Clinical care and management diabetes courses available for healthcare professionals
Published on 26 July 2021
Series of courses from King’s College London set to open for applications in October.
A three-year part-time online master’s degree for diabetes healthcare professionals will welcome its first intake of students in September 2022. Diabetes is a long-term condition affecting over 460 million adults worldwide, and 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 healthcare 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.
From October King’s College London will be opening up applications for our newly reconfigured course. The specific aims of the programme are:
- 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 individual and care system levels.
- To provide an educational framework to enable students to acquire and demonstrate generic transferable competencies in formulating diabetes management plans.
Two online short courses will also be available. These are:
- Diabetic foot: principles and practice over a six-week period with two intakes per year (currently scheduled to be October and May).
- Metabolic surgery: principles and practice over a six-week period with two intakes per year (January and June).