University of Leicester Online Masters in Diabetes Care
The Distance Learning Masters in Diabetes Care is designed by specialists and the experienced, high profile academic staff from the Diabetes Centre and the University of Leicester UK.
This post graduate degree incorporates a range of modules, combining the most topical thinking around clinical care and research in adults with practical examples and evidence-based diabetes care that can be applied in real-life.
The Distance Learning Masters in Diabetes Care allows you to develop your knowledge of diabetes care and choose topics in which to specialise. The core modules look at aspects of clinical presentation and management in diabetes with a further core module investigating injectable therapies.
Benefits of the Masters in Diabetes Care
The course will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care.
The ongoing research published by the Leicester Diabetes Centre ensures that all the online materials you use will be relevant and up to date.
You will become part of the Distance Learning Diabetes Community providing the opportunity for networking and sharing best practice.
Distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around existing work commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.
Career Path after Masters in Diabetes Care
Diabetes is affecting people across the world in epidemic proportions. It is therefore an area that requires more and more experts in this field.
Successful students will have the skills to specialise in diabetes, which may lead to career progression.
Entry Requirements – Masters in Diabetes Care
Medical or nursing degree or similar recognised professional qualification with a minimum of three years’ clinical experience in the field of diabetes.
Or, 2:1 degree in biological, health or social sciences. You must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in diabetes either through a formal interview process or references. Applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree may be considered.
Or, extensive experience in health or social care research or management, preferably in the field of diabetes; or extensive prior clinical/medical training, preferably in the field of diabetes. You must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in diabetes through references
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.
This module covers the key components of diabetes management and has been specifically developed to provide you with a good understanding of all the current and latest therapeutic developments.
This module provides you with an in-depth overview of the complications associated with diabetes to equip the you with the knowledge and confidence to advise and support people with these conditions.
This module will provide you with the fundamental knowledge, skills and competency required in applied health research, research from a clinical or healthcare perspective.
Choose three option modules from:
If you’re a for healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes inpatient care such as specialist registrars, diabetes specialist nurses, consultant diabetologists, podiatrists, pharmacists and ward nurses, then this is the module for you.
Children and Young People with Diabetes
This comprehensive module has been developed by a talented team of paediatric specialists to advance your knowledge and skills as healthcare professionals in diagnosing and managing diabetes in children and young people, which can be particularly challenging.
Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes
If you are a healthcare professionals or someone with an interest in obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes, then this is the module for you. You’ll gain an insight into the complex link between obesity and health, specifically in relation to type 2 diabetes. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the screening and detection methods for obesity and type 2 diabetes, and consider the evidence base to both prevent and manage these conditions at both an individual and a population level.
Advanced Injectable Therapies
This module will meet your needs as a health care professionals who would like to advance your knowledge and confidence in both initiating and managing injectable therapies. The module covers practical skills but is also grounded in the latest evidence-based medicine.
Self-management and Lifestyle Behaviour Change
Supporting someone with diabetes to become a successful self-manager is critical to good outcomes, whether clinical, psychological or emotional. This module will help you to develop skills to support self-care in people with diabetes and other long term conditions.
Diabetes and the Older Person
On this module, you will study the pharmacology of dementia, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and of reducing cardiovascular risk for the older person with diabetes. Together we will explore the issues experienced by and the impact of these on the older person with diabetes and discuss the importance of screening for complications of diabetes in the older person, in particular eyes, feet and kidneys. You will also investigate the impact of exercise and good nutrition on older people with diabetes, as well as the concept of frailty and its relationship to nutrition and exercise.