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Quality Diabetes Care MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Diabetes Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

This course will equip you with essential skills and modern evidence based practice for clinical management of diabetes patients.


Are you a health care professional with an interest in gaining specialised skills in diabetes care?

Our Online Quality Diabetes Care Programme is a part-time learning experience for working health care providers such as:


This distance-learning course will:

equip you with skills in managing the care of diabetes patients
offer you practical experience in organisational management
provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your current diabetes care process
prepare you for improving the quality of diabetes care in your work environment

The prevalence of diabetes around the world is growing. 5% of the UK's population currently has diabetes and this figure is set to double over the next 15 years. There is an increasing demand for health care providers with specialised skills in diabetes care.

The University of Dundee has an international reputation for Diabetes research, education and informatics.

The online delivery of the course means that you can complete the work in your free time. This is ideal for those who wish to study whilst also working full time.

The programme aims to:

improve your understanding of diabetes management
equip you with an evidence based approach to patient care
develop your understanding of current issues in diabetes
prepare you with theoretical and practical tools for quality improvement
improve your knowledge and application of educational/behaviour change theory
encourage you to apply critical analysis to solve complex problems
develop your skills in reflective practice, professionalism, literature appraisal and academic writing
encourage a culture of multidisciplinary working in the workplace.


This course is for health care professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses, pharmacists) working either as generalists or in diabetes care settings.

The qualification may be used by primary care doctors for personal development/ CPD accumulation, and to enable them to set up and enhance their own diabetes specialist services.

For secondary care training doctors, or allied health professionals, a qualification in Quality Diabetes Care could be used to help general career progression or be used to aid a move into specialist diabetes care services either within primary or secondary care.

This qualification is not equivalent to accreditation onto the diabetes medical specialist register e.g. allowing the individual to operate as a diabetes consultant.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


36 months

Start date



Enhanced Patient Care and Professional Development (20 Credits)
Diabetes Organisational Care (20 Credits)
Diabetes Clinical Care (20 Credits)
Developing Research and Evaluation Skills (30 Credits) - Core
Quality Improvement in Action (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To be confirmed