Combining practical and case-based learning, delivered by a network of local and global experts in their field, this programme is the ideal way to further your knowledge and career in diabetes management.
Postgraduate Diploma, UK Level 7
St George’s, University of London
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 - 3 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
- 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
- Digital and social media
- Established in 1733, St George’s University of London is one of the world’s most prestigious medical schools
- Graduates become key opinion leaders in diabetes, leading to career advancement
- No need to take time away from work or travel to a classroom
- Accessible across multiple devices
- 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