Are you interested in a career as a Physician Associate, working as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team in hospitals and GP surgeries, assessing, diagnosing and managing patient treatment? There’s a growing demand for Physician Associates across the UK and your skills and degree qualification will be highly sought after in a range of settings.
Our integrated two-year Masters in Physician Associate Studies (MPAS) degree is a full-time, intensive educational course teaching you to work as a safe and competent medically trained healthcare professional in the National Health Service.
Year one will be university-based, comprising of systems-based clinical learning and practical sessions led by experienced clinicians. In addition to this you will have early exposure to clinical placements in primary care and later in the year exposure to secondary care. Year two will be predominantly placement based with placements across Wales and subsequent periods of time spent back in university to consolidate learning. In clinical placement, you will apply your learning in the care of real patients under the supervision of a clinically qualified mentor.
Throughout your degree you will have opportunities to work effectively with patients, develop a range of practical and clinical reasoning skills, and reflect on practice to identify your individual learning needs.
You must pass all assessments to be eligible to progress from year one into year two of the programme and from year two to the PA national examination. Regardless of which programme you have undertaken in the UK, you must pass the PA national examination to enter professional practice and work as a qualified PA.