Physician Associate Studies

Ulster University - Coleraine


Course Name Physician Associate Studies
Course Provider Ulster University - Coleraine
Course Code 99035 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Ulster University None
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Coleraine
Qualification Letters PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: January 2020
Application Date Application is through the University's online application system.
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Duration Attendance

This is a full-time 2-year intensive programme running over 90 weeks from January to December in both year one and year two of the programme. Students are expected to attend 100% of the time to all sessions both in University and when on clinical attachment. If a student's attendance is unsatisfactory and given that students are training to become future healthcare professionals they will be brought before a student progress board and possibly a fitness to practice panel.
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Entry Requirements

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Applicants must be graduates with at least a 2:2 degree classification (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a life science or health-related subject (which must contain significant elements of basic medical sciences), norma...

Course Content


A Physician Associate is a healthcare professional trained in the medical model to work with the medical team in order to deliver medical care to patients. PAs work under the supervision of a doctor in a range of specialities in both prima...

Subjects Taught


The PgDip consists of taught modules and clinical competence modules which totals 180 credits.

BMS711 Clinical & Professional Competence in Physician Associate Studies 1 (35 credits)

BMS712 Foundations in Clinical Medicine & Pharmaco...

Careers or Further Progression

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There have already been jobs advertised in Northern Ireland for experienced PAs and for newly graduated PAs as part of a New Graduate Year in a broad range of specialities across Northern Ireland. Our commitiment is to train and ret...

Further Enquiries Course Director: Mr Daniel Meehan

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