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Diabetes Clinical Care and Management MSc

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Diabetes is a long-term condition affecting over 460 million adults worldwide, and its prevalence is predicted to increase to 700 million in 2045; posing further health and economic challenges globally. The overall aim of the Clinical Care and Management in Diabetes programme is to equip health professionals, with advanced applied skills in formulating diabetes care to improve patient outcomes. The programme is delivered via an interactive online learning process that will enable students to acquire advanced practice skills in the assessment and management of diabetes. The emphasis throughout the programme is on learning as a means to improve care outcomes for people living with diabetes and in the prevention and management of diabetes complications. The specific aims of the programme are: The programme is suitable for health professionals from a variety of disciplines particularly those in primary care settings (GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and podiatrists) or those working in specialist or intermediate diabetes settings.

Key benefits

  • Our diabetes MSc programme is delivered by highly experienced diabetes academic clinicians who are experts in the field of diabetes with a strong focus on promoting evidence-based care and improving healthcare practice.
  • The diabetes MSc programme is focused on improving diabetes outcomes by engaging students in addressing clinical problems of relevance to their area of practice.
  • King's College London offers exciting opportunities with two world-class academic health science centres and renowned teaching hospitals providing general and specialist care.

This online programme is suitable for health professionals with a responsibility for the management of diabetes. The programme is delivered at MSc level and will provide students with an advanced applied knowledge of diabetes assessment, interventions and care organisation relevant to both specialist and primary health care settings. On completion of the programme students will have demonstrated a critical understanding of applied diabetes management processes; including: Identifying individualised care management plans for people with diabetes; analysing and optimising diabetes care delivery systems; and how to manage common psychological problems. The programme also offers nested awards, alongside the full MSc: PG Certificate in Diabetes: Clinical Care and Management - 60 credits (1 year) PG Diploma in Diabetes: Clinical Care and Management - 120 credits (2 years) Masters of Science in Diabetes: Clinical Care and Management - 180 credits (3 years) These are available as entry points if you do not wish to register for the full three-year programme from the outset.

Course Aims

  • To equip students with critically developed advanced practice skills for diabetes clinical care and management.
  • To develop students into independent learners who are able to identify and synthesise clinical problems and issues at both the patient and care system levels.
  • To provide an educational framework to enable students to acquire and demonstrate both generic transferable competencies in formulating diabetes management plans.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

The programme is delivered part-time via distance learning through KCL’s online learning system KEATS, with embedded e-Learning materials, comprising: interactive presentations; webinars; online seminars; and directed access to electronic learning resources (e.g. journal articles).

Distance learning delivery allows students to pursue their studies flexibly while still being able to benefit from the full university experience with facilitated interactions with other students and members of the teaching team.

Students will be guided in their learning by a team of clinical academic researchers specialising in diabetes. The team with contributions from specialists from a variety of disciplines (diabetes nursing, diabetologists, dietitians, podiatry, general practice and pharmacy) will interact with students to enrich their learning experiences.

Assessment

    Structure

    Required modules

    Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totaling 180 credits over three academic years.

    7KANMD01 Diabetes: Principles of Care and Management (Core, 30 credits)
    7KANMD02 Diabetes: Applied Clinical Practice (Core, 30 credits)
    7KNIM355 Clinical Research in Diabetes (Core, 30 credits)
    Optional module (30 credits)
    7KNIM725 Dissertation (Core, 60 credits)

    Optional modules

    You will have the opportunity to take 30 credits of option modules in year 2, to include the following:

    7KNIP041 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (Optional, 30 credits)
    7KNIP042 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (Optional, 30 credits)
    7KNIM777 Applied Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice (Optional, 30 credits)
    7KNIM110 Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Healthcare (Optional, 30 credits)
    7KNIP030 Advanced Assessment skills for Non-Medical Practitioners (Optional, 30 credits)
    7KNIM717 Tissue Viability (Optional, 30 credits)

