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MHSc/PDipHSc (Diabetes) Nursing, MHSC

University of Galway, Ireland

University of Galway

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About MHSc/PDipHSc (Diabetes) Nursing, MHSC - at University of Galway

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 Irelands 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 these 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 for clinicians and in particular nurses who are an integral part of the Diabetes Multidisciplinary Team.

Learning outcomes

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Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

All prospective candidates will be interviewed by telephone or Skype. Selection will be made by the program director in consultation with the head of school, on the basis of the applicant's written application. To be considered for admission to the programme, applicants must meet the admission criteria outlined above. Applicants will be evaluated on the:

Medical Diabetes Master's
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In addition to the faculty of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS), the Programme Board for the Masters of Health Sciences Diabetes play an active role in teaching on this course including:

Programme Director:
Professor Derek O'Keeffe Consultant Endocrinologist UHG HSE, Professor, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Galway

Programme Board:
Ms Helen Burke, ANP Diabetes, University Hospital Galway, HSE
Dr Maura Dowling, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Galway
Professor Sean Dinneen, HSE Clinical Lead Diabetes, Consultant Endocrinologist UHG
Dr Eva Flynn, General Practitioner, Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Galway

Documentation required to complete application

The programme is delivered using a blended learning format, combining on-line learning and face-to-face workshops. In addition this course has a core clinical requirement. The course assessments therefore reflect this approach by using a combination of continuous assessment through examining the students' online e-tivities, traditional essays, formal module exams, clinical portfolio review and assigned project activities.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Galway to find course entry requirements.

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