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University of Dundee PG Cert/Dip/MSc in Diabetes Care, Education and Management

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    A brief orientation module to introduce students new to the programme to using the KHN Learning Zone resources. You'll learn how to contact fellow students and module leads, how to access resources and also carry out a personal assessment of your current study skills.

    This module is mandatory for all new students. We expect you to have completed all the study tasks by Thursday 29th January.

    The aims of this module are: to facilitate participants’ understanding of Leadership; to allow participants to benchmark their organisation against current good practice in leadership; and to enable participants to develop an Action Plan to enhance leadership in their organisation.

    This module aims to develop an advanced level of understanding of the role of Cardiovascular (CV) risk management in a patient with diabetes. Topics covered explore the evidence base for the management of hypertension and dyslipidemia, and complex and special cases such as pregnancy and inherited conditions.

    The assessment project requires students to assimilate clinical and practical information with the available evidence base. This would also enable them to develop the skills necessary to lead in initiating clinical practice improvements in the workplace.

    This module will develop your understanding of patient safety issues and quality improvement methodology in healthcare. The subjects covered include human error theory, the science of human factors, and their influence on clinical practice behaviour, leading to near misses and adverse events. We will examine tools for quality improvement, including PDSA, which can help us analyse, monitor and enhance our health services. The module will challenge you to examine your own workplace and will enable you to develop the skills to initiate and implement clinical practice improvements.

    This core module aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying diabetes and diabetes treatments. We will cover a range of complications and treatment strategies, from governmental policy to the rationale for pharmaceutical interventions. We will also explore advancing diabetes research, from molecular and genetic advances to population approaches and aspects of laboratory/sample management. The module is designed to suit particularly those individuals who already have some awareness of the cellular and molecular aspects of biology, for example derived from a recently awarded first degree in a biological discipline. Exercises at the start of the module will provide the opportunity to refresh these skills.

    This module familiarises participants with the basic themes within medical education. It offers participants theoretical and practical guidance relating to (a) good teaching, (b) good assessment and (c) curriculum development. Overall, it provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills needed for teaching as a health care professional.

    Participants study (a) Principles of Teaching and Learning and (b) Teaching Methods. The module includes the study of (a) Principles of Assessment  (b) Assessment Methods  (c) Mentoring and Giving Good Feedback.

    A significant element of the module encourages participants to study (a) the principles of and (b) approaches to curriculum development. This element enables participants to contribute to the design and planning of learning activities and/or programmes of study.

    Submission Area for the MSc Dissertation Module for the Academic Year 2014-2015

    Moodle books, pdfs, and other resources to be linked to from MSc Dissertation modules

    The MSc Dissertation module is a 60 credit module, spanning 9 months. It requires you to design and undertake a small-scale research project, and write a 12,000-15,000 dissertation based on the experience. Successful completion of the MSc Dissertation module leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) in Diabetes Care, Education and Management. One prerequisite for this module is the achievement of the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Care, Education and Management, including GM51026 Research Methods.

    The MSc Dissertation module is a 60 credit module, spanning 9 months. It requires you to design and undertake a small-scale research project, and write a 12,000-15,000 dissertation based on the experience. Successful completion of the MSc Dissertation module leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) in Diabetes Care, Education and Management. One prerequisite for this module is the achievement of the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Care, Education and Management, including GM51026 Research Methods.

    Guidance on how to write a research project proposal  for entry onto GM53004 Dissertation module. This mini-module is mandatory for all those eligible for undertaking the Dissertation module. When you have completed this mini-module you will submit the Research Project Proposal application form. It is important that you provide as much information as possible so that your project can be matched to an appropriate supervisor.

    The student handbook contains important information about the PG Cert/Dip/MSc Diabetes Care, Education and Management programmes. Please read the handbook at the beginning of your studies and refer back to relevant sections as required during the programme. If you require further information or clarification about any of the information contained in the handbook, please contact a member of the course team. We look forward to supporting your learning during the programme and hope you will find the student handbook a useful and informative resource during your studies. 

    This is the gateway to the University of Dundee online library.  You will find information and advice on:

    • How to navigate the University of Dundee online library.
    • Effective ways of literature searching for your assignments.
    • How to reference correctly using the Vancouver system.
    • Guidance on academic writing skills.

    This section provides guidance on the principles and purposes of reflection in a professional and personal context, writing reflectively and undertaking the Reflective Essay: Assignment 2 of each module assessment

    The online space where students can raise issues with their student representatives ('reps') as well as to communicate privately.

    This is the induction course for the academic staff acting as supervisors of the MSc Dissertation Module 53004

    The course is oriented to module leads who want to learn how to teach on a blended learning scenario.

    This course provides examples of additional web-based tools that can be used to  design engaging online activities and contents in order to sustain students' interest during the online part of the academic module.

    This course covers basic training for module leads and educational fellows involved in the delivery of the PG Cert/Dip/MSc in Diabetes Care, Education and Management.

    This area contains useful management protocols, guidelines and educational material.


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