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Diabetes (PG Certificate and PG Diploma)

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Our PG Certificate and PG Diploma in Diabetes aim to equip you with the skills you need to provide high-quality care for diabetes patients, while also enabling you to develop your knowledge in other relevant areas of healthcare such as medical education, public health or leadership and management, if this is something that appeals to you.

For your PG Certificate, you'll either study three diabetes-focused modules, or two diabetes modules and one module on a different (but related) topic. After this, if you wish to continue your study you can progress to the PG Diploma.

Our flexible, modular structure allows you to study over a period suited to your own professional needs and circumstances. Taught by experts in diabetes from Warwick Medical School, this is an interactive programme where you will learn through seminars, group work and individual study.



Who is the course for?

This course is designed for specialist nurses, GPs, hospital doctors and other health professionals involved in the care of people with diabetes.

Course structure

Certificate

Students will complete an induction module and then follow the programme below.

Take either two or three of these diabetes modules
Module name CATs (credits)
Advancing Diabetes Care: Evidence into practice 20
Preventing Diabetes Complications: An Evidence Based Approach 20
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence into Practice

20
Diabetes in Pregnancy

20
Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Diabetes Care

20
+ One of the following modules (if only two diabetes modules were taken)
Module name CATs
Health Improvement and Management for Public Health 20
Introduction to Leadership and Management in Healthcare Contexts 20
Essentials of Clinical Education 20
Global Health 20
International Health Policy 20
Pathways to the Public Health Workplace 20

Diploma

Take one of these modules

Module name CATs
Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Health Care (Onsite) 20
Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Health Care (Distance learning)
20

+ Two of the modules below, including at least one Diabetes module
Advancing Diabetes Care: Evidence into practice 20
Preventing Diabetes Complications: An Evidence Based Approach 20
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence into Practice 20
Diabetes in Pregnancy 20
Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Diabetes Care 20
Health Improvement and Management for Public Health 20
Introduction to Leadership and Management in Healthcare Contexts 20
Essentials of Clinical Education 20
Global Health 20
International Health Policy 20
Pathways to the Public Health Workplace 20
Independent and Supplementary Prescribing
If applicants have completed Independent Non–Medical Prescribing elsewhere the student can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (worth 40 credits) towards their PG Diploma.
40

Entry requirements

A good Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience/professional qualifications which will be considered by the Course Director on a case by case basis) and experience of working in the healthcare sector.

International students will also be required to show sufficient competence in English (IELTS 6.5 in the reading and writing).

Teaching methods

This is an interactive programme. You will learn through lectures and seminars, practical group work and guided reading. You will benefit from guided discussions and have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt during the sessions.

Face-to-face modules are organised in blocks of intensive study lasting either four or five days at a time. Online variants run over four weeks.

Assessment

Assessment for each module varies between written essays of 4,000 words each, or an essay and a case study totalling 4,000 words.

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Key Facts

Contact:

Siobhan Flood/Katie Robertson

Email: pgt-portfolio4@warwick.ac.uk

Course Leader: Jayne Hodgkiss

Qualification: PGCert or PGDip

Duration:

PGCert: 1 year
PGDip: 2 years

Location of study: University of Warwick and online


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