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PGDip Post Graduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies

PGDip Post Graduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

18-JAN-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Medical Assistant Skills (Hospital) Health Care Assistant Skills

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This Postgraduate Diploma has been designed to enable you to develop the skills required to become a competent and confident Physician Associate (PA). The programme of study provides an opportunity for you to develop mastery in a range of core PA qualities for example; holistic assessment techniques and appropriate therapeutic interventions, with the ability to diagnose and or manage an agreed range of clinical problems.

The programme aims to develop you to be a flexible and adaptable practitioner, enabling you to engage in new ways of working in relation to health care priorities and to lead and develop practice to ensure high quality patient care delivery. Physician Associates are pivotal to the provision of optimal, higher level care delivery in current and future health arenas; to contribute to this agenda the programme has been designed to develop your core PA characteristics as a critical enquirer and a professional with confidence and competence to challenge, lead and innovate at different levels of care delivery, within a dynamic, inter-professional health care context.

You may go on to specialise in a range of areas including surgery, emergency medicine or primary care.

Career Paths

Following graduation form the course you may be able to apply for an internship at one of the local, regional or national healthcare providers which are designed as a period of employment following qualification within which the Physician Associate receives a higher level than normal of supervision and clinical experience. It provides an opportunity to consolidate your learning from initial training and demonstrate its translation into competence in practice.

Modules

You will develop and integrate the underpinning pharmacological theory and practice that prepares you as a healthcare professional to understand the principles of medicines management for a range of health conditions. You will develop a greater understanding of the drugs widely used in clinical practice. You will appraise the mechanisms of drug actions, side effects and contra-indications. You will be able to apply pharmacological information to the decisions made during a range of prescribing situations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The fee for 2020/21 entry is: £10650 per year. There might be slight increase in fee for 2021/22 entry. These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

The fee for 2020/21 entry is: £13350 per year. There might be slight increase in fee for 2021/22 entry. These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

BSc (Hons) 2:1 in a Life Sciences Degree - we want our students to start the course with a good knowledge of biological processes, cell functions and cell interactions.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more