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

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  • Type 1 is the main form of diabetes in young people, but the clinical spectrum includes monogenic diseases, secondary diabetes and the emerging obesity-associated Type 2 diabetes and early presentation of metabolic syndrome in late childhood. This module aims to develop an advanced level of understanding and practical expertise in the management of diabetes in this age group. The module is relevant to doctors, nurses, dietitians, psychologists and pharmacists involved in the care of children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes.

  • This module explores aspects of facilitation in groups and one-to-one, as well as facilitation as mediation. Students relate their learning to working with peers and colleagues in the student’s professional context. The focus is not on working with patients (although many of the skills will be common to your work with patients). Instead, it is designed to cover established knowledge and theory about facilitation skills, and to enable you to develop your skills as a facilitator in an enjoyable and interactive way. Finally, it offers tools to help you reflect on the development of your facilitation skills.

  • 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.

  • Current research uses a multidimensional approach and often combines quantitative and qualitative (mixed) methods. This module introduces evidence-based research practice and aims to provide the student with a broad understanding of the steps involved in planning and undertaking a small-scale research project across the spectrum of quantitative, qualitative and improvement science research. The assessment includes development of the student's own research proposal.

  • 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.

  • 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 and Education. One prerequisite for this module is the achievement of the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Care and Education, 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 and Education. One prerequisite for this module is the achievement of the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Care and Education, 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.

  • 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 student handbook contains important information about the PG Cert/Dip/MSc Diabetes Care and Education 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. 

  • Essential information and resources to support your study

    PG Cert/Dip/MSc Diabetes Care and Education students will find essential and useful information and guidance on:

    • Assessment regulations and advice on how to prepare assignments for end-of-module assessment.
    • Project Proposals including essential information on Research Ethics and preparing your project proposal files for submission.
    • Academic Writing including advice on how to avoid Plagiarism, use Vancouver style referencing, and tips on improving your acadmic writing skills.
    • Using the University Library and Learning resources.
    • How to participate in Online Tutorials.
    • The role of the Education Fellow in supporting your learning during the programme.
  • Student Representatives Forum

    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.

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


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