Postgraduate Diploma Diabetes

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Combining practical and case-based learning, delivered by a network of local and global diabetes experts, this online Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes learning programme gives participants a deep understanding of all aspects of diabetes management in primary care, enabling graduates to excel in their healthcare career.

This programme is validated by the University of Warwick, ranked in the top 10 in the United Kingdom and 54th in the world. 

Designed specifically to cater to healthcare professionals in primary care settings, the programme is based on international best practice in diabetes education and follows the patient journey from diagnosis to old age. It is delivered through a blended programme of workshops and face-to-face online tutorials, using best practice in medical education.

Participants receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes in Primary Care from the University of Warwick - a globally renowned centre of excellence in diabetes education.

Apply today to avail of a place in our 2019 intake.

  • Award title

    Postgraduate Diploma, UK Level 7, IE Level 9

  • Programme duration

    12 Months

  • Validated by

    University of Warwick

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of proficiency in the English language

  • Full employment in a medical practice throughout the duration of the programme

  • Medical or health-related science degree granted by a recognised institution

What will I study?

This programme utilises a case-study based approach, requires 2 face-to-face workshops delivered in your local region, weekly virtual classroom tutorials and an interactive discussion forum. The programme tutors comprise international experts and local subject specialists.

  • Diagnosis – what is diabetes?
  • Screening – what is screening, why is it important, what are the pros and cons?
  • Pre-diabetes and the prevention of diabetes – what it is, why it is important, and what should be done about it?
  • Epidemiology (including the set up and management of diabetes registers) – why is diabetes important?
  • Classification and clinical presentation (including secondary diabetes) – what are the different types of diabetes?
  • Why is this distinction important?
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Metformin, pioglitazone, sulfonylureas, acarbose and glitinides
  • Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV), Sodium glucose co-trans porter 2 (SGLT-2)
  • Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)
  • Basal and prandial insulin
  • Pumps, Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), artificial pancreas
  • Metabolic surgery, islet cell transplantation
  • Children and young adults with T2DM
  • Patient empowerment, chronic care model
  • Behavioural change (including smoking cessation and immunisation)
  • Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE), Diabetes Education and Self- Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND), Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Physical activity
  • Self-monitoring, sick days, hypos
  • Acute complications (including DKA, HHS and severe hypos)
  • Pathophysiology of microvascular complications
  • Retinopathy
  • Nephropathy
  • Autonomic neuropathy
  • Foot care
  • Primary and secondary prevention of microvascular complications
  • Pathophysiology of macrovascular complications
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia
  • Primary and secondary prevention of macrovascular complications
  • Sexual health, pre-pregnancy and pregnancy (including Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM))
  • Diabetes in later life
  • Sports and travel
  • Mental health issues
  • The multidisciplinary team
  • Patient education campaign
  • Research
  • Digital and social media

Programme benefits

  • The University of Warwick is ranked in the top 10 in the United Kingdom and 54th in the World and is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence delivering the highest standards of diabetes education.
  • Graduates become key opinion leaders in diabetes, leading to career advancement
  • No need to take time away from work
  • Designed and delivered by world leading experts
  • Available anytime, anywhere, on any device
  • 91% overall satisfaction rating
  • 100% satisfaction rating with tutors
  • Upon completion of the programme, you will have gained:
    • A leading-edge understanding of all aspects of diabetes
    • Competencies and confidence in the diagnosis, treatment, management, and care of people with diabetes
    • Ability to promote research and the application of current scientific evidence
    • Ability to apply the principles of patient-centred care and problem-solving skills in the context of diabetes

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