Taught course

Lower Limb Preservation in Diabetes

Ulster University · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must have:

  • An Honours or non-Honours degree in a relevant medical, nursing or allied health profession from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or
  • An equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and
  • Where applicable be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council or other relevant professional governing body; and
  • Have a minimum of one year’s post-qualification experience (excluding course attendance); and
  • Be working in an area of practice relevant to the programme that enables clinical interaction with colleagues working in the field of lower limb preservation and ongoing access to clients.

Months of entry


Course content

Several landmark studies have demonstrated that, through a comprehensive package of treatment and support, the complications of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can be prevented or significantly delayed, enabling people with diabetes to live longer and healthier lives (Global Diabetes Plan 2011-2021). The sheer complexity of diabetic disease presents a need for integrated care provision at all stages of the patients journey; in particular for those who are elderly and infirm, those who have had a longer duration of diabetes and those with multiple morbidities and medications. Integrated care is pivotal as it is provided by multiple groups of professionals, often with conflicting priorities which can lead to fragmentation of care, poorer outcomes and complications, were not working as part of a multidisciplinary care team.

Integrated diabetes care is described as:

  • “An approach that seeks to improve the quality of care for individual patients, service users and carers by ensuring that services are well co-ordinated around their needs”.

This course aims to meet, in part, the key strategy of the Global Diabetes Plan by the provision of an international educational programme that takes an integrated approach to the management of diabetic disease and its effects in the lower limb.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    18-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    9-12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Jill  Cundell 
+44(0)28 9036 6098