Department of Health Sciences
University of York
This is a taught, clinically focused and innovative masters programme, designed for multidisciplinary practitioners currently practising in diabetes care.
- Research Methods
- Applied Biostatistics
- Advancing Clinical Practice & Development in Diabetes Care
- Critical Appraisal of Research Evidence
- Management of Change
- Either Management of Diabetes in Adults (20 credits) or Children and Young
- Person's Diabetes Care (20 credits)
- Screening and Identification of Diabetes
- Organisation and Management of Diabetes Care
- Psychological Care for People with Diabetes
- Strategies for Clinical Decision Making
Each module is 10 credits except where indicated.
A research project contributes 60 credits to your degree. You will be matched with a tutor with complementary research interests, and together you will design an appropriate project, using the skills and techniques taught in the modules.
It is also possible to study these modules flexibly on an individual basis, dependent on your needs.
University of York, usually starting in the autumn term.
Part-time over two years plus the research project. Can be completed over a maximum of five years.
Full-time study over one year plus the research project is also possible.
Cost to student
A limited number of funded student places are available for NHS health professionals working in the area covered by the Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority.
Please enquire for your specific situation:
Type of study
Attendance weekly during term time. Terms are usually 8 - 9 weeks long requiring attendance on tuesdays in year one & wednesdays in year two.
You should normally be a graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher, or equivalent from an overseas university, and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge of and interest in a relevant area of health sciences. If you do not have a degree, you will have worked in a relevant field for at least two years and have other appropriate qualifications. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and we follow the University's Equal Opportunities policy.
Available per course
Most modules are assessed by written assignment but there are also two exams and a portfolio for specific modules.
Varied; mostly small group teaching to encourage interaction but some modules are lecture style. Clinical practice experience is also necessary and a clinical mentor is arranged jointly to facilitate this.
- Our course/ event has been planned/developed with the input of independent advice from people with diabetes (e.g not using one of the team who also has diabetes but seeking an outside view) YES
- Our course/ event has a structured written curriculum or programme NO
- Our course/ event has specific, documented learning outcomes which are linked/ or will be linked to the Skills For Health competencies as they develop YES
- Our course/ event is delivered by people who are (or are supported by people who are) qualified in or have proven experience in up to date principles of adult learning and teaching YES
- Our course/ event is evidence based both educationally and clinically YES
- Our course/ event is systematically evaluated to ensure that it delivers what it promises to its audience YES
- Our course/ event has a robust internal quality assurance programme YES
- Our course/ event has been accredited or educationally reviewed by an external body, either as a stand alone course or event or part of a larger, modular course YES
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