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Diabetes Best Practice (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
University Hospital Southampton
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Learn how to give expert patient care on this MSc Diabetes Best Practice degree. You'll discover the history and causes of the disease and get practical experience of diabetes testing methods. Graduate from this master’s in diabetes with the skills to diagnose, treat and manage diabetes.

On this UK master's diabetes degree at the University of Southampton, you'll get a strong grounding in best practice for diabetes care. You’ll learn about the processes involved in diabetes treatment, including diagnosis, patient management and record-taking (known as ‘history taking’).
This course is ideal if you’re a healthcare professional involved with diabetes patients. It's also a great opportunity if you want to improve your professional skills in diabetes:

  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • psychology
  • management

Our renowned experts in their field, including clinicians and research staff, will give you an in-depth understanding of:

  • pathophysiology - disorders associated with disease
  • epidemiology - the study of disease causation
  • aetiology - the causes of disease
  • diabetes management in adults and the young (0 to 25 years)

You'll learn how to use this knowledge to improve your professional practice, and share it with colleagues and patients.

Optional modules will help you become an expert in high-demand areas, including psychosocial, paediatric and nutritional specialisms.

We'll also teach you key research and statistical skills to prepare you for your research project. The project is a chance to explore a specialist topic that you’re most passionate about.

Course lead

Your course lead is Nicola Englyst. Dr Englyst's current research interests include the interaction between coagulation, inflammation, and microvesicles in disease. Visit Dr Englyst's staff profile to find out more about her work.

Course location

This course is based at University Hospital Southampton.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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