Overview

This unique short course provides an in-depth understanding of core principles underlying the scientific basis of diabetes.

Summary

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific background to diabetes and diabesity. It covers all the major areas of current scientific knowledge including mechanisms of insulin secretion, diabetes pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and therapeutic strategies. It is designed to equip participants with skills to critically evaluate current scientific literature describing diabetes and diabesity physiology, pathobiology and therapeutic advances and care.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046

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About this course

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About

This unique short course provides an in-depth understanding of core principles underlying the scientific basis of diabetes, covering key aspects in the cellular and biochemical events in insulin secretion and action, and pharmacology of major diabetes therapies. It is designed to equip participants with skills to critically evaluate current scientific literature describing diabetes and diabesity physiology, pathobiology and therapeutic advances and care.

This short course should be of interest to a wide range of participants from both private and public sectors, which would include health professionals such as GPs, pharmacists, nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, and researchers involved in clinical, scientific and pharmaceutical fields.

Linked programmes

PgCert Diabetes, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework - comprised of three components: (1) An online problem-based learning activity taking part in online discussions centred around case studies related to current opinion in diabetes research (20%), (2) Two sets of online class tests each consisting of multiple choice questions (30%) and (3) An in-depth written report critically appraising a current advance in the diabetes research (50%).

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 1 October 2018.

Entry requirements

Degree in a life and health sciences area.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 1 October 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 1 October 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£916.50
England, Scotland & Wales:
£916.50
International:
£2,280.00

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/student/tuition-fees-payments

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680

For more information visit

Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences