Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes (Online Delivery)

This clinically-focussed course in diabetes is run with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc and provides post-qualification preparation for roles in diabetes specialist teams, diabetes specialist nursing, practice nursing and allied health professionals aiming to provide diabetes services in primary care. It is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver a first rate diabetes service, and independently access information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for diabetes care.

Delivered entirely online, the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes focuses on the person with diabetes and supports the improvement of care. It recognises the contribution of the whole diabetes team and prepares professionals for specialist practice. The curriculum is based on the International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education produced by the International Diabetes Federation and meets the highest international standards for diabetes education. On successful completion of this course you could go on to study the MSc Diabetes.

Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 1 Years September On Line 8
Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 1 Years September On Line 8

Modules

The postgraduate diploma in diabetes starts with a one day residential induction of clinically focussed teaching at the University’s Glyntaff campus, followed by these modules:

  • Principles of Diabetes
  • Approaches to Care
  • Promoting Self Care
  • Management of Diabetes
  • Complications (1)
  • Complications (2)

Each easy to use online module will last six weeks, using real life case problems linked to forum based discussions, a reflective portfolio, group activities and a case-based examination.

Teaching

The postgraduate diploma in diabetes course is delivered by an innovative and experienced team who have an established international reputation in diabetes and medical education. You will develop problem-solving skills in preparation for leadership roles in the global context of diabetes care.

You will be taught and assessed entirely on-line. At the outset, there is an optional one day residential programme providing an overview of the course and the study skills required.

Assessment

Students are assessed across the following components of the module:

  • Clinical case scenarios with case based discussion
  • Individual learning portfolio
  • Group/individual activity
  • Case based Examination

Facilities

As part of your online studies you will have access to the Learning Resources Centre materials at the University of South Wales. FINDit is the University’s portal which allows you to search for over 13,000 full-text journal articles, news articles, conference proceedings and approximately 160 databases via one search box- the majority of these materials are accessible online. Interactive study skills modules are available to study via Blackboard to enable you to utilise the library services fully.

First degree or equivalent (including international qualifications)

Health-related background

APL may be negotiated on an individual basis

Fees

The PGDip and MSc Diabetes courses are run in conjunction with a partner company and do not attract standard university fees. The fees for 2016/17 are £3,780 for the PGDip Diabetes and a further £3,780 for the MSc Diabetes, for both home and international students. Further details can be obtained from Katie Lowe at info@diploma-msc.com or by visiting the Diploma MSc website.

Additional costs apply should you choose to attend the one day induction course at the University of South Wales or in South Africa, which include travel and potential residential costs.

All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.

August 2016 - July 2017 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU:  £630  per 20 credits.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

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Admissions statement 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes course has direct relevance to the demands of working roles and will assist in career enhancement and support specialisation. It is envisaged that most students will be in diabetes-related posts or aspiring to such positions.

The course provides appropriate post qualification preparation for roles in diabetes specialist teams, diabetes specialist nursing, practice nursing and allied health professionals aiming to provide diabetes services in primary care. Similarly, pharmaceutical companies are keen to support their representatives in postgraduate education and this qualification will be perceived favourably in career progression and specialisation.

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