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iheed Diabetes Care (PGCert/ PGDip/ MSc)


This Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma champions Interprofessional Education (IPE). IPE aims to enhance the ability of healthcare professionals from different disciplines to work together effectively, improving the quality of patient care. An interprofessional/ transmural care approach is essential in diabetes management and as such this programme has collectively trained Endocrinologists, GPs, Family Physicians, Hospital and Practice Nurses, Pharmacists and Dieticians.

This blended learning programme, in partnership with the University of Warwick's Medical School, offers state-of-the-art learning opportunities that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, across multiple platforms and devices. It is the ideal way to further your knowledge and career in diabetes management.

Participants receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Care accredited locally, and by the University of Warwick - a globally renowned centre of excellence in diabetes education.

What is iheed?

iheed is an online medical education organisation. Facilitated by an in-house team of medical experts, and university partnerships, iheed works with government ministries and national healthcare organisations to meet their healthcare needs.

Why study the iheed Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes?

  • Obtain a leading-edge understanding of all aspects of diabetes
  • Enhance your skills and confidence in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of people with diabetes
  • Become a key opinion leader in diabetes
  • Become a recognised diabetes expert within your community
  • Obtain a recognised postgraduate qualification from a top UK university
  • Secure local CME accreditation
  • Augment your career progression
  • Study on a programme with a 91% satisfaction rating
  • Engage in state-of-the-art distance education designed for busy healthcare professionals

Course content

Core Principles of Diabetes

  • The global epidemiology and burden of diabetes
  • Diabetes diagnosis
  • Screening for diabetes
  • Prevention of diabetes and prediabetes
  • Classification of diabetes
  • Evidence-based medicine

Treatment of Diabetes

  • Rationale for evidenced based treatment of diabetes
  • Diabetes and primary care
  • Drug treatments
  • Using insulin and CSII
  • Surgery to treat diabetes
  • Diabetes in children and adolescents

Self-Management of Diabetes

  • Patient empowerment
  • Psychology and behavioural change
  • Structured education programmes
  • Physical activity
  • Self-monitoring and sick days
  • Acute complications

Microvascular Complications

  • Pathophysiology of microvascular complications of diabetes
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Foot care in diabetes
  • Introduction to primary, secondary and tertiary complications

Macrovascular 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

Diabetes in Special Circumstances

  • Diabetes and pregnancy (including Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM )
  • Diabetes in later life
  • Sports and travel
  • Ramadan and Hajj
  • Mental health issues
  • Organisation of Diabetes & Chronic Care Model Revisited

Research Methodologies

  • Understanding Critical Appraisal and Research methods in healthcare
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Qualitative analysis

Professional Project

  • Professional Research Project with local and international mentoring
  • Conference Poster Presentation
  • Journal submission

Case studies

"At the age of 54, I was very nervous doing this programme, but I am delighted I did so. The most valuable learnings included chronic disease management methods and disease register best practice. These skills can transfer across any chronic disease and I can now engage very competently not only with diabetes patients but also heart failure and COPD presentations. I would do this programme again in a heartbeat."
Dr Paddy Davern, Class of 2017

"I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my clinical experiences with colleagues from other countries. My diabetes competency improved hugely - particularly the skills for changing patients' behaviour via motivational interviews, the updated knowledge about new medication in diabetes and caring for patients with diabetes in special circumstances."

Dr Dalal Al Hajeri, Class of 2017

Key Facts

Contact: Get in touch here.

Duration: 20 months part-time

Fees: Sponsorships, scholarships and flexible payment options are available. Please speak with one of the iheed education advisors for more information.

Further details: Visit the iheed website