University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Health Studies (Advanced Diabetes Care)

This course is aimed at professionals from all healthcare sectors currently working in diabetes care. A multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of quality services for people with diabetes is essential. Utilising current evidence, you will be encouraged to reflect on and question existing practice in order to answer clinical questions in the management of a person with diabetes. Students explore the prevention, detection and management of the complications associated with diabetes. As well as examining the pathological, physiological and psychosocial factors which influence the condition throughout the lifespan of the individual.

Entry requirements

Healthcare professionals should be registered with a professional body such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Have at least 12 months post-registration employment. Have an Honours degree at 2.2 or above. Students educated outside the UK are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 with no lower than a 6.0 in any single component.

Course modules

Modules include: advanced practice in diabetes care; critical appraisal of research literature; project (health related); research project preparation. optional modules: supporting diabetes self care; assessment of the acutely/critically ill adult; best interest assessor; implementing change in professional practice; self management and behaviour change; international perspectives in health and social care; leadership and management for healthcare practice; leg ulcer management (distance learning); long term conditions; mental capacity and mental disorder; policy and advanced professional practice; practice development; self development 1; self development 2; spirituality in health and social care; supporting learning in practice (masters); supporting learning in practice (m) (distance learning); teaching and learning using simulation; tissue viability and wound management (distance learning); utilising problem based learning.

Assessment methods

Action plans, oral examinations, practical examinations and written examinations, learning contracts, reports and written essays.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 800 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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