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Physician Assistant - Medizinische Assistenz Bachelor of Science

Forging tomorrow's physician assistants

In their Physician Assistant (PA) studies at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, students specifically receive their training at the interfaces between people, medicine, technology and the healthcare industry, thus qualifying them to the best extent possible for the special requirements of the field and equipping them with the necessary skills to provide practical support to doctors in clinics and medical practices.

Why choose this programme

  • Closely meshed theory and practical application

    In two complete professional practice semesters of at least twenty weeks, the theoretical knowledge and skills acquired up to that point in the programme are applied directly in the professional field working for local medical partner institutions. The work placement partners for these phases of knowledge and skills transfer are clinics and outpatient facilities, but other medical institutions may also be included.

Your future as a physician assistant

Activities, research and professional profile

Potential places of employment for physician assistants in professional practice include:
• polyclinics and hospitals
• rehabilitation clinics
• day-care clinics
• allied health centres
• medical centres and doctors' surgeries and
• general medical and specialist outpatient facilities.

Possible areas of employment for physician assistants exist primarily in clinical areas:
• surgery
• internal medicine
• anaesthesia and intensive care
• accident and emergency departments and ambulatory emergency care and
• functional diagnostics and therapy.

Facts about the study programme

  • Degree of Studies

    Bachelor of Science
  • Study Form

    Full-time study
  • Term of Admission

  • Term of Admission

    Winter semester
  • Main Course Language

  • Standard Period of Study

    8 Semester

Unlock your potential

The course content in the attendance phases on campus focuses on reinforcing the scientific basics in physics, chemistry and molecular biology and in core medical subjects such as anatomy, physiology and pathology. Furthermore, the relevant disciplines of clinical medicine are supplemented by topics such as diagnostic and therapeutic treatment methods, hygiene, microbiology and pharmacology, as well as content on topics of communication, medical law, health economics, and health management and medical ethics. Study modules consisting of courses with theoretical content and content in preparation for practical application take place on the premises of the university. The practical application modules flanking the course of studies in semesters 1 to 3 take place in regional clinics and are supervised there by medical mentors. The main purpose of these modules is to give PA students workplace experience of classical therapeutic practices at an earlier stage of their studies. It also allows them to assess their personal suitability for this profession and sensitises them to everyday routine at clinics and medical practices. This allows students to be supervised in small groups at an early stage of their studies. They also become familiar with patients in an everyday medical setting and are introduced in a problem-oriented manner to the tasks that their work as PAs will entail in the future.

Programme overview

Admission and application

Learn more about the study programme

Physician Assistant

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Physician Assistant

Hi everyone! I am Hicret and have been studying Physician Assistant at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences since October 2022. If you have any questions about the degree program, the lectures or student life in Bremerhaven in general, please feel free to contact me at any time. I look forward to hearing from you.