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Course summaryEvaluate different concepts and evidence for the diagnosis and care of patients.Understand ethical and professional frameworks - ensuring safe, competent practice.Learn by doing on clinical placements.Perform real clinical procedures, using specialist knowledge and techniques.Physician associates provide vital support to doctors - diagnosing and managing patients, and improving care access. On this course, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need for the role, as set out
Evaluate different concepts and evidence for the diagnosis and care of patients.
Understand ethical and professional frameworks - ensuring safe, competent practice.
Learn by doing on clinical placements.
Perform real clinical procedures, using specialist knowledge and techniques.
Physician associates provide vital support to doctors - diagnosing and managing patients, and improving care access. On this course, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need for the role, as set out by the Faculty of Physician Associates. When you graduate, you’ll have industry experience and life-long academic skills for this rewarding career - and be ready to take the National exam.
How you learn
This course blends theory and practice - preparing you for industry.
You’ll take six taught modules based around the medical knowledge and skills you need to pass the National Physician Associate examinations. These examinations are compulsory for qualification as a physician associate.
Your studies will then be applied to the real world of medicine, where you’ll do everything from history taking and patient examination to management planning. You’ll work in real primary and secondary care settings, over the course of 1600 hours.
You learn through
This course prepares you for a career as a
qualified physician associate. You will be required to successfully complete the National exams after successful completion of the course.
There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 6,000 of those studying at postgraduate level.
Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real world.
Founded over 175 years ago, Sheffield Hallam University has the following colleges:
Business, Technology and Engineering
Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences
Social Sciences and Arts
There are also 30 research centres across a wide variety of different subjects.