Education and training

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences offer a wide-range of educational and training courses designed to equip individuals with the latest knowledge and skill sets required in today’s dynamic primary care environment.

Primary care nursing

The School of Nursing offers programmes to develop highly skilled registered allied health professionals, nurses and midwives to enable delivery of advanced clinical practice in primary care.

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Physician Associate

Working in partnership with hospitals and practices in the Midlands and beyond, the University of Birmingham has been training Physician Associates since 2008. Physician Associate (formerly known as Physician Assistant) is a rapidly growing healthcare role in the UK, working alongside doctors in hospitals and in GP surgeries. Physician Associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.

View the Physician Associate Diploma

View the Physician Associate MSc 

Pharmacy and Prescribing education

The School of Pharmacy has a number of primary educational roles in primary care including the MPharm train that trains pharmacists for primary care roles in the community in addition to hospital and other settings and the Certificate in Independent Prescribing training programme for pharmacists and allied health professionals predominantly based in primary care.

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Continuing Professional Development

The College of Medical and Dental Science offers a wide range of CPD courses that can enhance clinical and research expertise in the primary care environment. Courses include: 


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