Diabetes is on the rise worldwide. Healthcare professionals with expertise in diabetes care are in high demand. The work is challenging but rewarding, and the field needs talented professionals with a real commitment to the common good.
GCU’s MSc Diabetes Care and Management will prepare you to advance your career with confidence – and help people in your community enjoy healthier, more fulfilling lives.
The MSc Diabetes Care and Management is multidisciplinary, bringing together key insights from multiple fields. You'll learn about best practices in diabetes care and management from a broad range of perspectives.
Understand the biology of the disease
Learn about preventing, diagnosing and managing diabetes
Recognise diabetes complications
Explore the latest research in the field
Survey up-to-date advances in management and care
Acquire the skills to collaborate on active research
Hands-on research is an essential part of the programme. You’ll join a team of hard-working healthcare professionals exploring important questions in diabetes research.
What kind of research?
Obesity and vascular changes in type 2 diabetes Adipocyte pathophysiology in diabetes
Diabetes and the fetoplacental circulation
Novel in-vitro methods of assessing vascular function in health and disease
Alteration of vascular reactivity by insulin and cortisol
Effect of glucose concentration on blood vessel contractibility
Keeping the programme career-focused, our top six students undertake a short clinical attachment at a local hospital. This opportunity helps them solidify their skills and make a positive impact on patients in a real-world setting.
Our graduates go on to do good work in general practice, hospitals, and industry. Some choose to study for the UK General Medical Council exams (PLAB 1 and 2) and go on to work in the NHS.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.
Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.
The learning and teaching methods we use to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.
We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.