Physician Assistant (Anaesthesia) Postgraduate Diploma

This programme is intended for existing health care practitioners or graduates with a science background who wish to work as part of the anaesthetic team. The Physicians' Assistant (Anaesthesia) is a health professional who will expand the anaesthetic service and make operating theatres work more efficiently. You will work alongside other members of the anaesthetic team and under the supervision of your anaesthetist.

The programme will develop a practitioner role that enables the anaesthesia team to have more staff working differently. Presently in the UK only doctors who have had specialist training in anaesthesia can administer anaesthetics. The PA(A) is a health professional who will expand the anaesthetic service and make operating theatres work more efficiently. You will work alongside other members of the anaesthetic team and under the supervision of your anaesthetist.

Postgraduate Diploma Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
27 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Registered health care practitioners (eg, nurses, operating department practitioners) require 1 or both of the following: at least 3 years' full-time, post-qualification work experience in a relevant area, and evidence of recent (within 3 years) and successful academic activity; a 1st degree in a health-related subject. New entrants to health care (graduates or graduate equivalent) require: a biomedical science or biological science background; preferably a 2nd Class Honours degree or better, or other evidence of recent and successful academic activity; a demonstrable commitment to a career in health care.

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