Physician Associate Studies

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Course Name Physician Associate Studies
Course Provider Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Course Code 93927 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) St Stephens Green
Qualification Letters MSc
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Duration The Physician Associate Studies programme is run over two full calendar years with a total of 30 days annual leave, dispersed throughout. Due to clinical rotations and academic commitments, there is no summer break as in some other RCSI Postgraduate programmes.
Course Fee

Expand+Year 1: €12,250 (this includes NUI fee. Also see additional costs below)

Year 2: €12,000

Please note

•There is a non-refundable online application fee of €100

•Once you have been offered and accepted a place on the programme, a €1,000...

Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants must hold a level 8 Health Science or science-related degree with a minimum classification 2.2 award or equivalent qualification.

The MSc in Physician Associate Studies is a postgraduate qualification that includes extensive clinical p...

Course Content The integration of theory and practice is deemed fundamental to clinical learning.

The theory is delivered via blended learning with a mix of lectures, small group tutorials and problem-based learning at RCSI’s St Stephen’s Green Campus. Your clinical experience will be in both hospital and community attachments.

Throughout the programme, there is a focus on patient care, working across healthcare environments, and the variety and scope within your role as a PA.

Subjects Taught


Foundations of Clinical Medicine
This module explores the foundations of clinical medicine using a systems approach and includes anatomy dissection and prosection. You will need to draw on your previous science/health sciences qualifica...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Your future

While all PA students hold a foundation degree in health science or a science-related area, they come from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Some have previously worked in healthcare, others are from a purely academic background, and...

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