Taught course

The Diabetes Epidemic: a Patient-Centred Approach (online)

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Entry requirements

Undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare workers and the general public.

Months of entry


Course content

Start date: 28th November 2016

Delivered by: University of Dundee and NHS Scotland

About the course

The number of people with diabetes type-2 is rising rapidly and the global health economic impact is massive. Rising rates of type 2 diabetes may relate to increasing obesity, an aging population, changes to diet and adoption of more sedentary behaviours. There is a need to increase awareness about diabetes prevention, potential complications and treatment amongst the general public and health care providers.

This course aims to provide accessible material that emphasises the human element and self-care aspects of living with this chronic condition. It will facilitate learning through interactive media and peer discussion to enhancing knowledge around how diabetes develops, potential treatments, associated disease complications, global challenges, quality care and self-management practices.

This course is brought to you by a unique partnership between:

  • The University of Dundee, a world leader in medical education, diabetes research, quality diabetes patient care and health informatics.

  • NHS Scotland MyDiabetesMyWay, the award winning NHS Scotland online self-management portal for patients and carers.

With contributions from:

  • Diabetes Scotland, the national diabetes charity, working as an advocate for patients and health care providers.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
1 months

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