Diabetes Online Courses
Over 4 million people in the UK currently live with diabetes. This represents 6% of the UK population. Internationally, diabetes is an even bigger problem, affecting 19% of the population in the UAE, for example.
Diabetes and its complications create substantial economic problems for patients and their families. It also accounts for a large consumption of health system resources and national economies through direct medical costs and loss of work.
As a healthcare professional, you can make a significant contribution to solving this problem by improving your specialist knowledge and skills in treating and preventing the condition.
- The PGDip/MSc in Diabetes is our most established course - since 2010 over 1,000 healthcare professionals have completed it.
- Our team of over 40 expert course tutors deliver to the highest standard and at affordable prices.
- Students may apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes as a standalone qualification, or the MSc in Diabetes as a two-year course firstly completing the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), followed by the MSc (60 credits).
Is this course for me?
The course is designed for individuals who wish to have a greater understanding of the care of people with diabetes, particularly General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Podiatrists, Pharmacists, Dieticians and Pharmaceutical Representatives.
Applicants will typically be health professionals who have daily exposure to people with diabetes. You may be part of a team which delivers care, a leader of that team, or an individual who treats people with diabetes
What will I learn?
You will cover the following topics as part of the Postgraduate Diploma:
- Principles of Diabetes
- Approaches to Care
- Promoting Self Care
- Management of Diabetes
- Complications (microvascular)
- Complications (macrovascular)
You will also submit the following if you choose to progress onto the Master’s course:
- Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
- Professional Project
What can I do with this course?
Dr Kevin Fernando
PgDip in Diabetes
Dr Fernando is a GP from Scotland that qualified in Diabetes MSc with a distinction, then went on to tutor for Diploma MSc. Most recently has become the chair of the Primary Care Diabetes Society of the UK and in 2018 became the Senior Editor of GPNotebook. Kevin is a national opinion leader in diabetes and is a regular national and international speaker.
Hamish van Wyk
MSc in Diabetes
Hamish passed the Diabetes Diploma with Distinction and now has become Director for Education at the CDE in South Africa. The CDE is a group of over 100 South African Clinics.
Dr Samit Ghosal
MSc in Diabetes
Dr Ghosal is a Consultant Diabetologist in Kolkata. He is an alumnus of our Diabetes Course and is now a tutor on the same course. A national opinion leader in diabetes in India, Dr Ghosal has published over 30 articles in diabetes since qualifying and is Secretary of IDEA-CON, the biggest diabetes conference in India, attracting over 10,000 delegates.
Apply now for the Postgraduate Diploma.