For all health professionals working with patients who have diabetes mellitus either in specialist or primary care settings to gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective care.
- The pathway has been developed by national and international experts in diabetes.
- The pathway provides opportunities for flexible and computer-based distance learning.
- The modules that make up the pathway provide an in-depth account of diabetes and its management from all perspectives.
The pathway will help all practitioners to improve their diabetes care and could be used to support GPs in developing a special interest in diabetes (GPwSI) and practice nurses. The pathway also follows the national curriculum for specialist nurses in diabetes and could support career advancement for specialist nurses in diabetes and nurse consultants.
Dr Henrietta Mulnier
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Typically students take one year to complete a certificate, two years for a diploma and three years for an MSc. Maximum of six years PT.
Waterloo and Guy's campuses.
Year of entry 2013
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery
End of July. Late applications may be considered, subject to availability of places.
PT Home: £2633 (2013)
PT Overseas: £5180 (2013)
Postgraduate Admissions, tel 020 7848 3571.
This master's in Advanced Practice aims to equip all health professionals working with patients who have diabetes mellitus either in specialist or primary care settings with the knowledge and skills they need to provide effective care.
This pathway is designed to equip all health professionals working with patients who have diabetes mellitus either in specialist or primary care settings with the knowledge and skills they need to provide effective care. The pathway will also provide training in research methods and the methods of evidence-based healthcare. Through this training you will produce a systematic review of a diabetes specific topic and undertake a substantial research or service development project relevant to your own area of practice. The pathway contains the specific modules.
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Core programme content
- Measurement and Evaluation for Healthcare Practice
- Evidence Based Decision Making in Healthcare
- Diabetes care. Theoretical and Practical Aspects
For students wishing to undertake either an empirical study or a service development project as part of the dissertation module, additional modules must be taken and passed. These include:
- Issues in the Conduct of Healthcare Research (for empirical study)
- Professional Development and Organisational Change (for service development project).
Alternatively students may choose for their dissertation to undertake an indepth analysis of an area of policy or practice or to prepare three papers for publication.
Indicative non-core content
Students take optional modules that include
- Diabetes in Primary Care
- Diabetes Theoretical & Practical Aspects (for hospital-based practitioners)
- Psychological Problems & Treatment in Diabetes
- The Principles of Patient Education and Supporting Self-Management
- Intensive Insulin Therapy (including pump training).
For full details of the programme structure please click here
For full details of all optional modules available please click here
Students who have already studied modules at undergraduate or graduate level at King's may be able to incorporate this study into the programme, subject to certain limits, provided that the credits have not already contributed to an award. Modules studied elsewhere may be incorporated through accreditation of prior certificated learning (subject to a successful accreditation claim
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
The assessment is by a mixture of coursework, written examination and observed examination.
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.
Module code: 7KNIM710
Credit level: 7
The aim of this course is to equip nurses with a critical understanding of diabetes and its management, reflecting current best practice guidelines. Practitioners will explore and evaluate current issues in the field of diabetes and its management. The course is comprised of 4 components: 1. The Nature Of Diabetes; 2. Pre- Diagnosis and Diagnosis; 3. Assessment and Target Setting; 4. Care and Treatment Options. A blend of taught sessions, supported by independent study using electronic material will be utilised for this course.
The aim of this module is to provide students undertaking the MClin Res in Health and Social Care Research with an opportunity to draw on previous research training to plan and carry out an empirical clinical research project under supervision. Students are also required to prepare a draft of a 3000 word article for publication.
A monthly tutorial programme between October and July which students can attend if they wish. Students will also be allocated a supervisor who they will see on an individual basis and who will guide them through the process.
Module code: 7KNIM110
Credit level: 7
Credit value: 30
This course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to identify best evidence for your practice. It focuses on searching for, appraising and synthesising evidence from health care research. You are introduced to a range of electronic databases for accessing evidence and the principles of systematic review. Learning is facilitated through lectures, workshops and a student-directed search for evidence to address a question emerging from your own practice. Issues surrounding research implementation and evidence at the level of the individual practitioner and the health care organisation are addressed. Assessment is by means of a review of literature which answers a focussed question utilising explicit methods.
This module aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of the key research approaches and techniques used in healthcare research. It intends to promote students’ understanding of published articles and enhance skills of critical analysis and enhance skills for critiquing research articles. Further it aims to promote the development of skills required to undertake a research-based project in the future. This module is a good stepping stone to Master's level work for those who have studied research methods at level 6 and those who would benefit from revision of this knowledge. It will consider philosophical bases for research, traditions and features of qualitative and quantitative research designs, data collection tools used in qualitative and quantitative research and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data. This module is a precursor for the second research methods module, ‘Issues in the Conduct of Healthcare Research’
Module code: 7KNIM701
Credit level: 7
This course aims to raise awareness of issues that arise inthe conduct of research, from writing research proposals to the publication of findings. It will be useful for students embarking on a research or service development project, for new researchers wishing to develop their skills, and for healthcare professionals seeking to evaluate healthcare services. Issues covered in the course include gaining funding, managing research schedules, involving users in the research process, working with external agencies, addressing ethical and political issues in research, and managing aspects of the data collection process - for example overcoming poor response rates and managing group dynamics in focus group research. Learning is facilitated through lectures, recommended reading and seminars. The seminars provide a series of How to... sessions that facilitate application of concepts learnt during the Principal Methods for Healthcare Research course. For example: How to develop an interview schedule, or How to run a focus group. These seminars enable students to gain a practical understanding of the research process.
Module code: 7KNIM707
Credit level: 7
This course will enable students to critically appraise and utilise organisational and management theories in order to facilitate the development of individuals and groups. Examples of this include continuing professional development, motivation, the management of change and manpower planning.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
For specialist pathways you must normally be working in a practice role, which involves regular patient/client contact. The College cannot arrange clinical placements. The normal entry requirement for graduate study is a first degree (minimum 2:1 honours or equivalent). Applicants with other backgrounds or qualifications, including those without a first degree, can be considered. If you do not meet the normal entry requirements or you have only the minimum academic standard you should pay particular attention in preparing your supporting statement and CV to ensure that you draw attention to evidence of potential success at graduate level. This might include publication, preparation of substantial reports or active participation in funded research.
Applicants wishing to enrol on this pathway should be working in an appropriate care setting for the duration of the programme.
APPLYING TO KING'S
To apply for graduate study at King's you will need to complete our graduate online application form. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.
King's does not normally accept paper copies of the graduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online graduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.
Apply using the College application form available online. In addition, please submit a CV detailing relevant professional and academic experience.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Indicate the pathway/options you are interested in studying. Give details of any King's College London modules that you have already studied which you wish to incorporate into the programme (including module name and course code, date completed, grade and credits gained). Identify any modules that you wish to be considered through the Accredited Prior Learning process.
Staff from contracted Trusts are eligible to have their study funded, subject to agreement by their manager. Students not sponsored by their employer may wish to pursue other sources of funding. Some scholarships may be available. Prospective students may also wish to consult the Directory of Grant-making Trusts and Charities (available in local libraries). Self-funding students may wish to consider a Career Development Loan http://www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/cdl/
Advanced Practice (Diabetes Care) MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert
I am delighted to be able to oversee a raft of exciting master’s programmes within the School of Nursing & Midwifery. I myself have studied at King’s and was attracted to do so because of the College’s reputation for research.
Today the number of programmes has increased to meet the complexity and diversity of healthcare provision, and research has been fully accepted as an essential element of healthcare practice. I am pleased to say that research and the appraisal of evidence remain core to all of our programmes whether concerned with advanced clinical practice and leadership roles or in the field of education for healthcare professionals.