What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma Diabetes Care course aims to build upon and advance the registered nurses/midwives repertoire of knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values within the chosen field of diabetes care.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is aimed at advancing the range, breadth and depth of professional knowledge and skills in the care of persons presenting with diabetes.

Aims of the programme

The Graduate Diploma in Diabetes Care is aimed at the professional preparation of registered nurses who wish to specialise in diabetes care. This strand is designed to meet the professional development needs of nurses/midwives caring for people at risk of or with a diagnosis of diabetes in clinical settings.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to provide care and advice at a specialist level for patients with more complex diabetes needs. You will also learn how to provide a service that is evidence based, and aims to improve quality of life for people with diabetes.

Information Technology

Blackboard, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching, is used extensively. The clinical placements provide students with excellent opportunities to learn from experts in other hospitals and/or within their own hospitals; students attend multidisciplinary lectures and tutorials and engage in supervised practice in order to develop and refine specific clinical skills.

Programme structure

This programme can be taken over 1 year (full time) or 2 years part-time. The academic year runs from September to May and is broken down into two semesters. Assessments are varied (assignments/short examination questions/MCQ/case presentation/practical examination) and occur at intervals throughout and at the end of the semesters.

Core Modules:

  • Nursing Knowledge Philosophy and Practice (Semester 1)
  • (Download dates for on-campus lectures)
  • Research Methods Applied to Healthcare (Semester 2)
  • (Download dates for on-campus lectures)

Specialist Modules:

  • Specialist 1 Diabetes Care (Semester 1)
  • Specialist 2 Diabetes Care (Semester 2)
  • Specialist 3 Diabetes Care (Semester 2)
  • Clinical Practicum (Diabetes Care) (Full Year)

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€16,535.00 (US$ 18,238) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Holders of Bachelors and Masters Degrees with good grades from competitive and well ranked universities and colleges can be considered for entry to graduate degrees at UCD. The normal requirement for entry to a taught Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. However intending applicants should check the individual requirements listed on the School website, since some degrees may require a higher standard for entry. For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, a year-long qualifying course may be available. In this case relevant work experience may be a requirement. UCD recognise the appropriate minimum score in the following recognised English Language Examinations: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University: A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based based TOEFL (iBT).

For international students

All applicants must hold a primary degree in Nursing or Midwifery or equivalent and be engaged in relevant clinical practice with an appropriate client group

All applicants must be entered onto the appropriate division of the Nurses/Midwives Register maintained by the NMBI.

IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University

  • A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.
  • A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section

Cambridge Examinations: English language examinations administered by the University of Cambridge: 180+ on Cambridge English scale (with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English).

Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item of both skills profiles.

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