MSc Physician Associate Induction Information January 2019

Please refer back to this page during your induction weeks in case of last minute changes.

It is a good idea to:

  • read before you arrive
  • follow any links and check instructions
  • bring with you any documents, etc where these are specified.

Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

If you have not already done so, please upload a photograph of yourself using the e@pplicant page: https://eservices.plymouth.ac.uk/app/ following the online instructions. This photo will appear on your University Card, which is issued to you when you attend the enrolment session on Monday 7 January 2019 please ensure you bring your passport with you as identification. Without this photo, your University Card cannot be produced and will be delayed getting to you.

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Monday 7 January 2019

9:30–10:30 Welcome Pack Collection , Faculty Office, John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Welcome pack collection with Lucy Babb and Amy Kemp 

10:30–11:00  Welcome, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Welcome to all students enrolled on the MSc Physicians Associate Studies by Adele Hill, Nick Cooper and Hisham Khalil

11:00–12:00 Getting the most from the course and Year 1, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Your next two years at a glance, with a main focus on the Year 1 curriculum 

13:00–13:30 Student Support with Debbie Couch, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Overview of support services available for all students of Plymouth University

13:30-14:00 Faculty office introduction with Lucy Babb and Amy Kemp, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

14:00–15:00 Discovery Library Tour with Laura Coysh,  Discovery Library, Level 5, Terence Lewis Building, Derriford Hospital


Tuesday 8 January 2019

9:00–10:00 Introduction to Digital Learning Environment  C303 and C304, Portland Square Building, UoP Main Campus

Introduction to our virtual learning environment by the TelMed team

10:00–11:00 Life Science Induction with Carol Price-Thomas, Debbie Kirvell Room C303 and C304, LSRC, Portland Square Building, UoP Main Campus

Introduction to LSRC this session will give you an idea as to what to expect during these teaching sessions. You will also be introduced to all the amazing resources we have for you to use. Finally, you will have an introduction to anatomical terminology to get you started learning this new language and understanding its importance in the clinical setting.

11:00–12:00 Introduction to University Library with Chris Johns, C303 and C304, Portland Square Building, UoP Main Campus

13:00–15:00 Anatomy Introduction with Lauren Carr, C303 and C304, Portland Square, UoP Main Campus


Wednesday 9 January 2019

9:00–9:30 Being a PA with Paul Morgan, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park

9:30–11:30 Curriculum Overview, assessment and Remediation with Adele hill and Lucy Babb, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park

11:30–12:00 Assessment Database (ADB) with Laura Grieve, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park

13:00–16:00 Learning as a Postgraduate with Adele Hill, LSRC John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park


Thursday 10 January 2019

10:00–12:00 Clinical Skills Induction Part 1 Clinical Skills Resource Centre, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

This introduction to CSRC will give you an idea as to what to expect during these teaching sessions. You will also be introduced to all the amazing resources we have for you to use. 

13:00–14:00  Occupational Health drop-in session with Alison Williams, Derriford Leisure for Health and Wellbeing, Derriford Hospital, Derriford

14:00–16:00 Clinical Skills Induction Part 2 Clinical Skills Resource Centre, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

This session will focus upon Basic life support skills, and the use of an automated external defibrillator. You will be trained to recognise when to deliver life support skills and how use the defibrillator. 

16:00–17:00  IBL session 1 with Paul Morgan and Adele Hill, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford


Friday 11 January 2019

9:00–11:00  Professionalism, Anxiety and Resilience with Adele Hill and Denise Meyer, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

11:00–12:00 - Professionalism with Ann Rigby-Jones, LSRC, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

13:00–  Social and Meet the Programme Team at the Jack Rabbit, Derriford

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