Ulster University

Ulster University

Lower Limb Preservation in Diabetes

This programme aims to meet, in part, the key strategy of the Global Diabetes Plan by the provision of an international educational programme that takes an integrated approach to the management of diabetic disease and its effects in the lower limb.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained an Honours or non-Honours degree in a relevant Medical, Nursing or Allied Health Profession from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and where applicable be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council or other relevant professional governing body; and have a minimum of one year�s post-qualification experience (excluding course attendance); and be working in an area of practice relevant to the programme that enables clinical interaction with colleagues working in the field of lower limb preservation and ongoing access to clients. Applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent). International students must have evidence of achieving an IELTS score of 6.0 (or a TOEFL score of 550). In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Course modules

There are seven taught modules on the programme, all of which are compulsory. Year one: Pathology and management of diabetic foot disease; diagnostic challenges in diabetic foot disease; research evidence in health science. Year two: Limb preservation and rehabilitation in diabetes; diabetic foot infection; research project preparation. Year three: Project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 3 years

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