Diabetes - Medicine

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 clinicians (physicians, dieticians, podiatrists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists, etc.) as well as life science and health promotion graduates who want to improve their knowledge of diabetes and skills in its management.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Programme applicants must meet the following entry requirements: a Second Class Honours Grade 1 degree in an appropriate degree programme.

Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme.

Application dates

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1 year, full-time

Enrolment dates

2020–21 academic year

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Specialist training in diabetes at postgraduate level, will demonstrate an academic commitment to diabetes care and research and therefore will allow the graduate to be competitive in pursuing future healthcare opportunities.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc/PDip (exit award)

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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