Ulster University

Ulster University


The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of core principles underlying the scientific basis of diabetes and diabesity in clinical practice, covering key aspects in the cellular and biochemical events in insulin secretion and action, pharmacology of diabetes therapies and the clinical diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of this major chronic metabolic condition.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained a BSc Hons degree (min 2.2 classification) in a relevant Life Sciences discipline or another related discipline from a University in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland or an institution which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or hold a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate or alternative qualification plus a degree in a biomedical or health science or other relevant area. Applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

Course modules

The PgCert in Diabetes will be taken over two academic semesters with students taking one 30-credit point module per semester over one academic year. In semester one, students will study the specialist diabetes module Understanding diabetes and diabesity: Mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment strategies (30 credit points). This will be followed by the module Evidence-based practice in healthcare science (30 credit points) in semester two. Teaching will be delivered through online lectures complemented by online discussion boards, private study and module assignments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

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