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Physician Associate StudiesUniversity of East Anglia
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Location: University of East Anglia
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2022/01/01
Duration: 24 months
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About This CourseOur MSc Physician Associate Studies is a two-year, full-time, intensive postgraduate course in medical science and clinical reasoning. It consists of approximately 50% theory and 50% practice, including over 1,400 hours on clinical placement in both acute and community settings, starting from your second month.Norwich Medical School has a reputation for pioneering teaching and research. You'll have access to our first-class facilities, which include the Bob Champion Research and Education Centre and our bespoke Anatomy Suite. And we're located next to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on the Norwich Research Park.We focus on ensuring our graduates are ready to enter and excel in the healthcare profession. So we ensure that you not only get plenty of hands-on experience across a wide range of placements, you'll also work within a mixed team of trainee medical professionals on campus, giving you a unique understanding into other people's working roles.The course is divided into six modules, the first five of which are clinical in content, enabling you to acquire skills in theory, communication, clinical and procedural practice. Each module will then be followed by a placement when you can put your new skills into practice. Your sixth module will focus on health improvement and is a requirement for Master's-level qualification.Studying for an MSc will give you greater understanding of your future employers and your future patients. Combine this depth of knowledge with placements tailored to your individual requirements, and you'll have everything you need to get your career off to a brilliant start, benefiting from many and varied job opportunities both locally and nationally.Our first cohort graduated in December 2017 and achieved a 100% pass rate in the PA National Examination with the UEA average well above the national average.Our second cohort also graduated in December 2018 achieving a 100% pass rate. OverviewTrain for a Master's in Physician Associate Studies and you'll be set for a career as a versatile, dynamic healthcare professional. You'll play a vital role in supporting doctors in both hospital and community settings, working closely with patients, and helping to diagnose and manage their conditions.On this two-year course you'll learn how to deliver the highest standards of care to your patients, working within an interprofessional team of aspiring medical and health professionals. Our programme is split 50/50 between theory and practice and, thanks to strong relationships with local healthcare providers, you'll benefit from placements that have been carefully tailored to be meaningful and rewarding to you.You'll study in the first-class facilities at Norwich Medical School, and at a level that will give you a more rounded experience and a deeper understanding of the needs of both patients and healthcare providers.DisclaimerCourse details are subject to change.
A 2.1 Honours degree in life science (particularly biomedical or human biology) or a Health-related discipline, or equivalent. Applicants will normally have 3 A Levels at grade C or above, including at least one science subject. Applicants with a bachelor's degree that does not meet the normal admission requirements for this course may sit the GAMSAT. This was developed and validated by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and is used to assist in selection of students for graduate-entry programs and to assess capacity to undertake high level intellectual studies in a demanding course. The minimum admission requirement for the PA course is an overall GAMSAT score of 50 within the last two years. The next exam date is 9 September 2020, which will qualify students to be considered for entry in January 2021. Applicants are required to submit two references with their application - one related to their most recent Academic study, while the other may be a professional reference. Academic study should have been completed within the last 5 years. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of East Anglia.
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Annually, there are some 3,500 students come to the university from outside the UK to study the various courses on offer. In addition to their full studies, there are a number of programs available through the Collaborative International Programmes Office. Through the website, there is also country specific information for students to help them understand everything from entry requirements to information about study fairs and scholarships. There is also practical advice for students about living and studying in the UK. There are over 200 societies and clubs available for students outside the classroom. These range from playing football to taking part in the student newspaper or TV station. Most of these are operated through the Student Union, which also operates a number of entertainment venues including a club and bar. The student union also provides services such as an advice centre. It also runs The Waterfront venue just off campus that has seen acts including U2, Coldplay, Iron maiden and Dizzee Rascal performing there. As well as sports and arts clubs there are also volunteering opportunities for students to get involved with the larger community. There is a notable annual event, the UEA Literary Festival, held each year since 1991. It has featured a number of notable speakers including Stephen Fry, PD James, Terry Pratchett and Peter Ustinov and includes film screenings and political discussions in addition to the talks.