Advancing Diabetes Care Module / MSc / PgCert / Pg dip

Advancing Diabetes Care Module / MSc / PgCert / Pg dip


This programme is a collaboration between Birmingham City University and the University Hospitals Birmingham Diabetes Team. This is an online course with the option of bespoke flying faculty delivery available for international partners.

This innovative programme is designed to help you gain a greater understanding of the complexities of living with diabetes and how best to support and enable effective individualised self-management. It is suitable for healthcare professionals including GPs, hospital-based doctors, specialist nurses and practice nurses, midwives, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists, psychologists and other roles in many healthcare sectors.

You will develop a wide range of skills, learn about new and emerging evidence and gain critical understanding in diabetes care. You will acquire knowledge to develop and improve clinical practice in the care of people living with diabetes across the age span. You will take an evidence-based holistic approach to the provision and delivery of individualised diabetes care.

This programme has been designed in collaboration with clinical colleagues and blends theoretical approaches with practicalities of service development and person-centred care approaches. The international dimension of diabetes and application of culturally appropriate diabetes care in different environments and resources underpins this programme. Through different modules, you will explore your employment situation, recognise the potential for excellence in practice-led care, extend and enhance your employability and career progression. You will also identify ways in which you can improve your practice and services in order to pioneer new interdisciplinary service developments.

The programme will enable practitioners working in various aspects of care, with people either at risk of or living with diabetes, to develop knowledge and skills in diabetes care. You will develop analytical skills through interactive online learning opportunities, so that you are able to critically examine practices within the context of the legislative and professional frameworks of your own country.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of two years in your area of area of clinical practice and a first degree or evidence of recent professionally related study at diploma or degree level. Or

Evidence of study at degree level including in research methods.

A certified ILETS score of 6.0 is required.

Career Prospects

The international dimension of diabetes and application of culturally appropriate diabetes care in different environments and resources underpins this programme. The modules will allow you to explore your employment situation, recognise the potential for excellence in practice-led care, extend and enhance your employability and career progression and identify ways in which you can improve your practice and services and pioneer new interdisciplinary service developments.

By undertaking the core modules and then tailoring your programme with a choice of bespoke optional modules you can tailor your MSc to best suit your individual and service lead needs. This facilitates you creating your MSc to best fit your service, your personal development and expands your employability upon completion.  Your MSc will advance your diabetes clinical practice and research skills to enable you to deliver sophisticated person-centred diabetes care whilst embracing new and emerging evidence into your daily practice.

Course Details

To complete a Postgraduate Certificate you will need 60 credits including the core module - Effective person-centred diabetes education.  

To complete a Postgraduate Diploma you will need 120 credits including all core modules, except the dissertation.

To complete the MSc you will need to complete 180 credits. 70 credits of optional modules are required to gain the 180 credits needed for the MSc.

Core modules
Effective Person-centred Diabetes Education
Research: Methods of Enquiry
Leadership in Diabetes Care
Dissertation

Optional modules
Prevention and Screening in Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes – Opportunities and Complexities
Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Effective Diabetes Care for Pregnancy
Psychological and Psycho-social Aspects of Diabetes
Children and Young People's Diabetes Care
Care and Prevention of Diabetes-related Complications
Physical Activity Management in Diabetes Care

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