This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program:

Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2012

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

External

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

No new enrolments in 2012

A bachelor's degree in biological or health sciences or a related field with a GPA of at least 4.0; OR GCPhysAssistSt with a GPA of 4.5; and one year direct patient care experience; and interview.

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2012:

Fee information for 2012 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2011.

Indicative annual fee 2011: AUD$ 14500

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Enquiries for Australian students

Email:

Phone:

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This program is not available to International students.

Why study the Master of Physician Assistant Studies?

No new enrolments in 2012

This program equips students with the theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary to become a PA. The program provides broad, generalised medical training with an emphasis on primary care, health maintenance and disease prevention. The curriculum includes the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with diseases, particularly those more commonly seen in general practice. Students develop interviewing and physical examination skills, and also study the fundamentals of health care delivery.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

No new enrolments in 2012

A bachelor's degree in biological or health sciences or a related field with a GPA of at least 4.0; OR GCPhysAssistSt with a GPA of 4.5; and one year direct patient care experience; and interview.

Additional application information

International students may not undertake this program. Final selection into the program is based on the length and quality of professional experience, referee's reports, a personal statement and an interview.

How to apply

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - January 29 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

No new enrolments in 2012

A bachelor's degree in biological or health sciences or a related field with a GPA of at least 4.0; OR GCPhysAssistSt with a GPA of 4.5; and one year direct patient care experience; and interview.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the .

Click here for application procedures for International students.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2012:

Fee information for 2012 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2011.

Indicative annual fee 2011: AUD$ 14500

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 0

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2012 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Careers

A Physician Assistant (PA) is a midlevel health care practitioner working under the delegated authority of a medical practitioner. At the core of the physician assistant profession is a team approach to patient care. With this approach a PA is able to provide continuity of care, increase provider accessibility and improve quality of life for both patients and practitioners to better meet the long-term needs of the community.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Physician Assistant Studies

To complete the Master of Physician Assistant Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

The total units and other specific requirements a student needs to take in order to receive this award. Program requirements should be read in conjunction with the Program rules and General Award Rules. A student is required to obtain #24 units from the MPhysAsstSt program list.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: