University of South Wales

University of South Wales


This clinically-focussed course in diabetes provides post-qualification preparation for roles in diabetes specialist teams, diabetes specialist nursing, practice nursing and allied health professionals aiming to provide diabetes services in primary care. It is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver a first rate diabetes service, and independently access information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for diabetes care. Delivered entirely online, the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes focuses on the person with diabetes and supports the improvement of care. It recognises the contribution of the whole diabetes team and prepares professionals for specialist practice. The curriculum is based on the International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education produced by the International Diabetes Federation and meets the highest international standards for diabetes education. On successful completion of this course you could go on to study the MSc Diabetes.

Entry requirements

1st degree or equivalent (including international qualifications); health-related background; APL may be negotiated on an individual basis.

Course modules


The postgraduate diploma in diabetes starts with a one day residential induction of clinically focussed teaching at the University's Glyntaff campus, followed by these modules:
•Principles of Diabetes
•Approaches to Care
•Promoting Self Care
•Management of Diabetes
•Complications (1)
•Complications (2)

Each easy to use online module will last six weeks, using real life case problems linked to forum based discussions, a reflective portfolio, group activities and a case-based examination.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed across the following components of the module:
•Clinical case scenarios with case based discussion
•Individual learning portfolio
•Group/individual activity
•Case based Examination


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip On-line study March 2017 - 1 years
PgDip On-line study September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance learning/Online

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