Diabetes CPD by distance learning, 2-4 months

This is for you if... you want the flexibility of studying by distance learning whilst expanding your knowledge, skills and confidence in diabetes care to improve outcomes in patient care and personal career progression.

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Course description

Course description

The world prevalence of diabetes amongst adults is increasing year-on-year making diabetes care one of the biggest medical challenges faced by health care professionals globally. This rising epidemic has increased the demand for services from personnel trained to deliver high quality care.

The Leicester Diabetes Centre now forms one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research, dynamic clinical services and teaching in diabetes. On this distance learning course you will benefit from the specialist knowledge of the experienced and high profile academic staff from the Centre and the University of Leicester. The ongoing research published by the Leicester Diabetes Centre ensures that all the online materials you use will be relevant and up to date.

These short courses combine the most topical thinking around clinical care and research in adults with practical examples of how novel research and evidence-based diabetes care can be applied in real life, clinical settings.

These courses will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care. You will become part of the Distance Learning Diabetes Community providing the opportunity for networking and sharing best practice.

Distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around existing work commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment. These courses are ideal for healthcare professionals who wish to specialise in diabetes from either a primary or secondary care background.

NB. The courses in 'Glycaemic Management' and 'Diabetes Complications' last four months and are worth 30 credits. The other courses run for two months and are worth 15 credits.

Each of these short courses is a module within our MSc in Diabetes by distance learning. You can only take one course at a time, up to a maximum of 60 credits. These credits can be used as APL if you decide to take the full degree (60 credits if you study for an MSc or PGDip, 30 credits if you study for a PGCert).

We also offer a range of Diabetes modules taught on campus and a campus-based MSc.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • Second class honours degree (or equivalent)
  • Plus qualified professional status in medicine, nursing or other recognised healthcare profession
  • Plus at least two years' professional experience in a health or social care setting, preferably in the field of diabetes.

Because applications are treated on an individual basis, candidates with alternative qualifications and evidence of being able to study at a Masters degree level may be considered.

You must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in diabetes, whether through a written personal statement, a formal interview and/or references.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

The courses in 'Glycaemic Management' and 'Diabetes Complications' last four months and cost £1,615 each.

The other courses run for two months and cost £810 each.

Find out more about how to pay.

International Students

The courses in 'Glycaemic Management' and 'Diabetes Complications' last four months and cost £1,615 each.

The other courses run for two months and cost £810 each.

Find out more about how to pay.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Studying with the University of Leicester gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your current employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.

Whether you're an employee looking to get ahead or an employer keen to develop the capabilities of your workforce, studying a short course with us will bring the resources of a leading University to your organisation.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

Available courses

Available courses

Each of these short courses is a module within our MSc in Diabetes by distance learning. You can only take one course at a time, up to a maximum of 60 credits. These credits can be used as APL if you decide to take the full degree (60 credits if you study for an MSc or PGDip, 30 credits if you study for a PGCert).

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Key dates

Children and Young People with Diabetes

Start date: 16 September 2019
Application deadline for September 2019: 9 September 2019

Adult Inpatient

Start date: 16 September 2019
Application deadline for September 2019: 9 September 2019

Glycaemic Management

Start date: 7 October 2019
Application deadline for October 2019: 30 September 2019

Diabetes Foundation Research

Start date: 18 November 2019
Application deadline for November 2019: 11 November 2019

Self-management and Lifestyle Behaviour Change

Start date: 20 January 2020
Application deadline for January 2020: 13 January 2020

Advanced Injectable Therapies

Start date: 20 January 2019
Application deadline for January 2020: 13 January 2020

Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes

Start date: 16 March 2020
Application deadline for March 2020: 9 March 2020

Diabetes Complications

Start date: 1 June 2020
Application deadline for May 2020: 25 May 2020

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Course Qualification Duration Availability
Course Glycaemic Management Qualification CPD Duration 4 months Availability Apply Now
Course Self-management and Lifestyle Behaviour Change Qualification CPD Duration 2 months Availability Apply Now
Course Advanced Injectable Therapies Qualification CPD Duration 2 months Availability Apply Now
Course Prevention, Obesity and Diabetes Qualification CPD Duration 2 months Availability Apply Now
Course Diabetes: Complications Qualification CPD Duration 4 months Availability Apply Now