University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Diabetes Best Practice

This programme is designed to equip workforces and individuals with the skills and knowledge to meet future diabetes healthcare demands in the UK and beyond. Broad training from internationally respected experts across the University provides the skills you need to understand and manage people with diabetes, helping you support adults and young people more effectively and improve your healthcare provision through the transfer of knowledge. Our individually tailored programme is aligned to Diabetes UK best practice and World Health Organisation recommendations. Available full-and part-time and as a PG Dip and PG Cert.

Entry requirements


Second-class degree, or relevant professional qualification or post-qualifying professional experience


Second-class degree, or relevant professional qualification or post-qualifying professional experience.

Course modules


"Core modules: Foundations of Diabetes, Clinical Research
Skills and Dissertation module.
Optional modules: Diabetes in the Young; Psychosocial
Aspects of Diabetes Through the Ages; Assessment of
Nutritional Status; Modern Management of Diabetes,
Nutrition and Pharmacology; Introduction to Management
of Diabetes in Primary and Secondary Care (adult module);
Work-based Learning in Diabetes; and modules from a
range across the University including Leadership in the
NHS; Prescribing Skills, Developing Public Health Practice;
Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation; and Public
Health, Law and Ethics."


Core modules: foundations of diabetes; clinical research skills; dissertation. Optional modules: diabetes in the young; psychosocial aspects of diabetes through the ages; assessment of nutritional status; modern management of diabetes, nutrition and pharmacology; introduction to management of diabetes in primary and secondary care (adult module); work-based learning in diabetes; teaching the teachers to teach.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 5500