NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Diabetes (Nursing) School of Medicine | School of Nursing and Midwifery Interdisciplinary College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

CONTACT Professor Derek O’Keeffe Consultant Endocrinologist, UHG HSE Professor, CMNHS, Clinical Science Institute, NUI Galway T: +353 91 494 213 E: 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. police clearance is required for this programme. Please see page 285 for further information. CLOSING DATE: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MHSc/PDip DURATION: 2 years, full-time (MHSc); 1 year, full-time (PDip) NUMBER OF PLACES: 5 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1DIN1 (MHSc); 1DIN9 (PDip) FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/

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 nurses who want to improve their knowledge and clinical skills for the care of patients with diabetes. Career Opportunities On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma/Master’s of Health Sciences Diabetes, which are Level 9 NFQ awards, a registered nurse would be eligible to apply for clinical nurse specialist registration in diabetes. Minimum Entry Requirements Programme applicants must meet the following entry requirements: • Be registered as a general nurse; • Hold an active general nursing registration; • Have a minimum of one year’s post-registration experience.

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


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