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MSc Diabetes

Course Description

The world prevalence of diabetes amongst adults is increasing year on year and diabetes care is a specialism that is becoming increasingly important for populations both nationally and internationally. As a result diabetes care is an area of growth and demand for services of qualified clinical staff in diabetes is therefore high.

The Leicester Diabetes Centre now forms one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research, dynamic clinical services and teaching in diabetes. On this distance learning course you will benefit from the specialist knowledge of the experienced and high profile academic staff from the Centre and the University of Leicester. The ongoing research published by the Leicester Diabetes Centre ensures that all the online materials you use will be relevant and up to date.

This degree comprises a range of approved, accredited modules, combining the most topical thinking around clinical care and research in adults with practical examples of how novel research and evidence-based diabetes care can be applied in real life, clinical settings.

The course is studied part-time; it allows you to develop knowledge of diabetes care and choose areas 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. Option modules look at prevention of diabetes, foundation research and self-management and lifestyle behaviour change. You will become part of the Distance Learning Diabetes Community providing the opportunity for networking and sharing best practice.

The course will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care.

Distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around existing work commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment. Our course is ideal for healthcare professionals who wish to specialise in diabetes in either primary or secondary care.

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

Entry Requirements

> Medical or nursing degree or similar recognised professional qualification with 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 / 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.

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