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    This programme is a multidisciplinary programme for all health professionals who want to develop an applied skills in diabetes care.  It will appeal to professionals who wish to specialise in diabetes care either in primary, intermediate or secondary care settings. Previous graduated have: gone on to become practice nurses, GPs, pharmacists, dieticians and podiatrists  with a special interest in diabetes. Other graduates have gone to become diabetes specialist nurses and dieticians. The programme will provide a comprehensive training in diabetes care, which will improve patient care and outcomes.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Part time: £3,680 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Part time: £8,220 per year (2022/23)

    Deposit

    Funding

    This online programme is suitable for health professionals with a responsibility for the management of diabetes. The programme is delivered at MSc level and will provide students with an advanced applied knowledge of diabetes assessment, interventions and care organisation relevant to both specialist and primary health care settings. On completion of the programme students will have demonstrated a critical understanding of applied diabetes management processes; including: Identifying individualised care management plans for people with diabetes; analysing and optimising diabetes care delivery systems; and how to manage common psychological problems. The programme also offers nested awards, alongside the full MSc: PG Certificate in Diabetes: Clinical Care and Management - 60 credits (1 year) PG Diploma in Diabetes: Clinical Care and Management - 120 credits (2 years) Masters of Science in Diabetes: Clinical Care and Management - 180 credits (3 years) These are available as entry points if you do not wish to register for the full three-year programme from the outset.

    Course Aims

    • To equip students with critically developed advanced practice skills for diabetes clinical care and management.
    • To develop students into independent learners who are able to identify and synthesise clinical problems and issues at both the patient and care system levels.
    • To provide an educational framework to enable students to acquire and demonstrate both generic transferable competencies in formulating diabetes management plans.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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    Teaching methods - what to expect

    The programme is delivered part-time via distance learning through KCL’s online learning system KEATS, with embedded e-Learning materials, comprising: interactive presentations; webinars; online seminars; and directed access to electronic learning resources (e.g. journal articles).

    Distance learning delivery allows students to pursue their studies flexibly while still being able to benefit from the full university experience with facilitated interactions with other students and members of the teaching team.

    Students will be guided in their learning by a team of clinical academic researchers specialising in diabetes. The team with contributions from specialists from a variety of disciplines (diabetes nursing, diabetologists, dietitians, podiatry, general practice and pharmacy) will interact with students to enrich their learning experiences.

    Assessment

      Structure

      Required modules

      Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totaling 180 credits over three academic years.

      7KANMD01 Diabetes: Principles of Care and Management (Core, 30 credits)
      7KANMD02 Diabetes: Applied Clinical Practice (Core, 30 credits)
      7KNIM355 Clinical Research in Diabetes (Core, 30 credits)
      Optional module (30 credits)
      7KNIM725 Dissertation (Core, 60 credits)

      Optional modules

      You will have the opportunity to take 30 credits of option modules in year 2, to include the following:

      7KNIP041 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (Optional, 30 credits)
      7KNIP042 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (Optional, 30 credits)
      7KNIM777 Applied Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice (Optional, 30 credits)
      7KNIM110 Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Healthcare (Optional, 30 credits)
      7KNIP030 Advanced Assessment skills for Non-Medical Practitioners (Optional, 30 credits)
      7KNIM717 Tissue Viability (Optional, 30 credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      This programme is a multidisciplinary programme for all health professionals who want to develop an applied skills in diabetes care.  It will appeal to professionals who wish to specialise in diabetes care either in primary, intermediate or secondary care settings. Previous graduated have: gone on to become practice nurses, GPs, pharmacists, dieticians and podiatrists  with a special interest in diabetes. Other graduates have gone to become diabetes specialist nurses and dieticians. The programme will provide a comprehensive training in diabetes care, which will improve patient care and outcomes.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Part time: £3,680 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Part time: £8,220 per year (2022/23)

      Deposit

      Funding

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