Department of Health Studies
University of Huddersfield
Health Studies (Advanced Diabetes Care) MSc:
- Offers a diverse choice of option modules which are specialised for diabetes care, enabling you to create a course that meets your current practice needs.
- Can be completed at a pace that suits you and provides you with an excellent support network.
- Is delivered by people with clinical expertise including academic staff and specialist practitioners who are all actively involved in research, ensuring the course is up to date and informed by evidence.
- Has a multidisciplinary approach to diabetes care, appropriate for those who work in primary and secondary care.
- Provides you with opportunity to network with professionals from different disciplines and share best practice.
The Advanced Diabetes Care route is aimed at healthcare professionals from all healthcare sectors currently working in diabetes care. It will enhance and extend your existing knowledge and skills enabling you to:
- Gain a greater understanding of current practice in diabetes care
- Be equipped for working effectively in a specialist diabetes role
- Develop and advance your practice in the management of the person with diabetes.
- Advanced Practice in Diabetes Care
- Critical Appraisal of Research Literature
- Research Project Preparation
- Implementing Change in Professional Practice
- Leadership and Management for Healthcare Practice
- Long-term Conditions
- Managing Complex Care
- Multi-Professional Management of the Foot in Diabetes
- Obesity Prevention and Management
- Practice Development
- Self Development 1
- Self Development 2
- Spirituality in Health and Social Care
- Supporting Diabetes Self-care
- Supporting Learning in Practice
- Supporting Learning in Practice (through distance learning)
Course Venue & Dates
The course is delivered at the University of Huddersfield, Queensgate Campus, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH. This course has multiple start dates: September and January depending on module choice.
Course Length & Structure
- 1 year full-time
- 3 years part-time
Costs to student
For details of course fees please call the Student Finance Office on 01484 473904
Overseas students will be required to pay a fee for this course. For further information please visit www2.hud.ac.uk/international/fees
Type of Study (long distance/ attendance)
The course modules are usually delivered in blocks of 3-5 days (depending on module choice) at the University with directed study and online resources to support taught sessions.
You must be a registered healthcare professional (for example GP, nurse, midwife, pharmacist, physiotherapist, podiatrist or occupational therapist) with at least 12 months post-registration employment and an Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We will consider other qualifications and experience on an individual case basis.
If you were educated outside the UK, you should normally offer the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any single component and a minimum score of 6.5 in writing.
30 (this number may be subject to change)
Method of assessment
The assessment strategy will depend on your chosen option modules.
Assessment may utilise action plans, oral examinations, learning contracts, written examinations, reports and simulated practice examinations.
The course is delivered through a range of teaching methods including formal lectures, seminars, small group tutorials, simulation, e-learning, case-based tutorials and problem based learning.
A Master's course is 180 Master's level credits, which would normally take one calendar year full-time study or three years part time. Interim awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level should you decide to exit the course early.