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Diabetes MSc

Course Description


The incidence of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has been increasing worldwide. This programme aims to inform and equip the practitioner with the necessary skills to function in a modern biomedical/clinical environment specialising in caring for the diabetes patient, and will be relevant to researchers, day-to-day NHS hospital and general practice.

Why study with us?

The Masters programme is delivered by a research-active group of academic staff, supplemented by Clinicians and Biomedical Scientists.
You will receive training in research skills required in the interpretation of the literature and in translating that into evidence based practice.
The programme is mapped to The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Speciality Training Curriculum for Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus.
If research is your interest, successful completion of the MSc will allow you to register onto one of our PhD programmes.

The learning experience

Our course investigates the different types of diabetes and various complications in detail. You will review current guidelines and their evidence base in the therapeutic management of diabetes, and explore potential new therapies.
Seminars and tutorials will be held with various healthcare professionals and clinical researchers. You will also attend diabetes clinics in one of our partner Hospital Trusts.

Modules are delivered as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment. Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning – all held in our new modern facilities in Bache Hall on the Countess of Chester Hospital Campus.
Total contact hours for the whole programme are 360 hours out of a total study time of 1800 hours.
You will be assessed via coursework, which may focus on case studies, clinical reviews, laboratory reports, posters or oral presentations
The programme culminates in the Research Dissertation, which is assessed through your production of two publishable scientific articles.

See: http://www.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/diabetes

Visit the Diabetes MSc page on the University of Chester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate undergraduate degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g. in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.Applications are invited from:• junior doctors• NHS staff• international students with appropriate qualifications• international doctors or healthcare professionals• those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.

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