This programme will enable nurses, dieticians, doctors and other health care professionals to develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide a dedicated specialist clinical service enhancing their existing clinical skills portfolio.
By the end of the programme, you can expect to have developed an understanding of the:
local, national and international health and economic burden associated with diabetes and obesity
biological, psychological and environmental processes that lead to the development of diabetes and obesity and their complications
risks and benefits of interventions in patients with diabetes and obesity
impact of exercise upon diabetes and obesity and its impact upon management
complexities of patient management through pregnancy and in childhood
In addition, by the end of the programme you will have had the opportunity to acquire the following skills:
to assess the factors that contribute to the development of diabetes and obesity and its complications in individual patients
to select the most appropriate management strategies for patients with diabetes and obesity
the ability to understand, generate, interpret, analyse and present clinical and research data to an academic audience
to interpret and contextualize research data that may lead to improvements in the understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of patients with diabetes and obesity
Why study this course
The course will be delivered by international and national leaders in their respective fields. The University of Birmingham has an international reputation for research in obesity and diabetes that extends from laboratory bench to clinical research and from mechanistic studies to clinical trials.
The University of Birmingham also has strong links with the local NHS Foundation Trusts that deliver the highest quality clinical care and participate in major research in the fields of obesity and diabetes. You will have the opportunity to attend clinical sessions to see how knowledge is applied in real clinical setting.
The Masters programme will include the following modules (20 credits unless otherwise stated)
Epidemiology and pathogenesis and diabetes and obesity
Complications of Diabetes and Obesity
Therapeutics in Diabetes and Obesity
Research Methods (obligatory for MSc only)
Research Dissertation (obligatory for MSc only, 60 credits)
Fertility, pregnancy and childhood
To obtain the MSc, a total of 180 credits are required including a research dissertation. The Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) requires 120 credits (modules 5 and 6 are not obligatory) and the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) requires 60 credits (only module 1 is obligatory, all others are optional).
Fees and funding
UK/EU fee - £8475
Non UK/EU - to be confirmed
Graduates with a biomedical degree level qualification (2:1 or higher). Applicants without a degree or a lower degree classification may be considered on the basis of relevant experience or successful completion of an access resource through distance learning to demonstrate the acquisition of a suitable level of background knowledge.
IELTS - 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band. TOEFL – 600 (paper based)/250 (computer based) plus TWE 4.0 or 100 with no less than 23 in any band (internet based).
How to apply
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