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OverviewPhysician associates are a new type of healthcare professional, who – while not doctors – work to the medical model. As a physician associate, youll have the attitudes, skills and knowledge to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and general practice team, under supervision.This MSc Physician Associate Studies degree course is the perfect next step to take a relevant undergraduate degree further, and work towards becoming a physician associate. Youll get the
Physician associates are a new type of healthcare professional, who – while not doctors – work to the medical model. As a physician associate, you'll have the attitudes, skills and knowledge to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and general practice team, under supervision.
This MSc Physician Associate Studies degree course is the perfect next step to take a relevant undergraduate degree further, and work towards becoming a physician associate. You'll get the skills and knowledge to become a confident medical professional, working and learning under the guidance of experienced staff and assisting patients in real healthcare settings.
While fairly new in the UK, the number of physician associates is increasing and the Government wants to have 1,000 physician associates working in general practice by 2020. When you finish the course, you'll be in a strong position to work in this important role.
What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
Access facilities that include the latest simulation training equipment, representative of the healthcare environment you'll experience in your career
Experience practice-based learning opportunities
Observe, examine, assess and engage with patients
Be trained to take medical histories, perform exams, diagnose illnesses and analyse results
Careers and opportunities
This programme will prepare you to complete the Physician Associate National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and take on the role of a physician associate in the healthcare environment.
Over 4,000 postgraduate students call the University of Portsmouth campus home.
An ideal choice for postgraduate students, the university has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. 89% of its research in physics, and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in 2014.
The University of Portsmouth also holds a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, making them one of only four universities in the south east to receive this award.
Where you'll study
Winston Churchill Avenue