What will I learn?

Students will obtain the clinical skills and knowledge required to become a healthcare professional. This is achieved through early clinical exposure to patients beginning early in year 1 of the programme and sustained throughout, with in excess of 1600 hours of placement during the programme. Graduates will have the skills and attributes to undertake the National Examination for Physician Associates and subsequently register with the Faculty of Physician Associates and to develop a career as a Physician Associate practitioner in the local healthcare economy. Training is mapped to the Competence and Curriculum Framework for the Physician Assistant (DH, 2012) and the Matrix Specification of Core Clinical Conditions for the Physician Associate (DH, 2006) to enable students to gain the knowledge, skills, experiences, competencies and attributes needed to prepare a student for the national qualifying exams (FPA, 2017e) and enter the national register (FPA, 2017f) as qualified PAs to work in the NHS

Which department am I in?

Health and Emergency Professions

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022


Main Site

University Admissions Service,

College Lane,



AL10 9AB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with a minimum overall average of 3.0, 2 Advanced Placement (AP) with a minimum score of 3.0. SAT 550 in each band or ACT 25 in each band. There are no agreed progression routes, but if you're interested in applying to the University after part completion of a degree or completion of a diploma, applications will be individually assessed. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for undergraduate.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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