Diabetes is a growing worldwide epidemic. Consequently, emphasis is placed on tackling this disease through all members of the multidisciplinary team.
The MSc Diabetes course provides a progression route for the postgraduate diabetes diploma course offered by the University.
This clinically-focussed online course is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver a first rate diabetes service. The curriculum is based on the International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education produced by the International Diabetes Federation and therefore meets the highest international standards for diabetes education.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
Independent Prescribing Module (taught at University)
Learning and teaching methods
The course begins with an optional one day induction programme providing an overview of the course and the study skills required at the University’s Glyntaff campus.
The Professional project involves writing up to 10,500 words on a practice issue. You will be assigned a supervisor to guide you.
Students undertaking the Independent Prescribing module will need to attend the University as this is not taught online. This module will enable eligible nurses and pharmacists to become an Independent Prescriber as part of their MSc qualification.
The course has direct relevance to the demands of working roles and will assist in career enhancement and support specialisation. It is envisaged that most students will be in diabetes-related posts or aspiring to such positions.
This degree provides appropriate post qualification preparation for roles in diabetes specialist teams, diabetes specialist nursing, practice nursing and allied health professionals aiming to provide diabetes services in primary care. Similarly, pharmaceutical companies are keen to support their representatives in postgraduate education and this qualification will be perceived favourably in career progression and specialisation.
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