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Diabetes (PGCert/PGDip) (2022 Entry)

About this taught graduate course

Course overview

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

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.


General entry requirements

Minimum 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.


English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • With specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.


Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Core modules

Postgraduate Certificate

  • Postgraduate Induction and Your Professional Development (induction module)

You will select two or three of the following modules:

  • Advancing Diabetes Care: Evidence into practice
  • Preventing Diabetes Complications: An Evidence Based Approach
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence into Practice
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Diabetes Care

And one of the following modules (if only two diabetes modules were taken):

  • Health Improvement and Management for Public Health
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management in Healthcare Contexts
  • Essentials of Clinical Education
  • Global Health
  • International Health Policy
  • Pathways to the Public Health Workplace

Read more about the core modules offered on the Warwick Medical School website.

Postgraduate Diploma

You will select one of the following modules:

  • Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Health Care (Onsite)
  • Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Health Care (Distance learning)

And two of the following modules (including at least one Diabetes module):

  • Advancing Diabetes Care: Evidence into practice
  • Preventing Diabetes Complications: An Evidence Based Approach
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence into Practice
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Diabetes Care
  • Health Improvement and Management for Public Health
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management in Healthcare Contexts
  • Essentials of Clinical Education
  • Global Health
  • International Health Policy
  • Pathways to the Public Health Workplace
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

Read more about the core modules offered on the Warwick Medical School website.


Teaching

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.


Class sizes

Class sizes will vary, however on average they comprise of 20-25 students.


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.


Reading lists

Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. If you would like to view reading lists for the current cohort of students you can visit our Warwick Library web page.


Your timetable

Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, compulsory and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your compulsory modules will be registered for you when you join us.

Your career

Our department has a dedicated careers consultant to help boost your employability and prepare for a career. There are workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples include:

  • Career Society at Medical School Event
  • AFP Interview Preparation
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Foundation Programme (UKFPO) Information evening

Warwick Medical School

Established in 2000, Warwick Medical School (WMS) forms part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine at the University of Warwick. Alongside a range of educational opportunities, WMS has a reputation for research excellence, investigating solutions to significant global health challenges.

Find out more about us on our website


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Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

Taught course fees  Research course fees


Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.


Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Scholarships and bursaries

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