Entry requirements

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Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Diabetes Practice aims to equip healthcare professionals, who have a special interest in diabetes, with an advanced clinical knowledge of diabetes and diabetes-related issues as they present in practice.

The MSc Diabetes Practice aims to equip healthcare professionals, who have a special interest in diabetes, with an advanced clinical knowledge of diabetes and diabetes-related issues as they present in practice. It aims to do this by providing up-to-date clinical information with treatment and referral guidelines for those living with diabetes and experiencing diabetic complications seen in practice. The programme supports graduates to deliver novel, transformational approaches to improve the quality of care for people living with or at risk of developing diabetes, from theoretical and patient-based care to population-based care. By studying on this programme, you will be equipped to support health teams to create system wide change with vast improvements in outcomes. It provides an educational experience that fulfils the needs of healthcare services in supporting the development of outstanding care for the future within the field of diabetology, allowing responsive transformational changes to be made and evaluated, promoting continued improvement. This is increasingly important in a sector of heath care that is seeing rapid technological and therapeutic changes.

The programme will help you to assess where current gaps lie in the care that is delivered from a systems perspective in an integrated way, and you will be supported in reaching the correct diagnosis and management, addressing unmet clinical needs and improving patient outcomes.

The aim of the programme is to:

  1. Provide a comprehensive programme of diabetes education for healthcare professionals.
  2. Establish a stimulating environment for research, teaching and learning about diabetes to develop critical thinkers who are able to synthesise evidence to reflect innovatively and lead on the prevention, reduction of impact, assessment and management of this condition.
  3. Deliver truly up-to-date teaching in the field of diabetes treatment, research, technology and therapeutics
  4. Conceptualise those living with long-term conditions as individuals requiring differing approaches to care which may focus on symptom management rather than cure and use robust evidence to support self-management and social prescribing among other more long-term condition management interventions.
  5. Develop practitioners with life-long, adult learning principles to transform health care responding to the needs of people living with or likely to develop diabetes and their families, providing role models for their peers.
  6. Develop leadership and evaluation skills in the delivery of care.
  7. Encourage a culture for training of healthcare professionals by the development of a network of experienced clinical teachers.

The course is a development of the Cardiff University Diabetes Research Unit which has an international reputation for teaching and research in diabetes. It seeks to encourage critical thinking and improve the understanding of diabetes and diabetes related topics. You will be equipped not only with current factual knowledge, but will also have the opportunity to learn about strategies aimed at considering how best to deal with future advances in therapy and management.

Distinctive features

  1. Up-to-date, clinically focused teaching, through engaging case studies that use evidence synthesis to evaluate clinical innovations within diabetes care, providing an applicable clinical context to the learning materials.
  2. Learn about strategies aimed at considering how best to deal with future advances in technology, therapy, and management in this fast-moving field.
  3. Innovative eLearning delivery supports a community of practice, allowing students to engage in debate and discussion with peers and the faculty of experts, as well as using reflection on their own clinical practice as a learning tool.
  4. Gain valuable research skills to address clinically meaningful questions applicable to your field of practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Enquiries
Email
enquiry@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 20187 4455