The staff here have real charisma and a great depth of knowledge. Most importantly, they have the experience to help you get on your way to becoming not just a physician associate, but a very good physician associate.
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.
The programme includes a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods. It is learner-centred and uses enquiry-based learning, team based learning and problem based learning. Throughout the course we focus on outcomes (what you will be doing in future roles), using case-based and patient centred learning tasks and incorporating clinical placements from the beginning.
Students learn in a range of different facilities, including:
- the Faculty of Life Sciences Integrated Life Sciences Learning Centre, which contains state-of-the-art laboratories and world class teaching facilities
- a Team-Based Learning facility
- the Faculty of Health Studies