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Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Diabetes Nursing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

In the UK as elsewhere in the world, the prevalence of diabetes has - according to the WHO and the IDF - reached epidemic proportion and is projected to rise to 552 million by the year 2030, peaking to a staggering 642 million by the year 2040. A person with diabetes potentially faces a reduced life expectancy of between 6-20 years.

This course will you to deliver high quality, evidence-based care to empower people with diabetes to self-manage their condition. Our course is developed in collaboration with national and global experts in diabetes including specialist diabetes services, primary care diabetes services, community diabetes services, social sciences, maternal and child health services, podiatry, exercise physiology and dietetics, medical nutritionists, service users and digital health leads.

You will:

  • Understand the factors contributing to the current epidemic of diabetes nationally and internationally
  • Support people from various cultural backgrounds to effectively manage their diabetes, prevent complications and lead a normal life
  • Use evidence to develop and continually improve the quality of diabetes management
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary team of educators, researchers and practitioners

TEACHING:

Teaching will take a blended format comprising of lectures, tutorials, group discussion, presentation and peer group critiques. Evaluation and debate will be ongoing during the process of information gathering, the testing of theoretical and practical ideas and the honing of all elements towards the end product.

ASSESSMENT:

You will be assessed through:

  • Written assignment
  • Practical work in Simulation Laboratory and reflection
  • Presentation
  • Written dissertation

CAREER LINKS:

Guest speakers from the clinical areas will provide input in to specific modules. The practical experience to be gained from the simulation laboratory will make a valuable contribution to the course content and will bring a real world perspective to the academic delivery of the modules. These guest lectures will allow course participants to mix with professionals from the diabetes clinical settings and to make connections with them particularly when undertaking research project.

We offer real world experience of current clinical scenarios by providing exposure to clinical areas and specialist diabetes services like diabetic foot services.We work with experts from the main hospitals in the area who have established diabetes services and provide specialist/ advanced diabetes care: Manchester Royal Infirmary, North Manchester General Hospital, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

WHAT YOUNEED TO KNOW:

Suitable for graduate health care professionals with an interest in diabetes care wishing to pursue this course. This course provides best practice in diabetes via an in-depth understanding of high-quality diabetes care supported by current research findings.Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards

Modules

This module will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the complications associated with diabetes and its impact in the body. You will learn to identify the early signs and symptoms of these complications and educate people how to recognise and report any of the identified problems at an early stage. This module will also enable you to understand the importance of managing diabetes among such marginalised groups of people as those with mental health issues, the elderly and those with physical and learning disability.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,280

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,300

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with honours from a UK University, normally an upper 2nd or above degree in an appropriate subject; An equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere, i.e. incorporating study at least comparable to 120 credits at level 6; A Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate from a UK University. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more