Diabetes is a growing worldwide epidemic. Consequently, emphasis is placed on tackling this disease through all members of the multidisciplinary team.
This clinically-focussed one year online postgraduate diploma in diabetes is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver a first rate diabetes service, and independently access information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for diabetes care. This course focuses on the person with diabetes and supports the improvement of care, and recognises the contribution of the whole diabetes team and prepares professionals for specialist practice.
The curriculum is based on the International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education produced by the International Diabetes Federation and 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.
The postgraduate diploma in diabetes starts with a one day residential induction of clinically focussed teaching at the University’s Glyntaff campus, followed by these modules:
Principles of Diabetes
Approaches to Care
Promoting Self Care
Management of Diabetes
Each easy to use online module will last six weeks, using real life case problems linked to forum based discussions, a reflective portfolio, group activities and a case-based examination.
Learning and teaching methods
The postgraduate diploma in diabetes course is delivered by an innovative and experienced team who have an established international reputation in diabetes and medical education. You will develop problem-solving skills in preparation for leadership roles in the global context of diabetes care.
You will be taught and assessed entirely on-line. At the outset, there is an optional one day residential programme providing an overview of the course and the study skills required.
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.
The course 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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