Hull York Medical School: Physician Associate Studies
|Institution||Hull York Medical School|
The Physician Associate (PA) 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 as part of the medical team in hospital, general practice and community settings under defined levels of supervision.
Physician Associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They train to perform a number of roles including; taking medical histories and conducting physical examinations, developing comprehensive patient management plans, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and prescribing medications (subject to the necessary legislation). PAs will request and interpret diagnostic studies and undertake patient education, counselling and health promotion under the direct supervision of a doctor.
The HYMS MSc in Physician Associate Studies is a two year intensive professional Master’s programme. Academic theory is blended with clinical placements, so that students get first-hand clinical experience from the outset. It is medically led by HYMS but with multi-professional input delivered in partnership with the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull and the NHS. This programme has been especially developed to meet the requirements of the National Competence and Curriculum Framework for Physician Associates.
Why Choose HYMS?
- Build your career on our intensive, two year professional Masters programme.
- Work alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in hospitals, GP surgeries and other settings.
- Thrive in our lively and interactive Problem-based learning (PBL) environment.
- Experience a broad range of high quality learning opportunities made available by a strong partnership between HYMS, the Universities of Hull and York and the NHS.
- Develop your knowledge, clinical skills and research skills in a student centred and patient focused environment.
This programme combines six taught modules and a quality / service improvement research project which are delivered alongside clinical placements in hospitals and in the community.
The main location for this programme is the University of Hull, with clinical placements across Yorkshire and the Humber.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
All applicants must have at least a 2:1 in a relevant Biosciences Degree (for example, Biomedical, Biological or Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Sports Sciences, Pharmacology), or be predicted to achieve this at the time of application. Applicants must have GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade B or above, or equivalent. Alternative entry qualifications may also be considered.
You will need to demonstrate a sufficient grounding in Chemistry either through your degree, or A-levels to successfully engage with the pharmacological aspects of the programme. If you are unsure whether you meet this criterion, please upload your degree transcript when you submit your application which will then be reviewed by the Programme Director.
You will also need to demonstrate your commitment to the role of a healthcare professional and have excellent communication skills. Evidence of work experience in a clinical or healthcare setting (e.g. healthcare assistant or care home) is desirable but not essential.
All applicants whose first language is not English will need to have evidence of their proficiency, with an IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in every component, obtained within the last two years. For 2017 entry, the programme is available for Home and EU applicants only.
Applicants will be required to attend an interview.
|Location||Main Site, University of Hull|
University of Hull
|EU||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|England||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|International||21640 GBP for Year 1|
|Channel Islands||9250 GBP for Year 1|
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