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Health Studies (Advanced Diabetes Care) MSc

Course details

Contact name

Phil Holdich


Department of Health StudiesRamsden BuildingUniversity of HuddersfieldQueensgateHuddersfieldHD1 3DH 01484 473489


The MSc Health Studies (Advanced Diabetes Care):

  • Offers a diverse choice of option modules which are specialised for diabetes care and specialist practice, enabling you to create a course that meets your current professionial development 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.

Core modules

  • Advanced Practice in Diabetes Care
  • Critical Appraisal of Research Literature
  • Research Project Preparation
  • Dissertation

Option modules may include

  • Assessment of the Acutely/Critically Ill Adult
  • Best Interest Assessor
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Older People
  • 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 Diabetes Selfcare
  • 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

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

  • One year full-time
  • Three years part-time

Costs to student

For details of course fees please seeStudent Fees.

Overseas students will be required to pay a fee for this course. For further information please go to theUniversity of Huddersfield website.

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.

Entry criteria

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.

Places available

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.

Teaching methods

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.

Interim awards

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.

How to apply

Visit Course Applicationto apply.

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