Taught course

Diabetes Best Practice

University of Southampton · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Second-class degree, or relevant professional qualification or post-qualifying professional experience.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This programme is designed to equip workforces and individuals with the skills and knowledge to meet future diabetes healthcare demands in the UK and beyond. Broad training from internationally respected experts across the University provides the skills you need to understand and manage people with diabetes, helping you support adults and young people more effectively and improve your healthcare provision through the transfer of knowledge. Our individually tailored programme is aligned to Diabetes UK best practice and World Health Organisation recommendations. Available full-and part-time and as a PG Dip and PG Cert.

Core modules:

  • Foundations of Diabetes;
  • Clinical Research Skills;
  • and Dissertation module.

Optional modules:

  • Diabetes in the Young;
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Through the Ages;
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status;
  • Modern Management of Diabetes, Nutrition and Pharmacology;
  • Introduction to Management of Diabetes in Primary and Secondary Care (adult module);
  • Work-based Learning in Diabetes; a
  • nd modules from a range across the University including Leadership in the NHS;
  • Prescribing Skills, Developing Public Health Practice;
  • Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation;
  • and Public Health, Law and Ethics.

For further information, please see our website.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
12-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
12-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

44 (0)23 8120 6925