Diabetes is a global health emergency with over 600 million people expected to have the condition by 2030, representing 10% of the world’s population. Therefore the World Health Organisation (WHO) has classed diabetes as an epidemic requiring urgent action for both prevention and management. This has been echoed in Ireland’s Health Service Executive national policy and clinical strategy for diabetes. It is a chronic metabolic condition that can cause significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality if not managed correctly. Central to this management is controlling key physiological indices such as blood sugar, blood pressure and blood lipid levels, as well as promoting health behaviours such as regular exercise, healthy eating and not smoking.
Unfortunately achieving the biological targets and lifestyle goals is extremely challenging. Therefore given its growing prevalence and resulting impact on health care resources, there is an urgent need to provide specialist training in diabetes. This interdisciplinary programme aims to meet this need. This programme aims to prepare graduates to effectively contribute to diabetes management through comprehensive academic and research training.
The course is delivered through blended learning (online content and face to face workshops), with an attendance requirement of approximately 10 days per 4 month semester (please note some workshops may be scheduled at weekends). The duration of this course is 1 year.
Applications for the 2023 intake are now being accepted.
Check out our portfolio of Preventive Medicine and Cardiovascular Health programmes
which also includes the MSc Preventive Cardiology, Msc Cardioavascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, PG Cert (Cardiac Rehabilitation), MSc in Obesity .
For More Information:
Professor Derek O’Keeffe, Course Director