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Master of Physician Associate Studies MPAS

Birleşik Krallık

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This programme is suitable for graduates from life sciences or health courses and is designed to prepare students to enter the professional role of Physician Associate (PA). The Physician Associate role is an emerging role within the NHS and is defined as someone who is:

Physician Associates are trained to recognise, diagnose and manage common conditions under the supervision of a doctor. Physician Associates can work in a wide range of general and specialised areas of clinical practice within both primary and secondary care settings, and across integrated care pathways.

The programme is intensive. It is delivered over two years and leads to the award of a professional Master’s degree.

The requirements of a competent Physician Associate are not just based on theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Newly qualified Physician Associates need to be reflective practitioners with appropriate professional attitudes and attributes, able to critically reflect on their practice at a personal and organisational level and have the confidence and ability to instigate change.

The Master's academic component of this course is focused on achieving the competencies required of a graduate PA and provides the challenges of enhanced knowledge synthesis, audit, and service improvement to produce academic Physician Associates with the ability to lead and develop the profession.

Physician Associates are not currently but are soon expected to become a regulated profession. Our Physician Associate course is designed to meet the UK Physician Associate curriculum and programme standards in preparation for achieving regulatory body accreditation in the near future.

Key features:

  • Fully-integrated two-year professional Master's course
  • Early exposure to clinical practice with a longitudinal GP placement beginning in week 7 of the first year
  • A range of primary and secondary care placements in the diversely-populated Bradford district and across the Yorkshire area
  • Opportunity to choose preferred speciality and location within the Yorkshire area for elective placement in the final weeks of the course
  • A focus on patient safety and improving quality of care
  • Opportunity to be actively involved in development, innovation and research of service provision through completion of a Quality Improvement Project
  • Part of a university that has a long-established and successful history in Health Professions education and that supports new and innovative ways of improving health and health care delivery

Learning and assessment

This is a fully integrated course. Our teaching of the biomedical, clinical and pharmacological sciences is always framed around the application to the clinical practice of working as a physician associate.

You will be taught by a range of healthcare professionals both in the classroom and on clinical practice, including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, and of course on clinical placements there are even further opportunities to work in an interprofessional environment. There are also numerous opportunities to work with patients, service users and carers who are involved in classroom teaching sessions.

Career prospects

You will be eligible to apply for Physician Associate positions in the NHS, this subject to success in the Physician Associate national exam that you apply to take after graduation. Physician Associates usually work in the National Health Service and start at Agenda for Change (AfC) Band 6 or 7.

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University of Bradford

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (2 yıl)

Okul ücreti
To be confirmed

*Gösterilen fiyat gösterge amaçlıdır, lütfen kurum tarafından kontrol ediniz

Başlangıç tarihi

Planlanan Eylül 2023


University of Bradford

Richmond Road,


BD7 1DP, England

Giriş koşulları

Amerika gelen öğrenciler için

For first class degree classification students need to have bachelors degree with grade value of 3.5/4.0; For 2:1 degree classification students need to have grade average value of 3.0/4.0 and for 2:2 degree classification students need to have grade average value of 2.5/4.0 are considered. You will need to achieve an Overall Band score of at least 6.0*, with at least 5.0 in each of the four sub-tests (speaking, listening, reading, writing) or 5.5 in each of the sub-tests if you require a Tier 4 visa.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

Students need to have 2:2 (or above) in a Life Science, Biomedical Science, or Healthcare subject from a UK University or overseas equivalent. Applicants should offer either a strong science degree with substantial biology content or offer substantial healthcare experience. Recent experience of volunteering or employment in a healthcare environment. If English is not the first language of an applicant we will require an overall score of 7.5 in IELTS with no element score less than 7.0 (or the appropriate level in equivalent acceptable English Language qualifications); an overall TOEFL score of at least 80, and sub-tests not less than 18 in Reading, 17 in Writing, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

Seçtiğiniz bölüme bağlı olarak farklı IELTS koşulları olabilir.


University of Bradford Hakkında

Tüm öğrenciler, üniversite deneyimini sadece bir derece için çalışmaktan daha fazlasına dönüştüren Team Bradford’un bir parçası olur.

  • 120 milyon GBP yatırımlı kampüs geliştirme projesi
  • Birinci yıl konaklama garantisi
  • Uluslararası öğrenciler için yeni burslar
  • BBC gibi sanayi ortaklarıyla sunulan fırsatlar

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