Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Course details

The course leaders regard integration of theory and practice as fundamental to clinical learning. Theory is delivered via blended learning with a mix of lectures, small group tutorials, problem-based learning and you will experience medicine in both hospital and community attachments.

What can you expect during the MSc in Physician Associate Studies programme at RCSI?

  • Focus on patient care
  • One to one mentoring and advice
  • Blended learning and peer-to-peer teaching
  • Excellent simulation facilities
  • Working across healthcare environments
  • Career enhancement
  • Becoming a vital member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Variety and scope within your role as PA
Physician Associate Studies Curriculum
Year Module Qualification

1 and 2

  • Foundations of Clinical Medicine
  • Clinical Medicine and Practice
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare (dissertation)
  • Clinical Practice
MSc in Physician Associate Studies

You will now be qualified to practice as a PA