Diabetes, Peadiatrics (MSc, PGDip, PGCert or PGA) ()

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About Diabetes, Peadiatrics (MSc, PGDip, PGCert or PGA) at University of Warwick

This programme is dedicated to healthcare professionals working with children and adolescents with diabetes. It aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to provide high quality care for your young patients and support for their parents or carers.

The flexible, modular structure allows you to study over a period suited to your own professional needs and circumstances.

Taught by experts from Warwick Medical School in diabetes, child education, child advocacy and mental health, this is an interactive programme in which you will learn through seminars, group work and individual study.

Quick Links Who is the course for?This course is designed for healthcare professionals across a whole spectrum of disciplines and experience involved in the care of children and adolescents with diabetes.

Course structure:

WMS Masters programmes are designed to provide a flexible education pathway to suit individual requirements and to take account of professional commitments.

You can take the programme in one year, as a full-time student, or on a part-time basis over a period of two to five years. Based on modular learning, it gives you the opportunity to progress from Certificate to Diploma to a full Masters degree.

  • Certificate stage: Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (UReCA) + two optional core modules
  • Diploma stage: UReCA + two optional core modules + three option modules
  • Masters stage: We offer two alternative routes to the MSc:
    • Professional Project path: UReCA + four optional core modules + two option modules + Professional Project
    • Dissertation path: UReCA + four optional core modules + one research module (approved by Course Director) + Dissertation

Each module can also be taken as a stand-alone Postgraduate Award.



  • UReCA: Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare(available onsite or via Distance Learning)

Optional core modules:

  • Type 1 Diabetes in Children
  • Other Forms of Diabetes (from Genetics to Obesity)
  • Management of Diabetes in Adolescence
  • Psycho-Social Management of Children and Young People with Diabetes

Optional modules:

  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Diabetes Care
  • Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) Therapy: Principles and Practice
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
Research modules:

Please note: These are only applicable if you choose to do the the dissertation.

  • Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Mixed Methods for Health Research
  • Design, Analysis and Interpretation of Epidemiological Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Health
Entry Requirements:

All students need to have a first degree or equivalent. They also need to have current registration as a healthcare professional alongside two years’ post-registration experience in diabetes and paediatrics.

Applicants with nursing or other professional qualifications and an appropriate level of experience will also be considered.

Teaching Methods:

This is an interactive programme. You will learn from the experiences of your fellow students and through lectures and seminars and group work.

Modules are organised in blocks of intensive study lasting either four or five days at a time.


Assessment for each module usually takes the form of a 4,000 word essay.

For the MSc, the Professional Project is assessed by a project report of 8,000-10,000 words; the dissertation is 15,000-20,000 words

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