Our PGDip Physician Associate programme has been developed in partnership with the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Berkshire Healthcare Trust. It is taught by practising healthcare professionals alongside academics, offering you an insight into current practice.
Your training will consist of intensive
evidence-based academic work and
hands-on workplace experience. You will
have considerable interaction with patients
from early on in your studies.
The degree is designed to meet the
requirements of the Department of
Health’s Competence and Curriculum
Framework for the Physician Associate.
This has been designed to maximise the
sustainability and transferability of the role
across the NHS. Our first cohort of students graduated in 2017 — the pass rate for the programme was 100% and all of our graduates have found jobs within the NHS.
Please note the PGDip Physician Associate programme is being redesigned and we expect to offer a two-year MSc Physician Associate programme. This would maintain and enhance all the areas of excellence demonstrated in our current programme.
Reading is ideally placed in south-east England, with London and Oxford just half an hour away by train. Within a 25-mile radius of Reading, there are 10 NHS trusts and 16 Clinical Commissioning Groups.