This unique short course provides an in-depth understanding of core principles underlying the scientific basis of diabetes.
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/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809
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About this course
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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 programmesPgCert Diabetes, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development
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%).
This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 25 September 2017.
Degree in a life and health sciences area.
English Language Requirements
International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.
- 25 September 2017
Fees and funding
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- England, Scotland & Wales:
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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
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