The MSc Diabetes Care and Management programme equips Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) from all backgrounds with the in-depth knowledge and understanding required to deliver the best care to patients with diabetes.
Diabetes is a disease that is on the increase worldwide. The demands on HCPs are rising at an alarming rate and HCPs need the education basis to provide competent appropriate care.
The programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of diabetes, allowing integration of key discipline areas in the understanding of the biology of the disease, its diagnosis and the understanding of the complications of diabetes, their prevention and management. It emphasises the importance of research and development in the subject area and exposes you to the latest advances in the understanding of health and disease; equipping you with the competencies to take part in active research.
Many of our graduates go on to work in the field of diabetes – in general practice, in hospitals and in industry. Some with a suitable medical background choose to study for the UK General Medical Council exams (PLAB 1 and 2) and go on to work in the NHS.
Our top six students undertake a short clinical attachment at a local hospital.
Examples of research in diabetes underpinning the MSc programme include: -Obesity and vascular changes in type 2 diabetes -Adypocyte pathophysiology in diabetes -Diabetes and the feto-placental circulation -Novel in-vitro methods of assessing vascular function in health and disease -The efficacy of urea cream in the control of anhidrosis in diabetic autonomic neuropathy -Alteration of vascular reactivity by insulin and cortisol -Effect of glucose concentration on blood vessel contractibility -Visual testing and testing of eye disease
It is possible to undertake Diabetes Care: A Multi Professional Approach, as a stand alone CPD certificate and gain credits towards a future Masters level degree.