This PGDip/MSc programme is of particular interest to trainees in diabetes, general practioners or other health workers wishing to gain expertise in diabetes and obesity.
Diabetes mellitus is one of the world's leading killers and is responsible for an increasing amount of preventable disease. All countries, developed and developing, recognise the importance of diabetes to their health care systems. Many countries, including the UK, are actively pursuing rationalisation and specialisation programmes for the care of patients with diabetes and obesity. The delivery of these programmes requires people expert in diabetes and obesity from both a theoretical and practical aspect. Many countries rely on Specialists to advise and lead their health care system even if delivery of the care uses a population focus and/or the primary care sector.
This programme will:
- Provide you with a broad and critical understanding of the most up-to-date science and practice of diabetes care relevant to both primary and secondary care - Give you a thorough grounding in the principles underlying diabetes and obesity and diabetes - Develop a broad and critical understanding of developments in diabetes and obesity
Didactic learning will provide background science and practical knowledge relevant to the development and delivery of core clinical functions in the management of obesity and diabetes. This will be augmented with in-course assessments to demonstrate students' understanding and progression. Completion of the course may be considered favourably by training bodies and prospective employers.
Qualification requirements for the course are MB BS or basic medical degree or good bioscience degree (generally 2:1 or better) from universities recognised by the University of London. Candidates should generally have worked for one year after registration (two-three years post qualification). Applicants may be interviewed prior to acceptance and course entry may be competitive. Students must have access to a suitable computer and broadband access to the internet. Availability of minimum system specifications for using 'QMplus' is required.
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London
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