physician Associates are not meant to replace doctors, they are urgently needed to meet the increasing demand of a growing and ageing population combined with reductions in the medical workforce especially in the more rural areas of Wales. Working within teams, they would enhance patient care both in the community and hospital setting in a more efficient and relatively cost-effective manner. Graduates from this course will have a broad and relevant set of transferable skills with a focus on medical history taking, clinical examination, analysis of test results, clinical reasoning and diagnosis, and the development of evidence based patient management plans.

In order to be eligible to sit the national Physician Associate examination, successful completion of 2 year PG Diploma in Physician Associate Studies is required.

in Physician Associate Studies is required. Welsh Government funding is available to cover fees and to provide some support for cost of living.

Bangor University will accept applications all year round for this course however, there are a limited number of places and it is recommended that applications are submitted as early as possible in the cycle. Once the course is full, applicants will be considered for the following year.

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About Bangor Univeristy 

Bangor University offers an experience unlike any other. Based between the mountains and the sea in North Wales, our campus is surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape. We offer the highest quality teaching in a supportive learning environment with courses across the arts, humanities and sciences to choose from.

As a university that provides strong support for research activities, there are several subject related specialist resources such as a research vessel, MRI Scanner, climatic chamber, Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens. You too can be a part of impactful research at Bangor with the university being …

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