Physician Associate Studies
This is a full-time, two-year intensive medical training programme. It is designed to educate and produce knowledgeable and competent Physician Associates (PAs) who can practice medicine and support the medical team in the diagnosis and management of patients and provide high quality medical care across a range of medical specialties.
The programme delivers the requirements of the Competence and Curriculum Framework for the Physician Associate, enabling graduates to successfully complete the university programme and preparing students for the PA National Examinations with the Faculty of Physician Associates.
The first year of the programme is mainly theoretical and university-based (five days per week), with one day per week in a clinical setting (from the middle of year one). In second year, the majority of time is spent on clinical attachment with one day every ten weeks in university for formative or summative assessments. You will learn to take medical histories; perform physical examinations; request and analyse test results; diagnose illnesses; and develop treatment and management plans.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.
To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
2 years full-time.