NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Diabetes (Medicine) School of Medicine College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc/PDip (exit award) DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 5 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1DIA1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme. Please see page 285 for further information. CLOSING DATE: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. CONTACT Professor Derek O’Keeffe Consultant Endocrinologist, UHG HSE Professor, CMNHS, Clinical Science Institute, NUI Galway T: +353 91 494 213 E:

Your Course 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 has classed diabetes as an epidemic requiring urgent action for both prevention and management. 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. This novel interdisciplinary programme is aimed at clinicians (physicians, dieticians, podiatrists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists, etc.) as well as life science and health promotion graduates who want to improve their knowledge of diabetes and skills in its management. Career Opportunities Specialist training in diabetes at postgraduate level, will demonstrate an academic commitment to diabetes care and research and therefore will allow the graduate to be competitive in pursuing future healthcare opportunities. Minimum Entry Requirements Programme applicants must meet the following entry requirements: a Second Class Honours Grade 1 degree in an appropriate degree programme.

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Improve knowledge of diabetes. 2. Improve skills in diabetes management. 3. Improve patient care.

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